Corvettes of the GM Heritage Center – Take a Virtual Tour!

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GM Heritage Center

Feast your eyes on some of the most incredible Corvettes and ‘Vette prototypes ever produced.

Imagine, if you will, an 81,000 square foot facility chock full of incredible prototypes and historically significant Chevrolet creations. Over 165 of them in fact, a large number of them quite literally priceless. This magical place might sound like a dream, but it’s very real. It’s called the GM Heritage Museum and is located in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Manta Ray

Housed within that large building is what General Motors refers to as the “Heritage Collection.” And we’re here to let you in on a little secret: The rotating display currently features a bunch of totally awesome Corvettes. We know this because our pal, prolific auto writer Jake Stumph, who edits our brother site LS1 Tech, recently visited the holy grail of Chevy history. And he brought back a slew of great photos.

What kind of cool and unique Corvettes can you expect to see at the GM Heritage Center, you ask? Well, aside from an early C2 and the very first C5 ever produced, you’ll find some of the most famous Corvette prototypes of all time. That includes the Manta Ray and XP898 concepts. Not to mention one of our personal favorites: the Reynolds Corvette Experimental. Heck, that mid-engine, aluminum-bodied prototype looks like something that could be built today, even though it’s from the early ’70s.

Reynolds Corvette Experimental

Other eye candy on display includes the amazing rotary powered Aerovette and the super slick CERV III. The latter debuted at the 1990 Detroit Auto Show but could probably still outrun many supercars today. The carbon/kevlar-bodied Corvette topped out at 225 mph thanks to a twin-turbo 5.7-liter V8 producing 650 hp.

CERV III

Be sure and check out the full gallery and details over at LS1 Tech. Just put on a bib first because you don’t want to drool all over your keyboard. You have been warned.

Photos by Jake Stumph

 

 

Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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