Quarter mile drag race between a 1965 Corvette powered by the L79 327 cubic inch small block which makes 350 horsepower and a 1970 Camaro Z28 powered by the high winding solid lifter LT1 350 small which makes 360 horsepower.
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Maybe the guy who stole a 1963 Corvette from a storage facility in Moses Lake, Washington should take some driving lessons.
Just after midnight Tuesday, June 10, someone stole the classic Corvette and then led police on a wild chase that at times reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.
Clearly Mecum’s Seattle auction is shaping up to be a blockbuster for Corvette enthusiasts. In addition to the L88 “double feature” we reported earlier this week now Dana Mecum and his team have added another rare Corvette to their first ever Seattle event, Mickey Thompson’s personal 1963 Z06.
On June 13th and 14th, Corvette collectors can bid on a 1967 L88, a 1969 L88, and Thompson’s 1963 Z06. These are some of the rarest, most coveted and most valuable Corvettes ever produced. There’s not much more Mecum could throw into the equation to make it any more exciting for Corvette collectors unless they could find a ZL1 or an original Grand Sport to add to their other three bluechip Corvettes.
Here’s a 1967 Corvette that could have been perfectly content to be a show car.
It was a showroom gem when longtime Corvette enthusiast Roberto Berdiel of San Juan, Puerto Rico bought it.
But that wasn’t his ultimate vision for the car. He just wanted it to serve as the foundation for a wild C2 racer, and, wow, what a job Roberto and his team did, so good in fact that the Stingray was recently chosen as The BLOCK Feature Car.
Here’s one of the most in-depth and informative videos about the 1963 Corvette that we’ve seen.
It’s a segment of Jay Leno’s Garage in which the now retired “Tonight Show” host talks for about 20 minutes to master restorer Mike McCluskey about the 1963 Corvette Split Window fuelie he restored to original condition for the famous comedian/car lover. It’s just one of 24 frame-off restorations of Corvettes that McCluskey has done.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Here’s your random photo gallery of 2nd generation Corvettes from 1963-1967 to start the week. After looking at some of these photos, I’m tempted to back my ’66 convertible out of the garage and go for a cruise! If you love the 2nd generation Corvette as much as we do, make sure you share this page on Twitter and Facebook.
Barrett-Jackson® confirmed today in a conversation and subsequent press release that they will offer one of the most significant automobile collections in the world at their Scottsdale Auction in January 2015, the esteemed Ron Pratte collection. A spokesperson for Barrett-Jackson confirmed in a phone interview that the final details for liquidating the major part of Pratte’s collection at the 2015 Scottsdale auction are being finalized by Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett. Due to the size and significance of the collection a special catalog will be produced as soon as all of the details have been decided. The importance and magnitude of the event was best summarized by Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson, “This is going to create excitement beyond anything we’ve ever seen.” And based on excitement the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Collection Auction” has produced, that is clearly is saying a lot.