One of the most fascinating collections of cars and trucks is at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, MI.
If you’ve not been there, I highly recommend you put a visit there at the top of your to-do list.
Some 600 cars and trucks make up the GM North American Heritage Collection. Many of the vehicles reflect GM's industry-firsts.
Of note for us, of course, is the very first Corvette ever built — the EX-122, shown below. This beauty was a General Motors Motorama showcar and was first exhibited at the Waldorf Astoria in January of 1953. EX-122 was an instant hit and the first production Corvette was built on June 30, 1953 in Flint, MI. As you may know, only 300 were built — virtually by hand and all on a pilot line. This first-year Corvette was available only in Polo white, with a red bucket-seat interior trim. The base price? $3,498!
The GM Heritage Collection is ever-changing. New vehicles are constantly acquired to fully represent GM's product story of the past 100-plus years.
Visits to the facility are available by appointment only. The facility also can be reserved for special events. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.