Tallahassee Automobile Museum Adds A New Ride to Its Collection

The Tallahassee Automobile Museum added a new ride to its collection – an award-winning, custom 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

After four years of vehicle transformation, the design and construction was completed in 2007.

The ’72 model was the last year the C3 body style which had both front and rear chrome bumpers. The body has mainly remained stock other than a C7 style hood that is electrically controlled, chrome bumpers that have been trimmed and a $50,000 House of Kolor, “Osmosis Red” paint job.

Major modifications include: Magnuson supercharged LS2 / 6.0 liter / 550 horse power engine, Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission with close-ratio gearing, Heidt’s stainless steel Super Ride IRS with Ridetech air springs (allows for individual tire location control for a maximum 5-inch maximum height adjustment), SRIII Motorsports tubular frame, American Racing Torq Thrust II aluminum wheels andWilwood power disc brakes.

The ’72 Stingray was on the show circuit for the past 10 years and won numerous awards, including Super Chevy, Best in Show and Best Corvette. It has only 308 miles on the odometer. It has also been featured in several magazine articles including Corvette Magazine (Sept. 2011) and Vette (Dec. 2013). 

See this muscle car as well as more than 150 other rare, historic and unique automobiles and Americana collections at the museum. Click here for information on hours and admission.

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Visit Tallahassee

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Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee)

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