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First C7 Corvette Press Kit Raises $4,300 for Charity

by Mitch Talley on January 20, 2013

First C7 Corvette Press Kit Raises $4,300 for Charity

How appropriate!

Guess who made the winning bid for the first press kit for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray being auctioned off by General Motors to raise money for the American Cancer Society?

The Chamber of Commerce in Bowling Green, Ky., where the new car will be assembled, placed the high bid of $4,300 for the press kit after an auction on eBay this week.

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First Retail VIN 2014 Corvette Stingray Sells for $1.05 Million At Barrett-Jackson
Photo Credit: SPEEDTV.com

CorvetteBlogger was the first to tell you the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe would be sold at Barrett-Jackson and tonight the red Stingray made its auction debut at the collector car auction in Scottsdale. Offered by General Motors is the first Retail VIN #001 2014 Corvette Stingray and the proceeds of the sale would go to charity.

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GM Chairman/CEO Dan Akerson Raises $270,000 for Charity with Sale of 1958 Corvette

The 1958 Corvette owned by General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson raised $270,000 for charity after it was sold Friday, January 18th at Barrett-Jackson’s collector car auction in Scottsdale. Purchasing the Corvette was Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.

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Chevrolet is Auctioning the #0001 C7 Corvette Press Kit for Charity

Here’s your chance to help one of the world’s leading charities, while at the same time showing your love for the Chevrolet Corvette.

Whenever a new car comes out, the media is commonly hit with a barrage of information in a press kit. A lot of times, that’s not cause for excitement, but when the kit is about an iconic car like the Corvette, it usually becomes an instant collectible.

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The Corvette Enthusiast's Preview to Gooding and Co's 2013 Scottsdale Auction

Next up in our Corvette Enthusiast’s Preview of the Scottsdale Auctions, we review the Corvettes available from Gooding and Company.

Gooding & Company focuses on “blue chip” investment cars and usually sets a few world record prices each year in Scottsdale. Gooding is known for selling exceptional quality classic automobiles and producing the highest prices paid for exotic cars at such esteemed venues as Pebble Beach and Amelia Island in addition to Scottsdale and they have the statistics to back up those claims. The average price realized for a car throughout 2012 was $640,635 per car.

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Court Rules Vintage Corvette Belongs to Last Buyer

by Mitch Talley on January 9, 2013

Court Rules Vintage Corvette Belongs to Last Buyer

“Let the buyer beware” recently took an unusual turn in Indiana. Maybe now it should read “Let the original buyer beware.”

Last week, we reported a story about federal prosecutors in Indianapolis, Ind., releasing details of a racket there that allegedly used mechanic’s liens to steal cars from banks and others who had ownership interest in the vehicles.

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Continuing our Corvette Enthusiast’s Preview of the Scottsdale Auctions, we next take a look at the Russo and Steele auction which will feature over 40 Corvettes.

Russo & Steele expect to auction 700 cars in their five day event hosted in their impressive spired tents. The Scottsdale 2013 catalog has just been released and it is filled with sports, muscle, hot rods and customs, the types of cars they specialize in. Quality consignments are a major focus and they try hard to offer individual personalized attention as well as a commitment to not let a car get “lost” because of too many consignments.

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The Corvette Enthusiasts Preview to Barrett-Jackson's 2013 Scottsdale Auction

Barrett-Jackson is the largest and most extravagant of the five major collector car auctions taking place during the week of January 13. Over 1,200 cars including 125 Corvettes will cross the famous auction block with SPEED providing nearly 40 hours of live gavel coverage. Craig Jackson and his team put on more than an auction…they produce an extravaganza not to be missed.

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The Corvette Enthusiast's Preview to the Scottsdale Auctions
Image Credit: Bonhams

As the holidays draw to a cold and snowy close, being an avid Corvette lover, your thoughts wander to the Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic coupe safely tucked away under the custom car cover in your garage and wander briefly what color the new C7 will be when it is unveiled on January 13th in Detroit. Like many Corvette “car guys” you’ve thought about several details of what the new generation of cars would look like and how they would perform compared to your C6. More than once you cursed yourself for being too late to purchase one of the hundred and fifty $995 tickets the National Corvette Museum sold to be one of the privileged few at the formal introduction of Chevrolet’s halo car to the media.

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A Real Commemorative Edition

by Rick Tavel on January 6, 2013

David E. Davis - A Real Commemorative Edition

The other day I was researching an article about the upcoming Scottsdale auctions when I happened across a consignment at Bonhams® for a 1962 Corvette, an unadorned little picture that most collectors, even Corvette collectors, might pass right on by without giving it another thought.

I mean, even if you were looking for a first generation Corvette (there are over sixty other C1′s from which to choose during auction week in Scottsdale) you probably wouldn’t have paused on this one. And a good automotive journalist would never look here for a story. A good automotive journalist would spend their time writing about more flashy and exciting big block L88′s or the gorgeous Regal Turquoise 1958 C1 belonging to GM CEO Dan Akerson. And why not, they are great cars and sure to draw the attention of any “Corvetter”.

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