• May 8th 2005 at 6:43AM
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They found them all and they have been sitting in a Brooklyn basement since 1990. Boy, do I remember this contest. VH1 was giving away a Corvette from every year – 1953-1989. My dad and I even spent time to divvy up which Vettes we kept and which we sold since garaging 36 cars, unless we opened a museum, would be impossible. Far-out artist Peter Max purchased all 36 cars from the contest winner for under $500,000 (cheap) and planned to paint them in all different colors (ugh) and sell them as special editions. Max grew bored of the plan and just let the Vettes sit. If you won the big prize, what Corvettes would you keep in your personal collection?

  • We wanted to keep:

  • 53 just because

  • 55

  • 57 even if it wasn?t a fuelie

  • 63 if it was a coupe

  • 67 as last of the breed

  • Any other 60s that may have has interesting engine combinations- doubtful there was a ZL1 in there

  • 68

  • 73 because it was a mixed up kid (enduro front, chrome rear)

  • 81 last year before the evil Cross-Fire

  • At least 2 of the 85-89s hoping that the 86 was a convertible

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      • 10 Years Ago
      if only 1! the 67, some say vettes weren't made after 67. I do, the were made better after 90. Hated 78 yuk till the 90's ( the 83 was Ok ) if 2... add the shark, a 69' I know the 68, but no side pipes and the door handle thing. if 3 a 75 convertable...ah sure will miss thoughs ragtops
      • 10 Years Ago
      I'd keep them all and put them on display around the world.
      • 10 Years Ago
      Probably one of each generation (although there wouldn't be any C5 or C6, obviously.) On the other hand, if Peter Max ever got a hold of any of them I'd be reporting the results to the police as vandalism.
      • 10 Years Ago
      I'd sell them all and buy a brand new series Porsche Boxster S... Or maybe a 3.0 Z4. Ha!!! Car Snobs Unite!
      • 10 Years Ago
      Well, I'm shopping for a classic Corvette right now, so here's what I've been looking for: 56: first year of the best body style 57: last year before quad headlights, first year for 283 engine 61: first year for Sting Ray-style rear styling, last year for two-tone paint 63: split-window coupes are just cool 65, 66: disc brakes; big block engines 67: I just don't have that kind of money 68-89: Let Peter Max paint them all, except maybe the '68 convertible.
      • 10 Years Ago
      53, 57, 59, 63, 66, 69, 71, and which ever 80s one was a ZR1. if no ZR1, then no interest in the 80s.
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