The 2023 Z06 3LZ Convertible was the second C8-generation Corvette to be added to the Newport Car Museum’s Corvette Gallery.

Newport Car Museum

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – Not one but two C8 convertibles have been added to the Newport Car Museum’s Corvette Gallery, making complete the private collection’s full representation of every generation of Corvette produced (C1-C8). The recently acquired 2023 Z06 3LZ joined the 2023 3LT added in February to boost the number of Corvettes on display to 14 and reinforce the Museum’s Corvette collection as one of the most significant in the country.

According to Head Docent Vincent Moretti, it was in typical class-act fashion that the Newport Car Museum held off on adding the first C8 until it found the 3LT with “just the right colors”: a very rare color combination of Elkhart Lake Blue with Natural Dipped leather interior. “It’s beyond stunning,” said Moretti, adding that all the cars displayed in the Museum’s privately owned collection are curated for packing a visual punch that some say is unrivaled by other car museums. “In total, the Museum boasts seven galleries of immaculately displayed cars, telling the history of Corvettes, World Cars, Porsche, Ford/Shelby, Fin Cars, MoPar, and American Muscle.”

With the addition of the 2023 Corvette 3LT (C8), the Newport Car Museum’s Corvette collection included an example of every generation of Corvette – from C1 to C8 – ever produced.

Newport Car Museum

Moretti hinted that more new cars are coming this summer: “Let’s just say, we’re at 95+ cars today, and soon we’ll have over 100.”

The Newport Car Museum hosts a popular HOODS UP! Weekend on the second weekend of every month and has special promotions that include free entry to Moms and Dads, respectively, on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day (with purchase of an adult ticket by a family member).

Hours are daily 10-5, and parking is free. For more information, go to or call 401-848-2277. Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. 

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