Over the years we’ve covered the infamous VH1/Peter Max collection and we’ve become accustomed to seeing the cars in barn-find condition. After decades of being stored away in New York City parking garages covered in layers of dust and grime, the 36 Corvettes that span 1953 to 1989 have been rescued and now the first batch of the Lost Corvettes will soon be going to new homes.
Getting these pieces of automotive history back to Driver’s condition has been a labor of love for the Corvette Heroes, the group of guys who bought the collection and then decided to give them away to 36 lucky winners while also providing assistance to the National Guard Educational Foundation. The 36 Corvettes have been undergoing restoration at Dream Car Restorations on Long Island and each car has taken anywhere from 40 hours to 4000 hours to complete as the team makes sure the mechanics, interior and paint are all sorted out. And judging by the following photos taken by photographer Richard Prince, they’ve come a long away from those dingy garages in upper Manhattan.
Tickets for these Corvettes can still be purchased with your tax-deductible donation to the National Guard Educational Foundation, but time is running out as the sweepstakes for these completed cars ends on September 8, 2020, with the winners being announced on September 30, 2020. Tickets start at $3 each and CorvetteBlogger readers can get double entries on donations of $25 or more!
These Corvettes will be offered in Round 1 of the Lost Corvette Sweepstakes:
You can win one of these fabulous Corvettes with tickets starting at just $3. And if you do get the call that you’ve won, the Corvette Heroes will even pay the winner’s taxes! Proceeds benefit the National Guard Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization so your ticket purchase are tax-deductible.
Nearly 470,000 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen comprise the Army and Air National Guard. Founded in 1975, the National Guard Educational Foundation’s purpose is to tell the Guard’s story. Located in the National Guard Memorial Building in Washington, D.C., NGEF relies solely on charitable contributions to carry out its mission to present the rich heritage and continuing contributions of the National Guard of the United States.