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Chevrolet’s position of having the world’s most popular sports car is ironclad on the basis of the 1,406,738 Corvettes produced from its introduction in mid-1953 through 2005.
Besides the lineup of each model series and the obligatory Museum gift shop, other features of the NCM include one-of-a-kind concept cars, race cars, dealership displays, nostalgic street scenes, a cutaway ’Vette, statues of famous men in the marque’s history, and even a barrier-crashed car from the GM Proving Grounds. Altogether, about 75 cars generally are on exhibit at any one time.
One of the unique aspects of the
Museum is the possibility of buying a copy of the original build sheet of any
Corvette assembled at
And despite it being a just
one-make museum, and of a contemporary vehicle at that, the NCM is well worth
any car lover swinging off Exit 28 of I-65 in southern
The Museum is open 8-5 Central Time every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, with admission charges of $8 adult, $6 over 55, $4.50 children 6-16, or families $20. The assembly plant’s tours run twice daily, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., but it is wise to check the Website or call them beforehand (270-745-8019) because of unpredictable plant operating schedules.
For Corvette fans enthused by
their visit to the