Thursday, May 26, 2011

National Corvette Museum Displays Roy Orbison's 1967 Corvette Stingray

Roy Orbison was one of the world's first car collectors, and took great pride in his collection. His red 1967 Corvette Stingray is now on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.

Roy was a big Corvette fan and owned several over the years. The display car was Roy's personal car, used daily to drive to the studio during the making of "The Traveling Wilburys" and "Mystery Girl" albums. It was also the last car that Roy purchased before his death in 1988.

The car has 390HP and 427 CI. It features factory side pipes, air conditioning, OEM bolt-on alloys, chrome step plates, 4-speed manual transmission, electric windows, power steering, OEM gauges, 3 2BBL carburetors and matching numbers. The car is on loan from Roy's wife, Barbara Orbison.

Crank up your favorite Orbison tunes and take the scenic drive to Bowling Green this summer to see Roy's car, as well as many other American classics!