Matched Set: 2020 Corvette Buyer Orders No. 285 to Match the VIN On His 1953 Corvette

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Matched Set: 2020 Corvette Buyer Orders No. 285 to Match the VIN of his 1953 Corvette

Photo Credit: Larry Smith / Facebook


As a member of various C8 Corvette groups on Facebook and elsewhere, we are heartened by the level of excitement that the new Corvette generates, especially among owners of classic Corvettes. We caught this Facebook post on the C8 Corvette Owners (and Friends) and definitely wanted to share it.

Larry Smith owns a 1953 Corvette wearing VIN #285 and he’s been showing photos of his Polo White roadster compared to an Arctic White C8 Corvette from the Corvette Configurator. But now his 2020 Corvette has been built and he has shared these actual photos of his car as it came down the assembly line.

The photos come from the National Corvette Museum as Larry opted to purchase a photo book detailing the building of his C8 Corvette, which is also VIN #285. Larry was able to get the matching VINs with the Selectable VIN option which costs $5,000.

Matched Set: 2020 Corvette Buyer Orders No. 285 to Match the VIN of his 1953 Corvette

Matched Set: 2020 Corvette Buyer Orders No. 285 to Match the VIN of his 1953 Corvette

Matched Set: 2020 Corvette Buyer Orders No. 285 to Match the VIN of his 1953 Corvette


Something tells me that Larry is going be enjoying the heck out of that white Corvette. I’ll let you use your imagination to decide which one I was talking about.

The Corvette Museum’s photo books detailing the construction of your C8 Corvette is a fantastic option for commemorating the build of your custom Corvette. They are priced at $700 and we hear that demand has been so great that they have had to hire a couple more photographers to follow the cars down the line!


Source:
Larry Smith / C8 Corvette Owners (And Friends)

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3 COMMENTS

  1. It would have been nice if Larry’s 2020 Corvette #285 could have been an Artice White convertible with a red interior, but I guess that wasn’t possible as they will be long past #285 by the time they start building convertibles. Or would the Selectable VIN option have allowed him to “reserve” #285 until a convertible could have been built for him? If so, then does that mean that VINs can no longer be relied upon to tell you at what point during a model year that particular Corvette was built? Could someone have paid $5000 to “reserve” #1, or if not #1 then say #2, even if their Corvette wasn’t built until much later in the model year?

  2. DougR
    I do believe that the $5000 buys your place in line not just the vin# you want. So if you were to pick say #2020, it would be 2020 cars into the production before your car came off the line. Besides, very few people could afford #1 and #2 (see related story, Rick Hendrick purchased both cars). Then again, in today’s world, there isn’t much that money can’t buy!

  3. That is good to hear, as that approach will maintain the integrity of the VIN sequence (although unfortunate that Larry could not have bought the #285 place in line for a convertible). And I guess after paying $3,000,000 for #1 Rick Hendrick would have only had to pay MSRP+$5,000 for #2!

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