1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean’s)

Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean’s 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

HAER NUMBER

TX-3404

LOCATION

Llano, TX

DATES(S) OF CONSTRUCTION

October 1968

Original Owner and Use

Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan L. Bean

Daily Driver

Present Owner and Use

Danny Reed

Display and Limited Exhibition

Designer/Engineer/Builder

Chevrolet – Paint Scheme Designed by Alex S. Tremulis

This 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe is nationally significant based on four criteria. First, it is associated with important events in the history of the United States –­ the monumental efforts of the men and women that spearheaded America’s lunar explorations in the 1960s. Second, it was owned and special ordered by the fourth human to set foot on the moon as part of a unique program by General Motors for astronauts and is therefore associated with the lives of a significant person in American history. Thirdly, its unique paint design was conceptualized by artist and designer Alex S. Tremulis. Finally, as it is the only one of a series of three matching Astronaut ordered Corvettes built in 1968, it is also significant for its information value.

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Astrovette Studio Profile

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