Corvette Museum Delivers First 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition

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Corvette Museum Delivers First 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition


Last Tuesday we noted that Chevrolet had brought the one and only 2017 Corvette Grand Sport in the World to display at SEMA. But that title as the “World’s Only” had expired by the time SEMA started as the Bowling Green Assembly Plant had already built the first batch of 1,000 planned Collector Editions for retail delivery.

One of the first to pick up the new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Editions was our friend John Mullane of Edwardsville, ILL whose did a R8C Museum Delivery at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green on Friday, October 28th.

John has had a thing for the Grand Sport since forever and his collection starts with a 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible that is VIN number 006. When the Grand Sport returned as a C6 model, John purchased a 2010 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible that is also VIN no. 006. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that John’s 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is both a convertible model and yes, it wears the VIN sequence number of 006.

Corvette Museum Delivers First 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition


So how do you get to select your own VIN when ordering a Corvette? In addition to checking the box for RPO Z75 (Grand Sport Collector Edition), John selected the RPO PIN which allows buyers to select their own VIN sequence number where available.

The Grand Sport Collector Editions featured one of the most unique color combinations in Chevy’s recent history. While the exterior is the new Watkins Glen Gray Metallic, it’s the Tension Blue interior that everyone usually talks about.

John was very impressed with the color combination when he first saw it in person at the NCM Bash in April and he knew immediately that it was the one for him.

Corvette Museum Delivers First 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition


“I chose the Collector Edition because I have loved the tension blue color since I first saw it at the Bash and because of the limited production. I also own ’96 Grand Sport convertible vin 0006 and ’10 Grand Sport convertible vin 0006 (the SEMA car). Makes for a nice collection.”

Corvette Museum Delivers First 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition


A nice collection indeed!

John and his wife were joined by 15 members of the LookingGlass Corvette Club of Illinois to witness the R8C delivery. Corvette friends are the best, am I right?

Congrats again John and here’s a virtual Corvette wave from us for the opportunity to share your Museum Delivery experience with your latest Corvette Grand Sport!

Corvette Museum Delivers First 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition


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2 COMMENTS

  1. I am having a problem with my 2012 corvette grand sport. Ive had it 3 mo and this last month and a half Ive had issues with it not cranking. It seems to be the battery is dead. It was in the shop for a week, trying to figure it out and finally they came to the conclusion that because I was leaving the key fob in the car, that it was ” waking up” the car and draining yhe battery, also had left a charger cord in the lighter (no device was plugged in tho). But, this last time it wouldnt crank, today, i had not left anything plugged in, cord or otherwise, and did not leave the fob in the car at all and still stranded me! I am at the end of my rope with this car! Can you or anyone help?!? Advice??

  2. I don’t know how long Torch Red has been in production. I would like to see a “fire engine red” offered. I think the Torch Red tends towards orange, especially in the sun. I wanted a red 2017, but ordered Admiral Blue instead.

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