The 1,750,000th Chevrolet Corvette has rolled off the production line, marking another milestone for the iconic American sport scar.
The first-ever Corvette – white with red interior – roared into life on 30 June, 1953 and now 67 years later, the 1.75 millionth Corvette is also finished in Arctic White with a red leather interior, an homage to that very first Corvette.
That combination marks a tradition for General Motors, with both the one-millionth (a 1992 convertible) and 1.5-millionth Corvette (2009 convertible) featuring the same exterior and interior colour combos. Both those cars live in the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, where this historic 2020-built Corvette will also reside, albeit briefly.
Those older historically important cars became famous around the world when in 2014, the Museum was devastated by a sinkhole that swallowed some of the Museum’s collection. The one-millionth Corvette has since been completely restored by General Motors and is back at its rightful place on display.
The Museum will give away the 1.75-millionth Corvette via a raffle. Just 1500 tickets at $200 a pop will be sold. All proceeds go to the non-profit Museum. But before you run off to snare yourself one of the 400 remaining tickets, be aware you need to be physically in Kentucky at the time of purchasing the ticket, according to the Museum’s terms and conditions.
“This type of milestone only comes around every 10 or so years for Corvette,” said Kai Spande, Bowling Green Assembly plant director on Facebook. “For this landmark achievement to also be one of the early mid-engines is just awesome for us and for our customers. It’s an amazing time to be part of the Chevrolet brand.”
This historic 2020 Corvette comes pretty well-equipped, featuring the Z51 performance package, 3LT equipment group, five-spoke machined-face sterling silver alloy wheels, engine appearance package, front lift adjustable height with memory, and more. If purchased as is, it would cost about US$81,000 (AUD$112,000).
Earlier this week General Motors confirmed Australia will get factory right-hand drive Corvettes, starting in 2021.