Petersen Corvette 60th Anniversary - Only Original Once

Petersen Automotive Museum Corvette Day - Value of Corvettes, Mar 1 2013

Special Car Store: The Petersen Automotive Museum hosted a series of expert panels in honor of the venerable Corvette's 60th Anniversary. Follow us for a series of articles on the original experts and legends of Corvette's checkered flag history. Part 1:

Bill Stephens: How can somebody with an unrestored car project know what that car is going to be worth and whether or not to leave it alone?

Mike Yager: Obviously, leave it alone. I've got a 54 Corvette with 2400 miles on it and when you look at it, it's a very pretty car. It's original, but when you look at the body seams of the car they show up. People go "boy, you ought fix that car up" - and wow, you just take away the value. I think you have fewer buyers of that original car, but the buyers who want it pay the price. So you never touch one. It's like an antique, I mean once it's refinished... everybody has a refinished car. But it's only original once - why would you change it? it survived that long. Leave it.

Mike Yagers, Petersen Corvette 60th Panelist

Below: Mike's 1964 Chevrolet Corvette  - New York World’s Fair Show Car

Mid America Motorsports www.mamotorworks.com

www.petersen.org/visit/museum-events/60th-corvette-anniversary-2013

photos by Randy Berg

1964 Chevrolet Corvette  - New York World’s Fair Show Car

Mike Yager with 1964 Chevrolet Corvette New York World’s Fair Show Car
1964 Chevrolet Corvette New York World’s Fair Show Car
1964 Chevrolet Corvette New York World’s Fair Show Car
1964 Chevrolet Corvette New York World’s Fair Show Car

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