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December 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on January 5, 2015

December 2014 Corvette Sales

General Motors reported their December 2014 vehicle sales this morning and Corvette sales were very strong with the first Corvette Z06s finally included in the count.

GM shows that 3,552 Corvettes were sold last month, an increase of 18.2% over the 3,005 sales in December 2013. For the calendar year (Jan-Dec), sales of the Corvette totaled 34,839 which was a 101.5% increase over 2013′s calendar year sales of 17,291 Corvettes.

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Corvettes on eBay: 127-Mile 1990 Corvette ZR-1

by Keith Cornett on January 5, 2015

Corvettes on eBay: 127-Mile 1990 Corvette ZR-1

When Chevrolet introduced the 1990 Corvette ZR-1 to the world at the Geneva Motor Show, a new chapter of Corvette performance was written. Nicknamed “King of the Hill”, the new supercar Corvette featured an aluminum dual overhead cam engine capable of 375 horsepower and could rip a 0-60 mph time in the 4s – pretty fast in those days. The auto media loved the new Corvette and it was featured on just about every car magazine cover in its day.

Buyer reaction to the C4 Corvette ZR-1 was also red-hot despite the nearly $30,000 upcharge over the base Corvette for the ZR-1 package. Like the 1978 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car, intense speculation about the future collectibilty of the ZR-1 also drove many buyers to pluck down the $60,000 for the Corvette only to store it away for a future sale.

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1956 Corvette SR-2 Racer Offered For Sale

by Steve Burns on December 30, 2014

1956 Corvette SR-2 Racer Offered For Sale

One of the most famous Corvettes of all time is being offered for the first time ever to the general public. The noted 1956 SR-2 is being made available through Corvette Mike. The car started life as VIN #2522 and went straight to the GM Styling Studio from the St. Louis plant under Shop Order 90090. There, under the watchful eyes of Harley Earl and Zora Arkus Duntov it began its transformation into the car we know today.

A total of 3 1956 SR-2 Corvettes were built. This VIN 2522 was the first. The 2nd one was built for Bill Mitchell, and the 3rd – a show car – went to GM President Red Curtice.

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[PICS] 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Barn Find in Texas Now on eBay

This 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible is a one owner barn find that was recently unearthed in Texas. Found by Thomas Weeks of Discovery TV’s Misfit Garage, the Blue Corvette has been tucked away since the early eighties in a barn across the street from the famous Southfork Ranch in Dallas.

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1965 Corvette VIN 001 Heading to Mecum's Kissimmee Auction

The 1965 Corvette Sting Ray was in its day the C7 of the era, you might say.

The third year of the second generation featured serious updates for drivers, not the least of which was Zora’s long-awaited disc brakes at all four wheels to provide the best possible stopping ability for the time.

Just as the C7 is the darling of the car magazines these days, so was the 1965 Corvette that was finally judged not only an American status symbol but a genuine high-performance sports car capable of thrilling even the most demanding drivers.

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1954 Corvette Barn Find May Be a Bonneville Salt Flat Racer

The high bid on this unusual 1954 Corvette has climbed to $7,300 on eBay as of Monday morning.

Is it a valuable piece of Corvette history, or just a chopped-to-pieces Corvette?

That’s the question for the new owner to try and answer.

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Corvettes on eBay: A 'No-Questions Answered' 1969 Baldwin Motion Corvette

Between the mid 1960s and the mid 1970s, if you wanted a Corvette, or any other Chevrolet product, that would absolutely kick butt at any drag strip in the country, Joel Rosen at Baldwin Motion was the man to see. Baldwin Motion was a combination of Joel Rosen’s Motion Performance and Baldwin Chevrolet, a small dealer on Long Island.

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Granatelli Turbine-Powered 1978 Corvette to be Sold at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale Auction

The owner of two original Granatelli turbine cars says it’s time for someone else to have fun with the vehicles.

That’s why Austin, Texas businessman Milton Verret says he is selling his record-breaking Indy 500 #70 Lotus 56-3 and a one-of-a-kind 1978 turbine-powered jet Corvette at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction being held Jan. 10-18, 2015.

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Sport Chevrolet is Hosting a Silent Auction for the Ultimate 2015 Corvette Z06

Update
The silent auction for this Corvette Z06 has been concluded. See our other Corvettes for sale at Sport Chevrolet.

Our friends at Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, MD have come up with a novel way to sell their first 2015 Corvette Z06. The Chevrolet dealership will be hosting a Silent Auction for their first allocated Z06 – a 3LZ Black/Black Coupe with the Z07 Performance Package.

The Silent Auction will conclude on Tuesday, December 23 so if you’ve really come around to wanting the all new Corvette Z06, this could be just the process to ensure the delivery of your new super car in time for the holidays.

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Mecum to Offer Special 1967 Riverside Grand Prix Corvette Display Vehicle at Austin Auction

Here’s a special 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe that will be offered this week at the Mecum auction in Austin, Texas. The Riverside Red Coupe was shown at the GM Vehicle Display during the 1967 Riverside Grand Prix in California. Since then it has lived the pampered life of a garage queen.

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