The number of vehicles housed within the collections of the National Corvette Museum, and owned by the non-profit foundation, which are utilized to create ever-changing exhibits within the Museum continues to grow thanks to the generosity of our numerous donors. Apart from being in our exhibits, many of these vehicles are used for the NCM’s Museum in Motion programs, educational programs, school visits, and parades, while some are donated with the specific goal of being converted to cash to be reinvested in the Museum’s collections.
This 1974 Corvette was donated to the National Corvette Museum in early 2014 and has been exhibited numerous times in the Museum. It was a one-owner car at the time of its donation, purchased originally with only 8 miles on the odometer. It currently has only 34,434 miles on it. This would be a great Corvette for an enthusiast’s collection, or for a regular driver.
“We are thankful to the donor of this Corvette and have enjoyed it being in the collection for the past five years,” said Derek E. Moore, Director of Collections / Curator of the National Corvette Museum. “Money raised by auctioning this Corvette will be reinvested into the Museum’s collections, whoever purchases this Corvette is truly helping us further our mission.”
This beautiful Dark Brown (Code 68) Corvette with Saddle color leather interior (Code 416) has the original 350ci/250hp, L82 engine with a 4-speed manual transmission and Corvette Rally wheels with Firestone white letter GR70-15 tires mounted.
The Saddle interior was enhanced with the custom interior package which includes wood grained door panel and console trim, along with carpeted lower door panels. This Corvette also has working air-conditioning, four-wheel power disc brakes, power steering, tilt/telescoping steering column, AM/FM radio, and theft alarm.
1974 was the first year for Corvette to have body color, urethane bumpers front and rear and was the last year of Corvette to not have a catalytic converter. This is also the famed year of the ‘split rear bumper’.
The winner of this auction will also receive the ‘NCM Experience’ through our on-site Corvette delivery department (subject to scheduling). Much like the GM Option Code R8C, designating a Corvette to be delivered to the National Corvette Museum instead of a dealership, the NCM Experience provides a red carpet experience and day in the spotlight with your newly purchased Corvette. The program includes a V.I.P. Museum tour, one-year individual membership to the Museum, commemorative plaque, silver decal and a photograph in front of the Museum. The Experience Corvettes are also placed on display on Corvette Boulevard and viewable on the Museum’s web cams.
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