Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Lost Corvettes

This is a really unusual story. In 1989, the VH1 channel ran a competition to win 36 Corvettes, one representing each model year. This wasn't a Corvette each for 36 winners - one lucky chap, Dennis Amadeo, a Long Island carpenter, won the whole lot.
In a bizarre twist, the entire collection was sold to Manhattan artist Peter Max, a man with no marked interest in cars in general or Corvettes in particular, who told himself in a dream that he should buy them. Sadly, the cars were parked up in a Brooklyn basement and effectively abandoned for a couple of decades.

You can read the story in full in this excellent Jalopnik post.

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