The Chevrolet Corvette has been in production since 1953, and over the years, it has grown to become one of the most iconic and recognizable names in performance the world has ever known. The latest eighth generation has doubled down on that reputation, and today, 67 years after the first Corvette model left the factory, the 1.75 millionth Corvette has officially rolled off the line at GM’s production facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Now, this historic vehicle is up for grabs in a raffle hosted by the National Corvette Museum.
The 1.75 million Chevrolet Corvette follows the one millionth Corvette (a 1992 model) and the 1.5 millionth Corvette (a 2009 model) as a landmark in Corvette production history. Both the one millionth Corvette and the 1.5 millionth Corvette are convertibles with a white exterior and red interior, paying homage to the very first Corvette produced, a convertible with a Polo White exterior and red interior.
It should come as no surprise then that the 1.75 millionth Corvette comes with Arctic White paint and an Adrenaline Red interior. Interestingly, it is Coupe, not a Convertible, even though customer C8 Convertible production reportedly kicked off earlier this month. Nevertheless, the 1.75 millionth Vette is equipped with the Z51 Performance Package, the 3LT equipment group, the engine appearance package, front lift adjustable height with memory feature, and 5-trident spoke machined-face sterling silver aluminum wheels, among several other extras.
The 1.75 million Chevrolet Corvette will be temporarily held at the National Corvette Museum before it’s raffled off as part of the Museum’s fundraising efforts.
“We are appreciative of Chevrolet for aligning the production of one of our Corvette raffle cars so that it would become this milestone in production,” said President and CEO of the National Corvette Museum, Dr. Sean Preston. “It’s exciting that in just 11 years Bowling Green Assembly has produced 250,000 Corvettes. No other sports car can claim that kind of production volume or enthusiast following.”
The 1.75 millionth Chevrolet Corvette is slated to be raffled off on September 4th at 3 p.m. CT as part of the Museum’s 26th Anniversary Celebration event. Naturally, this particular model also includes the optional Corvette Museum Delivery (RPO code R8C).
“While you do not have to be a raffle winner to pick-up your Corvette from the Museum, we always look forward to celebrating with those who won their car from us,” Preston added. “The Museum has been raffling Corvettes for over 20 years, welcoming new enthusiasts to the family in the process. We are appreciative of those who support our raffle program through ticket purchases as it is one of the primary fundraisers for the Museum.”
Raffle tickets are $200 a piece, with sales limited to 1,500 tickets total. Just 398 tickets remain available as of this writing (08/19/2020).
Source: National Corvette Museum