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1962 CHEVROLET TANGIER SHRINE PATROL CORVETTE
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•1 of 13 produced in Heather Amethyst for the Tangier Shrine Corvette Patrol
•Displayed at the National Corvette Museum 2006-2008
•327/250 HP V-8 engine
•Dual exhaust
•3-speed manual transmission
•Metallic brakes
•Red interior
•Signal-seeking AM radio
•Clock
•Heat and defrost
•Whitewall tires
•Tachometer
•Full size spinner wheel covers

This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is documented as one of only 13 built for the Tangier Shrine Corvette Patrol of Omaha, Nebraska. Formed in 1956 by a group of 11 Omaha business and civic leaders, the Tangier Shrine Patrol's stated mission was to perform demonstrations of skilled driving to promote traffic safety in the community. The group chose the Corvette as the official car of the Patrol, and the first Corvettes were ordered in 1957 by Patrol-founding member and Chevrolet-dealer Garwood Anderson of Wahoo, Nebraska, through the Central Office Production Order system. The group ordered a small fleet of identical Corvettes every year for the next 25 years, and continued to perform their precision maneuvers and close-order drills in fender-to-fender or nose-to-tail formations, often separated by no more than 6 inches. The Patrol demonstrated these skills in parades throughout the Midwest and East, while helping to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. In 1962, Chevrolet General Manager Bunkie Knudsen gave the Patrol the choice of any color from any GM division; the members voted for Cadillac Heather Amethyst with white interiors, but as the latter was not available, they chose red. While somewhat startling, the combination left no doubt as to each Corvette's identity as a Shriner parade car. Not surprisingly, one of this car's first three owners painted it silver. In 1983, a serviceman in South Carolina bought the car and commenced a frame-off restoration. Upon discovering the layer of amethyst paint, he consulted with a Bloomington Gold judge, who confirmed the car's origins as one of the 1962 Tangier Shrine Patrol Corvettes. Once again presenting in the original amethyst and red with white soft top, it is equipped with the baseline 327/250 HP V-8 engine and 3-speed manual transmission, metallic brakes, heater and defroster, signal-seeking AM radio, tach and clock and whitewall tires with full-size spinner wheel covers. This unique Shriners Corvette comes with a letter from the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, verifying its display there from June 14, 2006, through April 6, 2008.

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Body

Body Color
Heather Amethyst
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1962
Make
CHEVROLET
Model
TANGIER SHRINE PATROL CORVETTE

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Body Style
Convertible
Lot
S338

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