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Great Bend collector sells Roy Orbison Corvette

This black 1967 Corvette Stingray, once owned by Bob and Carol Martin of Great Bend, was purchased in late 2011 by Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports. It is shown with a guitar autographed by the car’s original owner, singer Roy Orbison.

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Bob Martin can only see his classic Corvette Stingray in dreams, since selling it to former race car driver Rick Hendrick. But Martin isn’t crying after parting with the rare car that was once owned by singer Roy Orbison.

After more than a decade in Great Bend, the car has moved to Hendrick Motorsports in Charlotte, N.C.

Great Bend resident Martin said he sold the 1967 Corvette Stringray to Hendrick, owner of the top NASCAR auto racing team, toward the end of 2011.

American singer-songwriter Roy Orbison (1936-1988) had a number of hit recordings, including "Oh Pretty Woman ...

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