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Pre-Production 2019 ZR1 Displayed at Museum

2019 Nurburgring
The National Corvette Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit in Bowling Green, Kentucky, serves as the ‘Gateway to All Things Corvette.’ Charged with preserving the legendary sports car’s past, present and future, the Museum regularly displays vehicles on loan from General Motors as well as private individuals so that no two visits to the Museum are the …

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Cemented in History: 1954 ‘Entombed’ Corvette Joins Museum Collection

1954 "Entombed" Corvette
It was 1954 and successful business man, Richard Sampson of Brunswick, Maine had just purchased a brand-new Corvette. After driving it for four years, he wanted to park it somewhere safe. Sampson was constructing new stores for his grocery chain and decided one of them would be the perfect structure to keep his car secure. …

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All-Original 1977 Corvette Donated

Libby Smith 1977 Donation
Elizabeth “Libby” Smith of Garrison, KY has her uncle to thank for her love of Corvette. And her parents have Corvette to thank for keeping Libby on track! A college student at Morehead College in Kentucky, Libby’s parents told her if she stayed in school, kept her grades up and graduated, they would get her …

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Telling the Story of Corvettes’ Early Competitor

Ford Thunderbird Donation
“What’s that FORD doing in a Corvette Museum? Don Hering of Cincinnati, OH remembers the first time he saw a Thunderbird. He was 11 years old, and the 1955 model had just debuted. From then it became a life-long dream to own one. “Growing up I always thought they were cool, and I was interested …

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Rare Color 1993 ZR-1 Donated

1993 Black Rose ZR1 Donation
The Corvette has a long history that’s connected to the U.S. military, and the story of how this particular Corvette made it’s way to the National Corvette Museum has a military connection. For many who have served, owning a Corvette after returning home is a reward to themselves. In our donor’s case, he served in …

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