This weekend my wife and I had a yard sale to dispose of excess items in the house. I had one garage door open where the fun cars stay as I needed to get items or tools as needed during the day. Several people peeked in there and would mention either the Corvette or the Avantis, including one seasoned citizen who gave us a different slant on the old "Avantis were built in Canada" story.

The old fellow said he knew that back in the day the state of Washington used Avantis as police cars...they brought them in from across the border in Canada where they were built to be converted for that purpose!

My wife and I simply smiled at one another...we didn't see any purpose in correcting him. It wouldn't have served much purpose we thought.