The National Corvette Museum receives a fair share of Corvette donations from passionate enthusiasts around the country, and recently a 1967 C2 Corvette and a 1987 C4 Corvette have been added to the collection.
The donor is William Engle Jr., a man in the midst of a battle with inoperable liver cancer. Despite this rather bleak point in life for Engle, he still finds a way to show is generosity. Engle also sees this as a way to ensure that both of his prized possessions would be cared for properly in the future.
The C2 was his first Corvette, purchased back in 1971. The car is still in good shape, with 85 percent of it being original. When he bought the car, it needed an engine rebuild due to a hole in a cylinder. After the repair, the car went on to be used in the Tri Vettes Ltd Corvette club of East Greenbush, NY.
Engle bought the 1987 C4 ‘Vette brand new from McGuire Chevrolet in 1986, and went on to use the vehicle as a daily driver for the next 10 years. Of course, he would go on to buy a third Corvette, a 2007 Atomic Orange Corvette bought from Hawthorne Chevrolet.
There’s no doubt that this man loves his Corvettes, and possibly a fascination with model years ending in seven. We wish Engle all the best in his battle.