Twenty-five years ago, music channel VH1 gave away one Corvette from each year to one lucky individual, a carpenter from Long Island, New York. Peter Max, the iconic 1960s pop artist whose work captured the late-1960s zeitgeist like no other, ended up buying the collection, but the 36 Corvettes have languished in storage for quite a long time. Now it’s being reported by The New York Times that the collection is being prepared to be sold sometime in 2015.
Peter Max had intended to use the Corvettes for a project he had planned, but the project stalled. Over the years, the cars were moved from storage facility to storage facility, but now the collection will be moving across the block of a yet-unnamed auction house.
Earlier this year, two families with an interest in Corvettes purchased the cars from Peter Max, and they currently are going through all of them to make them ready for sale, as many have fallen into disrepair. In particular, the 1953 Corvette is currently receiving a frame-off restoration.
GM Authority will let you know when this grand collection will hit the block. Will the set be broken up? Will they stay together? We’ll soon find out in several months.