Take a look at this video spotlighting the latest donation to the < AHREF="http://www.corvetteblogger.com/tag/corvette-museum/">National Corvette Museum – a 1967 Marlboro Maroon convertible with a stinger hood and the 427/4-speed combination courtesy of Dr. Torok and his wife.
But don’t think that they’re going to just ride off into the sunset in an SUV and never climb into another Corvette, though.
In fact, it was their purchase of a 2016 Z06 that prompted the idea of making the donation of the ’67 in the first place.
“Yes, we’ve had a lot of fun with it (the ’67),” Dr. Torok explains, “and then this last year, we went the route of getting the 2016 Z06 so this one lost out a little bit in that competition and we haven’t used it as much the last summer.
“So we thought this would be the right place to send it … pretty happy to be here to donate it to the Corvette Museum,” he said. “We’ve been here in the past and seen your organization, museum and realized that this is a good home for the car.”
His wife, also a doctor, confesses she was never really a Corvette enthusiast until they bought the new Z06 “and now I’m a real fan!” she says.
The C7 Z06 “is such a fantastic car,” she says, “so yes, it kind of replaced” the 1967 in their use.
Being a dermatologist, she notes with a laugh that sunroofs and convertibles “weren’t the thing for your skin,” so she’s happy that the ’67 has found a new home where it will be preserved while at the same time they still have their Z06 to enjoy for years to come.
NCM Curator Derek Moore says in the video that it’s always “a fun day” when someone donates their classic Corvette to the Museum and encourages others to consider doing the same.
“I really want to encourage you guys if you have anything – a Corvette or any other item that you think pertains to Corvette history – and you think it should be preserved here at the Museum, reach out to me,” Derek says. “We love what we do here, and we love preserving Corvette history so please reach out.”
You can reach Derek by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 270-777-4516.
Just as the crowd applauded Dr. Torok as he pulled his 1967 into the Museum, we also applaud the Toroks for their generosity in helping save a significant piece of Corvette history.
As Dr. Torok says in the video: “We’re very much into the nostalgia of the cars. This is … the time when we grew up and got out of high school and into college and into medical school, so these were kind of the most desirable cars of that time. Other people I know will appreciate it just as much as we do.
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