Video: How Do You Get a 1965 Sting Ray Into a Museum Lobby?
Ever wonder how people manage to get cars inside buildings? In this video from YouTube the folks at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming give us a look at what it took to get this immaculate 1965 Sting Ray Corvette into the museum’s lobby for display. To get the Sting Ray into the museum involved unloading the car at the building’s loading dock and completely draining it of gasoline. Then it’s a matter of wheeling the car past all of the displays, and making some pretty tight turns, all without power steering since the car can’t be running inside the building.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: “Corvettes are meant to be driven, not displayed in some museum… besides; what’s it doing at a western museum?” Well, you’ll be interested to know that the car will only be on display at the museum for just a few months, because it’s actually the grand prize of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s annual raffle and will be moving on to a new home. The tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100 and the drawing will be held at the museum’s Patrons’ Ball on September 22, 2012, which is the grand finale to the Rendezvous Royale event that is held every September in Cody. Check out their website if you’d like to buy a chance to own this awesome Vette, and help out a great museum in the process.
The Buffalo Bill Cody Museum’s website says, “Since 1917, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West—keeping those western experiences alive for today’s visitors and those in the future. Just as William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody took the West to the world, we’ve taken on the challenge of bringing the West to you.” Looks like they can now add “Corvettes” to the list of things they bring you as well.