36 barn-found Chevy Corvettes to find random new owners in May 2020
The Heller family, which accidentally came into possession of 36 vintage Chevrolet Corvettes in 2014, said it wanted to distribute the cars among new owners via a random giveaway. The game has already started and will continue until April 2020. Winners will be announced on May 15.
The collection consists of cars released between 1953 and 1989. Most of them have not been driven for years on end and are in a lamentable “barn find” state, with some already past any hope for repair. Only a few examples wearing unique paint schemes are of any potential interest (or value) to collectors.
As you can see on the photos, most of the vehicles lie buried under a thick layer of dust. Some exhibit major damages in multiple areas. In view of this, the Hellers decided to get rid of the collection without even trying to sell it first. New owners will be determined at random, and no one will have to pay a cent for any of the cars.
This is not the first time classical Corvettes are discovered sitting around in barns and sheds. American TV channel VH1 conducted a similar giveaway among its viewers in 1989, although it ended with the entire batch of cars going to Dennis Amodeo, a simple carpenter. He then resold it to Peter Max, renowned German-American pop artist.
Editor Andrew Raspopov