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C1 Corvette

1954 Hot Rod Corvette Gets a New Lease on Life

by Mitch Talley on May 14, 2012

1954 Hot Rod Corvette Gets a New Lease on life

To paraphrase country singer George Jones, this is one old Corvette that’s not ready for a rockin’ chair.

John Muller of Arizona always liked the way first generation Corvettes looked, but motoring down the highway in the 1955 he once owned wasn’t the ultimate driving experience.

Then he found a 1954 Corvette on eBay that he called “nearly a basket case.”

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[VIDEO] Take a Ride in the EX-87 Corvette

by Steve Burns on May 9, 2012

[VIDEO] Take a Ride in the EX-87 Corvette

There are a lot of significant Corvettes out there. The first fuelie, the first big block, the first car of any Corvette generation or model year, etc. Many of these cars get locked away in a museum and seldom, if ever, see use on the road. When we stumbled across this video of EX-87, “the Duntov Mule”, which now resides in the Lingenfelter Collection we had to pass it along. Click past the jump to take a fresh look at the first V8 equipped Corvette.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

by Steve Burns on April 12, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

Mecum Auctions rolls into Houston, Texas this weekend for their inaugural event there. The shiny new 2-day sale takes place Friday, April 13th and Saturday the 14th at the Reliant Center. The Velocity team will be sporting their very best blue shirts and khaki pants throughout their 12 hours of live coverage. Right now, there are over 60 Corvettes listed on the docket.

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[PICS] 1962 Shop Order Styling Corvette at Amelia Island
ProTeam Corvette’s Terry Michaelis and the 1962 Style Corvette

One of the features at last month’s Amelia Island Concours D’elegance was a class made up exclusively of Corvette styling cars. Included in the chic, invitation-only collection of cars was this Firemist Gold 1962 Corvette created under GM Shop Order #10224. It is believed that this one-off was an exercise to produce a 50th Anniversary package to celebrate Chevrolet’s golden anniversary.

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Jay Leno and a C1 Corvette Featured in New Burger King Commercial

We all know Jay Leno loves cars, so our first thought when we saw his new commercial for Burger King wasn’t about the new menu. It was our concern that ketchup and mustard – not to mention barbecue sauce – might somehow get on that lovely C1 Corvette he was driving in the commercial.

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Corvette Auction Preview: 2012 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

Barrett-Jackson makes their annual Easter weekend stop in South Florida this Thursday, April 5th through Saturday, April 7th. Our friends at SPEED will have 21 hours of live coverage sprinkled across all 3 days.

The Palm Beach sale will have roughly 450 cars up for bid including 39 Corvettes which translates into about 9% of the total docket. Of those, all but 2 are being sold at no reserve.

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Filmmaker Michael Brown Shows Off His Texas Corvette Collection

What happens when you love Corvettes and making motion pictures, too?

Well, you’ve probably just entered the life of Michael Brown, who has become one of the best-known and most dedicated fans of Chevrolet’s fantastic sports car over the past few years.

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Woman's Love Affair with a 1960 Corvette Spans 45 Years

An owner’s love affair with her Corvette never dies. Jill Struck’s relationship with her 1960 Corvette is proof of that.

Back in 1966, thanks to $100 in savings from a part-time job and a $1,000 bank loan, she was able to buy a 1960 Corvette in her neighborhood that she had been drooling over for years. After driving it throughout high school, she spruced up the car in 1968 with a custom paint job, new rims, and a new 327 fuel-injected motor.

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Mecum to Auction 1957 Smokey Yunick Corvette Racer at Indy Spring Classic

If you’re looking for something to do with your Mega Millions winnings, we recommend heading to Mecum’s Spring Classic Auction coming up in May. There they will be offering this 1957 racer which was the first car to use Rochester Fuel injection backed by a 4-speed transmission.

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Auctions America by RM to feature 26 Corvettes from the Tony Parella Collection

The 10th Annual Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale sale hosted by Auctions America takes place this weekend in Southern Florida. Nearly 70 Corvettes will be offered among the 500 cars expected to attend including 26 pristine Corvettes from the private collection of Tony Parella. The impressive group consists of 1 car from each year 1953 – 1969 and other rarities from the 3rd – 5th generations of America’s sports car.

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