It takes a lot of guts to part ways with a treasure. For the auto enthusiast, that could be a vehicle of any sorts. But, Rick Seymour recently let go of a prized possession, albeit for a good cause.
The National Corvette Museum released a notice stating it was in search for a 35th anniversary 1988 C4 Corvette as part of its ongoing display of mint-condition vehicles.
Fortunately for the museum, Seymour and his wife Deb Seymour purchased just the car in 1988, trading in their 1985 C4 Corvette for a piece of history. The couple was emotional speaking about the car in the latest Corvette Museum blog posting, but with good reason.
The 1988 C4 Corvette has merely 380 miles. It was never washed with hose water. Occupants wore gloves to ensure oils didn’t damage any portion of the interior pieces. The Corvette is truly in factory condition.
“You might consider it a little nutty,” Seymour chuckled.
After Bloomington Gold moved to the Seymour’s part of town, Champagne, Illinois, the couple certified the 1988 C4 Corvette but, after reading about the museum’s ongoing search, they decided it was time to let it go.
The Corvette had already been willed to the NCM, but the Seymours figured there was no time like the present to give the museum a piece of Corvette history. The 1988 35th anniversary C4 Corvette will reside in the newly finished Sky Dome.
And, not to worry, the couple participated in the Corvette Delivery program back in 2006, where they both took delivery of their 2006 C6 Corvette Z06. One toy may be gone, but the another will surely fill the void.