Couple lovingly restores 'first date' Corvette

By Alyn Edwards, For Postmedia News
April 19, 2013 2:08 AM

Doug Penn raised three children before retiring as the deputy fire chief in Burnaby, B.C., and moving to Sechelt, northwest of Vancouver.

His destination was absolute heaven: that is the Absolute Heaven Oceanfront Suites and Spa B&B that he and his wife Doreen created for their life after retirement.

They brought with them the 1957 Corvette that Doug has owned since 1976. That car conveyed them on their first date.

"Her father thought I was rich driving such a nice car," Doug recalls.

Once they had completed renovations on their B&B, which includes two large private suites, the couple turned their attention to the Corvette, which had been stored for 33 years.

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