1953 Corvette #254 Headed to this Weekend’s Classic Car Auction at the National Corvette Museum
With only 300 Corvettes made in the first year of production in 1953, not many of these historic treasures ever cross the auction block in a single year. But this weekend could be your chance to own one as the 254th Corvette ever made will be up for auction at the first-ever Hartland Auctions sale
Raffle tickets are available for the 25th Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway benefiting Saint Bernard Parish and School in Rockport, Indiana.
This year’s car is a horizon blue 1960 Corvette Convertible purchased from ProTeam Corvette in Napoleon, Ohio. The number to order tickets is 812-362-7313. Ticket orders may also be downloaded from www.StBernardCorvette.org where photos and videos of the car are featured. The cost of each opportunity is $30.00 or 4 for $100.00. Only 10,000 tickets will be sold.
“We’ve sold tickets from as far away as New Zealand, Germany, a soldier in Afghanistan and nearly every state in North America,” said David Lovell of Saint Bernard Parish. “We only have around 1,000 tickets still remaining with two weeks to go until the drawing.”
The winner will be drawn on Sunday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m. CDT at the annual Saint Bernard Summer Social on the church grounds at 6th & Elm St. in Rockport, IN. Admission is free. The Summer Social hours are 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and everyone in the community is invited to attend. Saint Bernard Elementary School is the only accredited private/parochial school in Spencer County. Over 20% of Saint Bernard students are non-parishioners and a bus service is available for daycare, pre-school and K-8 students.
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