Back in July of 2014 we first reported on the opening of the Bob McDorman Automotive Museum. Roughly a year later we were saddened to report that McDorman had passed away at age 82. Now it looks like another chapter in the McDorman story will be writtenas the museum has closed and its collection of Chevrolets and memorabilia will be sold at auction.
Bob McDorman was a Chevrolet dealer for nearly half a century and is also a Corvette Hall of Famer. Over the years he accumulated a massive collection of low serial number, celebrity owned, and “first” and “last” Corvettes and Chevrolets. The collection got so big that he actually had 3 separate auctions to thin the herd prior to this one. The last big auction took place back in 2010 and was this writer’s first assignment for CorvetteBlogger.
A December 20th post on the museum’s Facebook page shared the news that December 30th will be its last day of operations. All of the museum’s cars and memorabilia will be sold at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction May 16th-20th, 2017. The museum’s website shows 38 total cars with 22 of those being Corvettes.
Get your bidder’s pass now and we’ll see you in Indy to say farewell to one of the Corvette community’s greatest collections.