If you’re like us, you may have figured the National Corvette Museum was already bursting at the seams with examples of our favorite sports car.
But the reality is that the NCM is actively seeking even more vehicle donations from enthusiasts like you.
In fact, several model years are needed to complete the Museum’s goal of having at least one example of each year since 1953, including 1955, 60, 61, 64, 65, 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 82, 91, 97, 98, 2001, 04, 05, 06, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19, as well as any prototype or experimental Corvettes.
But as the Museum uses its artifact and archive collections to tell the Corvette’s story, including significant milestones, technological upgrades, and its impact on the automotive world, it’s also looking for other vehicles that have a significant tie to the Corvette story.
Those would include the 2004-09 Cadillac XLR, the only car produced in tandem with the Corvette; other GM-built vehicles with Corvette engines like the 2006-09 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS, 2004-06 Pontiac GTO, and 2004-present Cadillac CTS-V; 1964 Cheetah; Corvette-powered Iso Grifo or Iso Rivolta; and Corvette-powered Bizzarrini.
Also on the wish list to explain how the Corvette came to be are pre-Corvette sports cars like the Glaspar G2, Lancer, Woodill Wildfire, Kaiser-Darrin, Mercer Raceabout, Stutz Bearcat, Nash-Healey, Crosley HotShot, MGTA, MGTB, MGTC, and Jaguar XJ120, as well as competitors like the Dodge Viper and 1955-57 Ford Thunderbird.
If you’d like to give your vehicle a place where it will be pampered and shared with other enthusiasts to tell the Corvette story, contact NCM Curator Derek E. Moore at 270-777-4516 or email him at [email protected].
Here is NCM Curator Derek Moore in his latest episode of Moore Mondays talking about Corvette donations and related cars wanted for the collection:
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