GM auctioning off Classic Car Collection

HISTORY FOR SALE

By MARK DeCAMBRE
New York Post
April 6, 2009

“Fallen auto giant General Motors has resorted to unloading its prized collection of classic cars as its newly installed CEO said yesterday the company will go into bankruptcy if that’s what Uncle Sam wants.

GM is auctioning a fleet of collectible cars from its so-called Heritage Collection, including a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 used in the movie “Runaway Bride” as well as a 1920 Chevy Model T truck.”

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Diggin deeper, we find that GM is also offering up a 1978 Corvette Indy 500 pace car, one of four made – and one of two that GM owns.

The auction, which runs from April 9-11, 2009, also features some other notable cars:
– A rare 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 convertible
– a Lime Gold 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback
– a pair of 1968 Shelby GT350 fastbacks
– a trio of 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 fastbacks
– a 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS5 convertible
– a 1970 Chevelle SS 396 convertible
– a 1969 Camaro Z/28 with an authentic “X77” production code
– a 1954 Corvette convertible
– a 1962 Corvette FI convertible
– a 1969 Corvette convertible with a 427c L71 engine
– a 1957 Thunderbird “E” convertible
– a 1959 Pontiac Bonneville convertible
– a 1955 Bel Air convertible