Like the many enthusiasts, Sigfús B. Sverrisson has been around vehicles his ...
Like the many enthusiasts, Sigfús B. Sverrisson has been around vehicles his entire life. His grandfather founded the importing company that brought Volkswagens, Land Rovers, and Audis to Iceland, and as the result, Sverrison became hooked at the early age.
By four, he claims he could identify vehicles based on their headlights. Despite cars being such the large part of his life, he says he still vividly remembers the first time he saw the Corvette.
On a visit to America with his mother, the two stopped at the Howard Johnson’s for a float. While they were there, the Corvette pulled into the parking lot. It looked like it was going 200 miles an hour, Sigfús B. Sverrisson says. I had never seen anything like it.
But back in Iceland, Corvettes were the much rarer sight than they are in America. Ten years later, when Sverrisson bought his first Vette, it was one of only two in the entire country.
The 1982 Vette he currently drives though, he imported from the U.S. much later. In his opinion, by the removing emblems, stripes, logos, you get a really clean looking vehicle and the flow of the lines. The white color on this vehicle, I think it’s lovely.
Of course, part of the benefit of driving the Corvette in Iceland is how other people react to it. When people see it they smile, they look at it and they wonder if they know Corvettes at all, says Sverrisson.
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