By Dan Howlett @DanHowlett85
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Videographer / Director: Laurentiu Garofeanu
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Editor: Kyle Waters
The classic American muscle cars were originally won in a competition organised by music channel VH1 and were then sold to German-born graphic artist Peter Maxx.
Adam Heller, 32, is a real estate broker who co-owns the collection, he said: “We basically have a museum of Corvettes here.
“We can go back in time with these cars. We started off by picking up cars from the mid 1970s and now we have one from 1958.
“It’s covered in dust but it’s in very good condition considering its age.”
The most valuable car in the collection is a 1953 Corvette – one of only 300 ever made.
Chris Mazzilli, a Corvette expert and owner of Dream Cars Consulting on Long Island, USA said: “This particular car will probably be worth around half a million dollars when we are finished restoring it.”
The 49-year-old added: “It’s number 291 of 300 and will be getting a full frame one restoration which means that the body will be removed from the chassis and everything will be refurbished and gone through.”
Fortunately the thick layer of dust that has covered the cars for more than 20 years has actually protected the paintwork meaning some of the cars need little in the way of restoration."
Chris added: “I think some of these cars need to be cleaned up and have a fluid change perhaps some of the hoses and belts need to be changed it’s all pretty simple.
“Some of the cars here will probably need more than a years worth of work to get them fully restored and some are going to need two weeks worth of work.
“That’s a big difference.”
When the restorations are complete Adam, who lives and works in New York City, will attempt to sell the collection in its entirety to one lucky bidder.
He added: “We’re putting a substantial amount of money that’s well over six figures into just one of the individual cars.
“I think that by the time we get done on this restoration we will have the most valuable 1953 Corvette in the world.”