Once again, a blog named "Cross-Country Corvette" is unable to overlook any fine collection of vintage Corvettes and the Gilmore Museum had several nice ones on display.
|1953 Chevrolet Corvette|
This car was No. 27 in the first year production run of 300 Corvettes--all Polo White with red interiors--and was owned by its original buyer, owner of a Chevrolet dealership, for 32 years. Although causing great excitement as a concept car, the original Corvette was underpowered, only had a 2-speed automatic transmission, and lacked creature comforts such as roll-up windows.
|1955 Chevrolet Corvette|
|1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z-06 Coupe|
|1976 Chevrolet Corvette Concept Car "The Great White"|
|1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car Replica|
One of the most popular special edition Corvettes, the 1978 Pace Car Replica included new glass T-tops, alloy wheels, power windows, a rear window defogger, air conditioning, sports mirrors, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a heavy duty battery, an AM/FM stereo equipped with either an eight-track tape player or a CB radio, and power door locks. In addition to these features, each Indy Pace Car Corvette replica owner would receive a set of regalia decals that they could install at their discretion. The decal set included the famous “winged wheel” Indy Speedway logos for the rear fenders as well as large door emblems that read “Official Pace Car, 62nd Annual Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, May 28, 1978.” In all, some 6,502 examples were built and retain their value better than other Corvettes of this era.
Continue to Part 5 of the Gilmore Auto Museum visit here.