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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

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National Corvette Museum eNews
  JANUARY 12, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Chevrolet to Produce Corvette 427 Convertible
  • 60th Anniversary Package Announced for 2013
  • Build Your Own Grand Sport Raffle Winner Drawn
  • Circle City Corvettes: First THREE Acre Member
  • Corvette Store Featured Item
  • Celebrate with a Brick
  • January Monthly Calendar Wallpaper
Chevrolet to Produce Corvette 427 Convertible

Chevrolet today unveiled the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition - the fastest, most capable convertible in Corvette's history - as well as a 60th Anniversary Package that will be available on all 2013 Corvette models.

"The 2013 model year will be historic for Corvette, marking its 60th Anniversary and the final year for the current 'C6' generation," said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Marketing and Strategy for Chevrolet.

The Corvette has a 427ci LS7 engine from the Z06, rated at 505hp. It is the most powerful engine ever installed in a production Corvette convertible and is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.

The 427 Convertible also features several carbon-fiber components that help reduce weight, including carbon fiber raised hood, Z06-style fenders, floor panels and optional front splitter and rocker panels.

On Saturday, January 21, 2012, around 4PM, EST, the first 427 Convertible in the 60th Anniversary Appearance Package will be offered for sale at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, AZ with live nationwide coverage on SPEED TV. If you are planning to attend the auction, be sure to stop by our booth and say 'hi'!

60th Anniversary Package Announced for 2013

All 2013 Corvettes models, including the 427 Convertible, will be available with a 60th Anniversary Package, featuring an Arctic White exterior with a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with suede accents. Convertible models will have a blue top.

Additional content includes a ZR1-style rear spoiler, special badging, gray-painted brake calipers and the "60th" logo on the wheel center caps, steering wheel and seat headrests. An optional graphics package adds full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue, including a tonal stripe stitched into the convertible top, extending the graphic theme over the roof.

For 2013, all Corvettes will feature special 60th Anniversary cross-flag badges on the front fascia and the interior "waterfall" panel on the convertible model, as well as 60th logo in the instrument panel gauge cluster and on the sill plate.

Orders for 2013 Corvettes will begin in March.

If you are a fan of the Carlisle Blue exterior color or Centennial Edition Package, take note that production of those will end this winter. The last chance to order Carlisle Blue Corvettes is February 9-13 while Centennial Edition Package orders will wrap up March 1-6. Tentatively, the last chance to order 2012 Corvettes will be March 15-19.

Click here to learn more and get the 2013 specs from our website.

"Build Your Own" Grand Sport Winner Drawn
 

Congratulations to Danny Robison of Westlake, LA! His winning ticket #30 was drawn in today's raffle for a "Build Your Own" Grand Sport. We sold 1134 of the 1994 tickets.

In TWO WEEKS, Thursday, January 26, is your chance to win a "Build Your Own" Z06 or Grand Sport with $60,000 cash option! This raffle is limited to 1,500 tickets at $150 each. As of today we've only sold 147 tickets.

Learn more and purchase tickets online at www.corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883 during normal business hours.

Circle City Corvette Club: First "Three" Acre Club Member!
 

When it comes to helping out the Corvette Museum, Circle City Corvettes of Dothan, AL are no strangers! After paying off their first acre commitment for the Motorsports Park project, the club decided to commit to not one, but TWO additional acres!

"When the NCM's One Acre program started, the CCC members were quite enthusiastic in supporting the park," said Ambassador Charley Robertson. "Our first acre was paid off in 2011 with more monies going to a second acre. During a Fall club meeting, a unanimous vote was taken to add on a third acre!"

For the past 32 years the club has hosted a fundraising event, and in 1998 after attending the NCM's Bash, Jim and Charley Robertson decided they wanted to get more active with the Museum and create an auction at their club's annual Beach Caravan. Over the years the auction has raised over $90,000 for the NCM, offering lots of cool autographed items up for bid.

Mark your calendars because this year's event is May 17-19. Learn more online here.

Corvette Store Featured Item: Made in the USA

The Man Knob Exhaust Switch. The "Man Switch" is now easier to use and blends seamlessly with the rest of your interior. Open and close your C6 Z06 exhaust baffles without ever having to take your hand off the shift knob! Now the power to control the sound of your Corvette is right at your fingertips. Also works with C6 cars that have Z06-style (NPP) mufflers. Comes with all necessary wiring for easy installation. Made in the USA. $189.00

Check out all the great "Made in the USA" items offered by the Corvette Store online here!

Celebrate with a Brick!
 

Is there an anniversary or holiday you’d like to honor in stone? Would you like to see your child or pet's name etched forever in our Walk of Fame?  Check out our celebration logo bricks for design options!  Birthdays, anniversaries or memorial dates can be engraved with the logo of your choice. Celebration logo bricks are placed in entryway to original front doors of the Museum in special reserved areas and at NCM’s discretion.

View the design options online here.

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2006 Corvette Racing Poster with Autographs

Win a piece of Corvette Racing history!  This poster reads “Pratt & Miller, 2006 Champions, ALMS Manufacturer ~ Team ~ Driver, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing” and measures 26” x 18”.  The poster is autographed by Corvette Racing drivers Olivier Beretta, Oliver Gavin, Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen. Proceeds benefit the Museum and bidding ends January 19 online here!


Corvette Racing Shaving Kit

This nice little trinket is a stainless steel Corvette Racing Shaving Kit with 2012 Corvette Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Claudio's name engraved on the lid. The kit includes a comb, nail file, tooth brush, razor, handle and nail clippers. Great for the Corvette Lover on the go! Kit measures 4 1/2" X 4". Proceed benefit the Museum and bidding ends January 19 online here.

CORVETTE DRIVE STREET SIGN

$29.95

JANUARY CALENDAR WALLPAPER


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2012 Corvette ZR1 at the Ron Fellows Driving School

NEXT RAFFLE


"Build Your Own" Z06 or Grand Sport Corvette with $60k Cash Option

Thursday, January 26 at 2pm CT

Tickets $150, Limited to 1,500 Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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