All 36 Corvettes will be restored to running condition and resold
In 1989, VH1 decided to do something unimaginable: accumulate 36 Corvettes, one for each year America's sports car had been manufactured, and give them away to one lucky viewer via a 900 phone number contest. And the best part of this story is it only gets more outrageous.
Dennis Amodeo, a carpenter from Long Island, won the prize and was awarded the cars in a highly publicized media blitz concocted by VH1. However, he didn't hold on to the cars for long.
Artist Peter Max, who doesn't drive, wanted to turn the collection into a psychedelic art exhibition. He contacted Amodeo to meet in NYC where the pair hammered out a deal for the cars: $250,000 in cash, $250,000 worth of Peter Max art, and an agreement that stated should Max ever sell the collection, Amodeo would receive part of the proceeds up to $1 million.
Since then, the lot of Corvettes has been sitting dormant in New York City garages, only seeing daylight when the cars needed to be moved to a new storage location. Max at one point entertained the idea of adding newer Corvettes to the collection, but that never materialized.
This past summer, Max and a man tasked to find a new location for the cars named Peter Heller struck a deal taking the Corvettes off the hands of Max. Heller and his partners will restore the collection to drivable condition and resell them, hopefully as a full lot with their pop culture lore intact.
Looking for your own Corvette?All 36 Corvettes will be restored to running condition and resold In 1989, VH1 decided to do something unimaginable: accumulate 36... 10/29/2014 10:16:09 AM 10/29/2014 10:16:09 AM