The Corvette has a long history that’s connected to the U.S. military, and the story of how this particular Corvette made it’s way to the National Corvette Museum has a military connection.
For many who have served, owning a Corvette after returning home is a reward to themselves. In our donor’s case, he served in Desert Storm and Afghanistan, being hit by an IED in Afghanistan in 2007. A few years later, in 2010, was when he acquired the ZR-1. “I was driving around and pulled into a car lot, just to look, and there was a Black Rose Metallic ZR-1. I checked the price and I could get it! I didn’t even ask the wife.”
The donor, who wishes for the focus to be on the car and not himself and has chosen to remain anonymous, was drawn to the car’s history. “I was a history major and that car is a piece of history. When I was in the military, Desert Storm, this car came out, and aww man I just had to have it! They only made seven like this one. I drove the car until I had my leg amputated, so I couldn’t drive it anymore.”
While our donor is no stranger to Corvette, currently owning a ’75, ’78, 2000 and 2014 – it is the 1993 ZR-1 that gets him excited. “I’m a member of the Museum and I thought you would be the best recipient of the car. You can do whatever you want with it, but when I drop it off, it’s like I had it so it’s now a piece of my history, too.”
Thank you to this donor for both his service to our country, and his generous donation!