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Corvette Introduces the 60th Anniversary plus the 427 Collectors Edition!

2013 Corvette 427 Convertible

Today Chevrolet announced two new special edition Corvettes to round out the production of the C6 Corvette. The two models that have been unveiled are the 60th Anniversary Edition and the fastest Corvette convertible produced, the 427 Convertible Collectors Edition.

“The 2013 model year will be historic for Corvette, marking its 60th Anniversary and the final year for the current ‘C6’ generation,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Marketing and Strategy for Chevrolet. “We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate these milestones than bringing back one of the most-coveted combinations in the brand’s history – the Corvette convertible and a 427 cubic-inch engine.”

Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition

The Corvette 427 Convertible blends elements of the Z06 and ZR1 models to create the fastest and most-capable convertible in Corvette’s history.

Its heart is the 427-cubic-inch (7.0L) LS7 engine from the Corvette Z06. Rated at 505
horsepower (377 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. of torque (637 Nm), it is the most powerful engine ever installed in a production Corvette convertible – and, like the Z06, the 427 Convertible is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.

The LS7 was co-developed with the Corvette Le Mans-winning GT1 engine and features
lightweight titanium connecting rods and intake valves, as well as racing-inspired high-flow cylinder heads and a dry-sump oiling system. It is assembled by hand at GM’s Performance Build Center, where customers who purchase the 427 Convertible Collector Edition can purchase the Corvette Build Experience option and assemble the engine that will power their new car.

Supporting performance elements in the Corvette 427 Convertible include the driveline and rear axle system from the Corvette Z06, a rear-mounted battery and standard Magnetic Selective Ride Control. The standard 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels are wrapped in ZR1-style Michelin PS2 tires. Lightweight machine-face Cup wheels – introduced on the 2012 Corvette Z06 with Z07 and Corvette ZR1 with PDE performance packages – come standard and include unique gray-painted pockets. Black Cup wheels or chrome ZR1-style wheels are also available.

The 427 Convertible also features several carbon-fiber components that help reduce weight, including:

  • Carbon fiber raised hood (introduced on the 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition)
  • Carbon fiber Z06-style fenders
  • Carbon fiber floor panels
  • The “CFZ” carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels are optional on the 427 Convertible, and included with the 60th Anniversary package

The weight reduction brings the 427 Convertible’s curb weight to 3,355 pounds (1,522 kg). Combined with its 505-horsepower LS7 engine, it gives the 427 Convertible a power-to-weight ratio of 6.64 – or one horsepower for every 6.64 pounds of vehicle mass.

That’s better than:

  • Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – 6.90
  • Audi R8 5.2 RSI Spyder – 7.58
  • Aston Martin DBS Volante Convertible – 7.82
  • Ferrari California Convertible – 8.31

The combination of low mass and high output will make the 427 Convertible one of the fastest convertibles in the world, delivering estimated 0-60 performance of 3.8 seconds, quarter-mile performance of 11.8 seconds, lateral acceleration of 1.04 g and a top speed of more than 190mph.

The 427 Convertible is available in 2LT, 3LT and 4LT trim levels and will carry a unique vehicle identification number sequence, similar to the Corvette ZR1.

Corvette 60th Anniversary Package

All 2013 Corvette models, including the 427 Convertible, will be available with a 60th
Anniversary Package, featuring an Arctic White exterior with a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with suede accents. Convertible models will have a blue top.

Additional content includes a ZR1-style rear spoiler, special badging, gray-painted brake calipers and the “60th” logo on the wheel center caps, steering wheel and seat headrests. An optional graphics package adds full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue, including a tonal stripe stitched into the convertible top, extending the graphic theme over the roof.

For 2013, all Corvettes will feature 60th Anniversary badges on the fascias and the “waterfall” panel on convertible models, as well as 60th logos in the instrument panel gauge cluster and on the sill plates.

Chevrolet will be auctioning off the first Corvette 427 Convertible at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction with proceeds going to AARP’s Drive to End Hunger initiative on January 21st.

Chevrolet said that both cars will be available late summer when the 2013 Corvettes start production.  We hope to have both models at the annual NCM Bash at the National Corvette Museum in April.


NCM Insurance is attending Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals!


It has been nearly a month since I have last written, and I think it is partially due to the fact that car show season is about over.  It is a shame!  The NCM Insurance Agency has attended many shows this year and met some amazing people along the way. We have a couple more shows this year, and we will be taking a little break.  Over the next several months you will see new press releases with some exciting features we are adding for both policy holders and what we hope to be future policy holders.

The NCM Insurance Agency has one more off-site show this year, and it is in one of our favorite cities.  We will be setting up at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals just outside of Chicago, IL.  The event is November 19th and 20th located at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

MCACN is the largest indoor car show around and attracts many very unique show cars or rare cars.  Some of the  special displays include the Class of 1971 40th display which will feature hardtops, convertibles and a 1971 LS6 Corvette display.  You will be treated to some of the country’s rarest and most desirable muscle cars from 1971.  Some additional features at the show will be the 50th anniversary of the 1961 model year, Dodge Challenger T/A Reunion, Motion Madness, Midget Racer Mania, the famous Shelby Snakepit, Corvette Triple Diamond Showcase and Competition, sYc Supercar Showcase, sYc Members Showcase, ZL1/COPO Invitational Display, 2nd Generation Camaro L78 display, etc.

As you can see there will be many great classic muscle cars on display, and we would love to see you there!  We will have our mobile quoting command center (sounds fancy!) along with our poster giveaway.  Stop by, get a quote and get a great looking poster by artist Sabastian Poole.

We look forward to seeing many great friends and hope to make new ones!

Are you interested in attending the show?  Check out www.mcacn.com for more information.


Wildfire claims 2 Corvettes, see how it was handled!

In April a great friend of the National Corvette Museum and a customer of the NCM Insurance Agency received a call as he came out to the NCM for the C5/C6 Bash that he will not forget anytime soon.  He was told that a wildfire started near his house and destroyed some of his prized possessions.

We caught up with Holt when he returned to the Corvette Museum for the 17th Annual Labor Day Celebration, and he wanted to share his experience with you all.

The NCM Insurance Agency proudly writes Collector Car Insurance for AMIG or American Modern Insurance Group on an Agreed Value policy. To have the same great coverage as Holt, put together a quote at www.ncminsurance.com or give us a call at 877.678.7626.


Are you buying a Corvette at Carlisle? Come see us for your insurance needs!

Are you going to Corvettes at Carlisle this year? Are you looking to buy a new car? If so, the NCM Insurance Agency will be available to write your Collector Car Insurance coverage immediately!

We are conveniently located under the Grandstands which are connected to the Food Court. We are in the next building over from the Orrstown Bank and Chip’s Choice Display. Our spot is #27 and we will be prepared to provide instant coverage for the new addition.

The NCM Insurance Agency is more than an insurance agency…as part of the National Corvette Museum, we are pleased to offer Corvette insurance, collector car insurance and car club insurance. Our programs are not just limited to Corvettes – we will accept just about any make and model of collector vehicle! The NCM Insurance Agency has been writing business in almost every state since April of 2009.

We offer flexible usage as well as the Nine-to-Five Driver endorsement that allows you to drive your Corvette or other Collector Car to work up to 2 times per week. We also offer mileage options and many deductible options ranging from $0, $250, $500, etc. Most importantly we offer an Agreed Value Coverage policy. We do not believe in a one size fits all policy, so stop by and let us tailor a package just for you.

We look forward to working with you!


National Corvette Museum Celebrates 100 Years of Chevrolet with Special Exhibit

Chevrolet’s first car pulled onto the auto scene like a decked-out debutante. Race-car driver Louis Chevrolet imagined an upscale dream car based on the racing cars he loved. The Series C Classic Six produced 40 horsepower and could go a whopping 65 miles per hour, competing with the high-performance cars of its time. For the first couple of years, it was simply called “the Chevrolet.” While Chevrolet co-founder Bill Durant would quickly shift the company toward affordability, performance would stay at the heart of Chevrolet for a century to come.

The National Corvette Museum celebrates Chevrolet’s 100th anniversary with a special 14-car exhibit, showcasing a variety of Chevrolet vehicles through the decades. On display are a 1912 “Little” – a product of the Little Car Company which was dissolved into Chevrolet; a 1928 Phaeton Touring Car; a 1935 Chevrolet; a 1936 Canopy Express Pick-up – used for produce display and delivery; a 1942 ‘War Car’, a 1955 Bel Air; a 1958 Impala; a 1964 Corvair; a 1965 Chevelle 300; a 1970 Chevelle; 1987 Monte Carlo; a 1996 Camaro; a 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette and a 2012 Volt.

“Our goal for this exhibit was to not only offer a wide variety of Chevrolet models, but also select vehicles to represent each decade of the 100 years,” said Katie Frassinelli, Marketing Manager and member of the Museum’s Display Committee.

As with the majority of vehicles on display in the museum, all of the exhibit cars are on loan from private individuals with three of them on loan from the General Motors Heritage Center. The display runs through December 31, 2011 in the Museum’s Exhibit Hall and is included with regular museum admission.

The National Corvette Museum is located at I-65, exit 28 in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is open daily, 8am-5pm CT. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for kids age 6-16, kids under 6 are free, or family admission (everyone in the same household) is $25. For more information on the Museum, visit www.corvettemuseum.org or call 800-538-3883.

In addition to the Museum’s celebratory exhibit, Chevrolet has launched a special “Chevy 100” channel on Pandora featuring 100 popular songs with Chevrolet-related references such as Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” and Don McLean’s “American Pie.” Additionally, Chevrolet is sponsoring the August 20 Woodward Dream Cruise – a grassroots event which draws an estimated 1.5 million car enthusiasts and 30,000 muscle cars to Michigan’s legendary Woodward Avenue. Chevrolet fans can also vote for their favorite models in a tournament-style bracket challenge which will eventually crown just one Chevy as “the best” at www.chevrolet.com/100-years/best-chevy-of-all-time/.


Media Contact:

Katie Frassinelli, Marketing and Communications Manager

National Corvette Museum

270-467-8846 | 800-538-3883 x146 or [email protected]


Common misconceptions on the NCM Insurance Agency

Common misconceptions on the NCM Insurance Agency 

The past 3 years of the NCM Insurance Agency have been an amazing time!  We now insure nearly 50 million dollars worth of Collector Vehicles and have tripled our business in the last year alone!  We are a rapidly growing insurance agency that is making a ton of buzz in the industry.  We could not be growing as much as we have been without our current customers spreading the word about what we do.  We cannot thank you enough! 

The NCM Insurance Agency has attended many shows over the last 3 years and talked with thousands of people on the phone.  Every once in a while we will hear things like “I have a new Corvette” or “where are you actually located”, etc.  We would like to take this opportunity to share the answers to our frequently asked questions. 

“We have a new Corvette, you won’t insure that.” 

Collector Car Insurance does not mean Classic Car Insurance, and the majority of the cars we insure are newer Corvettes, 1997-current.  There are limitations on usage to qualify for Collector Car Insurance – cars cannot be used for daily use such as going to the grocery store, mall, Dr’s office, golf course, etc.  If you use your Corvette or any other collector car for the occasional pleasure trip, club events, car shows, parades then you may qualify.  We have several mileage options to choose from as well from 1K, 3K and 6K miles. 

“Where are you actually located?” 

We are based out of and operated by the National Corvette Museum. Our agent, Adam Boca,
is a employee of the National Corvette Museum.  100% of the commission goes to directly support and further the mission of the NCM.  We are not an agency or a company that the NCM endorses, we ARE the NCM. 

“I have other collector cars and you only insure Corvettes” 

While the business of the National Corvette Museum is Corvettes, the NCM Insurance Agency insures many other cars besides Corvettes.  If you have multiple collector cars or corvettes we have some of the best rates when it comes to collections.  We would love to have the opportunity to quote your street rod, muscle car, Corvette, exotic cars, kit car, vintage motorcycles, collection, etc.  Give us a shot, and let’s see if we can save you money and offer you the best customer service available. 

We hope that this helps answer questions on what we have to offer.  No matter the type or year of collector vehicle we would love to have the opportunity to provide a quote for you.  Please check out our website at www.ncminsurance.com or give us a call at 877.678.7626.


WOW! What a great month for Corvette and Classic Car owners!

This month we have been on a marathon mission!  The NCM Insurance Agency has been at 5 shows over the last month meeting many new faces and seeing many of our current friends/customers.  The month of May has been a car person’s month.

The National Corvette Museum hosted the annual C5/C6 Bash bringing over 1,000 people into Bowling Green.  This event draws folks in from all over the world to celebrate the creation of the C5 (1997-2004) and C6 (2005-Current) Corvettes.  Many of GM’s top Corvette engineers, designers, marketers, etc come to this event along with racing drivers and team members from Corvette Racing.  We host a ton of road tours to various scenic destinations from bourbon distilleries to wineries and manufacturers of great homemade artisan cheeses.  We ended the event with the Margaritaville Banquet in the National Corvette Museum’s conference center.  This is an event that should not be missed!

The next weekend we attended the National Street Rod Association South East event in Knoxville, TN.  I am used to Corvette events, but if you are a car person you need to add this to your bucket list!  Some of the finest street rods in the country along with some of the top vendors of rodding goodies were in attendance.  We had the pleasure of meeting all new faces at this event, and we hope that we were able to educate folks about what we have to offer.  Check out our facebook page for photos of the event.  We will also be attending the NSRA Nationals in Louisville, KY this August!  Look for us there!

The following weekend we were home at the C4 Gathering here at the National Corvette Museum.  This is a great event that really caters to the lovers of the C4 Corvette (1984-1996).  This event draws a large number of ZR-1 and Grand Sport Enthusiasts.  We had an outstanding display of modified ZR-1’s including 3 Lingenfelter cars, 2 of which have the rare body package.  We had a great looking twin turbo ZR-1 along with a rare 1986 prototype ZR-1!  This year also marked the 15th anniversary of the 1996 Grand Sport with the LT4 engine.  We had two 1996 Grand Sports, a 1963 Grand Sport replica, and a new Grand Sport on display.  This event is getting better and better each year!

A couple of weekends later we found ourselves in the great state of Texas.  We attended the Lone Star Corvette Classic at Texas Motor Speedway.  The Lone Star Corvette Club (largest single club in the US) puts on a great show!  We began at the Marriott hotel in Fort Worth with registration and with some of the vendors who were setup.  Friday evening was mix and mingle with participants and vendors, sample the taco bar and then NCM Insurance Agency proudly sponsored the dessert table.  Saturday started bright and early at Texas Motor Speedway under the grandstands( where we set up our insurance display, and we also brought the Corvette Store to Dallas.  We had a great turn out and saw some amazing Corvettes!  The Lone Star Corvette Club has been an outstanding supporter of the National Corvette Museum, and they also were the first club to purchase Car Club Liability and Directors and Officers coverage from us.  We appreciate all that this club does for us!

As I type this we are in our 2nd day of the Corvette Forum Cruise In.  This event holds a special place in my heart as it was an event I helped create back in October of 1999.  Because of this event and Corvette Forum I have many friendships that I truly cherish.  I met my lovely wife, Kelly, through the Corvette Forum as well!  This year was a special year as we also hosted  80 Wounded Warriors from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox.  The participants of the Corvette Forum Cruise In drove to each military base and picked up a solider that is part of the Wounded Warriors program.  These soldiers were lead by the Kentucky State Police back to the National Corvette Museum where they were treated to a BBQ lunch, and guided tours of the National Corvette Museum and the Corvette Assembly Plant.  They wrapped up the day with whoopie pies (from the Corvette Café), brownies and a great goodie back pack donated by Mobil 1. This was a great way to start our Memorial Day weekend, by recognizing and honoring those who protect our freedom!

As you can see the month has been jammed pack full of activities.  We are looking forward to a couple weekends at home, then we are back on the road to the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance in Cincinnati, OH.  We hope to see you at an event near you sometime soon! 

PS:  If you are hosting an event and would like some NCM Insurance brochures to pass out or include in goody bags please email me at [email protected]


National Corvette Museum’s Insurance Agency Launches New Website

The NCM Insurance Agency unveiled a redesigned website this week that makes quoting collector car insurance as easy as the click of a button. The redesign allows current customers the opportunity to manage their policies, request ID cards, make policy changes and more. The new site also helps the National Corvette Museum more effectively provide useful information about collector vehicle coverages and offer online tools to facilitate the process for them.

“The previous website had a great nostalgic feel, but failed to provide important and useful information to current and future clients,” said NCM Insurance Agent Adam Boca. “The new website is easier to navigate for visitors and creates a positive experience, with useful Corvette and collector car insurance information in an easy-to-browse format.”

NCM Insurance is provided through American Modern Insurance Group, which offers discounts for eligible Museum Members. “American Modern Insurance Group was founded in 1965 and is a national leader in specialty insurance. The company’s financial stability is rated A+ (Superior) by an independent industry analyst and is acknowledged for its claim service,” according to Dave Seibert, American Modern sales representative.

“What makes NCM unique is its national reach from its vantage point within the National Corvette Museum,” Seibert explained. “It is truly integrated into the history and future of the ‘Corvette culture’ and has leveraged its special knowledge to serve the insurance needs of virtually all collector vehicles. This new website should allow the NCM Insurance Agency to enhance their customers’ experience, and that supports the mission of the Museum.”

Boca said that 100% of the agency’s commissions go to support the Museum. “We want to become a leading provider of Corvette and collector car insurance, and with this new website, we are on the right track,” he said.

NCM Insurance offers insurance plans for owners who drive up to 1K, 3K or 6K miles per year who occasionally drive their cars to enthusiast events, club meetings and on special trips.

“The new website provides free quotes, making it simple to compare your coverage options,” Boca said. “I encourage owners to log on to www.ncminsurance.org to discover what the NCM Insurance Agency has to offer. You can also connect with NCM Insurance on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/pages/NCM-Insurance-Agency/225876839230 and twitter.com/NCMInsurance.”

The National Corvette Museum is dedicated to the mission of celebration, education and preservation, and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT – located at Exit 28 on I-65 in Bowling Green, KY.


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