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October 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on November 5, 2012

October 2012 Corvette Sales

Despite being in the twilight of its final year of production, 2013 Corvettes continue to be sold by Chevrolet dealers in strong numbers. In the latest sales report from General Motors, 1,167 Corvettes were sold in the month October. This was a 23.4% increase from the 946 Corvettes that sold in October 2011 and for the 2012 Calendar year, Corvette sales are up a 4.6% with 11,737 Corvettes built between January-October 2012 vs 11,216 Corvettes during the same period in 2011.

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Corvettes on eBay: Kelsey Grammer’s 1973 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on October 30, 2012

Corvettes on eBay: Kelsey Grammer's 1973 Corvette

This 1973 red Corvette doesn’t really seem like the kind of car that Kelsey Grammer would drive.

But then again, Grammer was just portraying that snob Fraiser Crane on Cheers all those years.

According to an ad on eBay trying to sell this Corvette, the owner bought it from Grammer in 2003 and has stored it in a temperature controlled garage at his Woodland Hills, California home, ever since.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum St. Charles

by Steve Burns on October 25, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum St. Charles

Mecum Auctions will offer over 100 Corvettes for sale this week as part of their annual fall St. Charles auction. Sales kick off Thursday, October 25th and runs through Saturday, October 27th at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. Velocity will provide 12 hours of live auction coverage from the event.

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LeMons Racer is the World's Only Veggie Oil Powered Corvette

With news of the 450-hp C7 LT1 engine dominating the Internet this week, we managed to find another Corvette motor worthy of some ink, too.

And you don’t even have to wait until an official unveiling to see this unusual Corvette.

Reports on the Web are discussing what appears to be the world’s only Corvette powered by a diesel engine that runs on vegetable oil.

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The Pizza Man Ready to Deliver at Mecum St. Charles

What’s been called the “World’s Fastest Six Cylinder Corvette” will be crossing the block next weekend at Mecum’s annual Fall Premier auction in St. Charles, IL. This iconic drag racer beat up on the competition from 1962 – 1971 with Earl Britt behind the wheel. Britt operated Earl’s Pizza Palace in Sioux Falls, South Dakota when not setting ET records and winning multiple NHRA championships.

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Corvettes on eBay: The World’s Fastest Street Legal Drag Car

We’ve featured a lot of fast and powerful Corvettes here on CorvetteBlogger.com. Way back in 2009 we first told you about Rod Saboury’s wicked street legal 1963 Corvette drag car. The 2,600 horsepower (no, that’s not a typo) monster will run the quarter mile in a scant 6.75 seconds. That’s just about how long it took the car to earn the title of the World’s Fastest Street Legal Car. If you’re looking for something to drive 1 kid to school, make an ice cream run, or just take a brief ¼ mile drive you’re in luck as the car is currently for sale on eBay.

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Corvettes on Craigslist: 1974 Corvette Wagon

by Mitch Talley on October 4, 2012

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1974 Corvette Wagon

So you want to set out on a trip across America in your two-seater C3 Corvette, but don’t want to hook up a U-Haul trailer behind it?

Well, a Boston-area man has just the ticket for you on Craigslist – a 1974 custom Chevrolet Corvette Panel Wagon.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

by Steve Burns on September 20, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Barrett-Jackson hits Sin City this weekend for their 5th annual Las Vegas sale. Over 50 Corvettes are up for adoption Thursday September 20th through Saturday the 22nd at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. As always, SPEED will be providing live coverage of the event. You can take a peek at a few of our favorites that will be changing hands this weekend after the jump.

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A 1968 Corvette Stolen a Decade Ago Found in Aussie Shipping Container

Kids figured out long ago that you just never know what might be waiting in that big box when you open it on your birthday.

Well, that philosophy recently took an unusual turn down under.

Wharf inspectors in Brisbane, Australia finally opened a shipping container which had been sitting undisturbed on the docks for a decade and lo and behold discovered a stolen 1968 Corvette resting inside. The owner had reported the white convertible with a black top stolen 10 years ago and apparently went on his merry way after receiving an insurance payout.

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August 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on September 18, 2012

August 2012 Corvette Sales

In its latest monthly sales report, General Motors listed 1,210 Corvettes sold in the month of August 2012. This was a 29.3% increase over August 2011′s 936 Corvette sold and represents a 24% increase in sales from the 986 Corvettes sold in July 2012. For the Calendar year to date, a total of 9,870 Corvettes have been sold, maintaining a modest 1.1% increase over the same time periord in 2011.

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