On Monday, October 30, 2017 the Museum received a donation of a 1967 427 ‘Big Block’ Corvette from Dr. Leonard Torok of Medina, Ohio. Dr. Torok had purchased the beautiful Marlboro Maroon Convertible about ten years ago in Florida.
“We are very much into the nostalgia of the cars and this is the kind of time when we grew up,” said Torok. “These were the most desirable cars of that time. We’d been looking for a ’67 with a soft top. It has the off-road exhaust so you can talk to the passenger, and with the 427 4-speed it is a lot of fun to drive with the top down.”
The Toroks loved the car, but after purchasing a new Corvette, decided it was time to find a good home for the 67. “This last year, we got a 2016 Z06 and this one hasn’t gotten used as much. This is the right place to send it,” Torok said. “We’ve been here in the past and realized this is a good home for the car.”
Only 3,464 Corvettes were made in Marlboro Maroon in 1967, and the model year is the last of the second generation of Corvette. This Corvette has been restored to NCRS Top Flight standards.
“We love what we do here and we love preserving Corvette history,” said Derek Moore, Museum Curator.
If you have an artifact or vehicle important to Corvette history that you’d be interested in donating to the Museum, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact [email protected] or call 270-777-4516 to inquire.