GM’s November 2006 Sales Report has been released. Corvette Sales for November 2006 have shown a -12.2% decline from November 2005. Last month, GM sold 2,773 new Corvettes vs. 3,157 for the same month in 2005. This is the second month in a row we have seen a decline, though last month’s dip was only -3.4%. Calendar year to date sales are still strong with 33,437 Corvettes sold January-November 2006 vs 29,218 sold in 2005. That is still on pace for a 14.4% increase over last year.
There were 25 selling days for both the November 2006 and 2005 sales period.
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Kelley Blue Book released their list of vehicles with the best resale value for 2007. The 2006 Corvette made last year’s list but unfortunately gave its spot away this year to the likes of the Mini Cooper (both hatchback and convertible) and the Pontiac Solstice. And while I don’t usually like to tell people how to do their jobs, it would make sense for this list to have a sports car category. However, reading through the KBB survey I was elated when I came across this statement:
Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards exclude expensive, high-performance, low-volume vehicles, because of the program’s emphasis on serving the typical consumer. The No. 1 vehicle would have been the 2007 Corvette ZO6, holding the greatest percentage of its original value after a five-year ownership period.The Z06′s limited production (about 6,000/year) and somewhat higher price probably got her left off this list. Had that not been a consideration, our favorite super car would not have only made the list, it would have been number 1. Source: Kelly Blue Book
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When you think of Pink Corvettes, you probably have visions of Barbie and Ken motoring around the family room floor. Browsing CraigsList today, we found a Corvette in the San Diego area that Ken wouldn’t be caught dead in – a custom pink1990 Corvette. Description of the Ad:
Yesâ€¦ A Pink Corvette! We just had the engine rebuilt. It was bored 30 over and it runs AWESOME. Unfortunately, we cannot keep it. We also replaced the leather seats and the CD player. We fixed a bunch of stuff because we were planning on keeping it. I think it is a heck of a deal and a good car. Andâ€¦. ITâ€™S PINK!!A Pink Corvette that’s been bored 30 over? We’ll call that a double threat with looks and performance, as long as Barbie is in the drivers seat. Source: CraigsList.com
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In 1954, Chevrolet rolled out a one-of-a-kind Corvette Nomad for the 1954 Motorama car show. The concept featured the front end of a 1954 Corvette mated to the backend of the Nomad station wagon. While the concept never reached production, we often wonder what if had the concept taken off. Corvette World in Dallas, Texas has for sale a replica of the Motorama concept, albeit built on a 1956 Corvette body. We like anything with Corvette grilles and coves especially when powered by a 283 ci Fuelie and this one-of-a-kind classic doesn’t disappoint.
2004 Nomad Concept photo from Automotive.com
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If you’ve been thinking about getting behind the wheel of a Corvette, there is no better place to start looking than VetteFinders.com. The following six cars were highlighted in our November Featured Corvettes Newsletter which is just a small sampling of the 500+ Corvettes now available.
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GM’s first ever C6 Corvette race car, the Corvette C6.R (chassis number C6.R-001) is up for grabs if you got the cash. The Racing version of the Corvette is being sold by current owner Mike Hezemans of GLPK Carsport – a European Race Team.
This Corvette was raced under the GM Corvette racing banner in 2005 winning the ALMS Championship (actually we don’t know if this is the #3 or #4 Corvette) and at the end of the racing season was sold to GLPK Carport where Hezemans raced the car for the 2006 season in Belgium’s BelCar Championship.
So how much to own a piece of Corvette racing history? Roughly $760,000 USD. The car will be delivered in ready to race condition.
For details, get a translator and visit Hezemans.nl
Source: Winding Road
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The 11th Annual Mecum High Performance Auction was held at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois over the weekend of October 6th-8th and Corvettes were well represented. Over 100 Corvettes were included, from a 1954 convertible through a 2003 Z06 Corvette in the 700+ car auction and Corvette sales totaled $2.7 million. The high sale went to a 1967 Bloomington Gold 427/435 Convertible sold for $204,750 which includes the sales commission. A 1969 L-88 Corvette sold for $194,250 and the third highest sale of $183,750 went to another Bloomington Gold certified 1967 427/435 Sunfire Yellow Convertible. Here are the Corvette Results from the Mecum High Performance Auction:
|Lot #||Year||Model||Color||High Bid||Sale Price|
|S162||1964||Corvette Big Tank||Tan||$80,000|
|Total Corvette Sales:||$2,760,952|