With COVID-19-related shutdowns showing little sign of ending in the very near future, many people currently have very little to look forward to. Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Rockport, Indiana may be able to change that through its annual Corvette raffle, though, which will see the parish give away a 1962 Corvette Convertible to one lucky winner.
The Saint Bernard Catholic Church has held its Corvette Raffle fundraiser for 32 years in a row, but this year’s raffle is extra special. The prize car is a 1962 Corvette Convertible with the sought-after 327 cubic-inch fuel-injected V8 engine – otherwise known as a “Fuelie” in Corvette enthusiast circles.
The C1 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible previously received a Top Flight designation from the National Corvette Restorers Society, indicating this vehicle’s restoration is about as high quality and accurate as can be. It features the original, numbers-matching 327 cubic-inch V8 engine with the correct Rochester mechanical injector unit, which links up with the original T10 four-speed manual transmission. The ’62 “Fuelie” also comes with the original owner’s manual, full restoration documentation and other NCRS documents.
The car was purchased by Saint Bernard Church for the raffle from classic car dealership Streetside Classics in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Saint Bernard Catholic Church’s annual Corvette raffle is organized and held by parish volunteers, so all proceeds from raffle tickets will benefit the church itself, along with its school and daycare programs. Tickets are $30 each, though four tickets can be purchased for $100. A total of 15,000 tickets will be sold, so those who want a chance at winning this mint-condition Roman Red convertible may want to act sooner rather than later.
Saint Bernard Catholic Church will also draw tickets for second and third place, which include cash prizes of $1,000 and $500. More information on the 1962 Corvette Convertible, along with information on how to buy tickets, is available via the church’s website.
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