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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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[VIDEO] Family Looses 1965 Corvette In Mechanic's Lien Scam

If you’re like most folks, you’ve never heard of mechanic’s liens.

But mechanic’s liens were in the news last month in Indianapolis, Indiana as federal prosecutors released details of a racket there that used mechanic’s liens to steal cars from banks and others who had ownership interest in the vehicles.

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Kansas Man Strikes Gold with Corvette Purchase at a Garage Sale

Corvette enthusiasts are known for their never-say-die attitude when it comes to fulfilling their dream of owning America’s Sports Car – even if it takes more than 30 years.

Mick Wilson is a prime example.

Back in the 1970s, he enjoyed the thrill of owning a 1963 Corvette convertible for just a few days before it was totaled in an accident.

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[VIDEO] Superformance Remakes the Legendary Corvette Grand Sport

One of the most mystical Corvettes ever built is the 1963 Grand Sport, with only five of the very special high-performance vehicles ever made by Zora Arkus-Duntov and his crew before GM brass cancelled the project.

Through the years, sure, there have been replicas made of the Grand Sport. But now, you can buy a brand new Grand Sport, licensed by GM, through Superformance.

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NCRS Members Visit Mid America Motorworks and Performance Choice

When it comes to replacement parts for your Corvette there are a lot of choices. Recently two members of the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) selected Mid America’s Performance Choice division to provide them with the items needed for their individual interior projects.

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[VIDEO] A Collection of Vintage Corvettes Visits Jay Leno's Garage

We can all take a trip down Memory Lane with “car guy” Jay Leno of The Tonight Show and Ed Welburn, vice president of design for General Motors, during an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

With Corvettes definitely in the news these days because of the impending unveiling of the C7, GM decided to throw a little fuel on the fire and send four of their most important cars in the General Motors Heritage Center collection to Leno’s garage for The Tonight Show host to drool over.

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Kansas City Couple's 1967 Corvette is a Former Chevy Engineering Test Car
Photo Credit: Tom Strongman/KansasCity.com

Corvette enthusiasts know you can’t take it with you, so you might as well enjoy it now.

Take John and Brenda Cianciolo, for example.

Back in 1978, after they had just bought a house and paid as much down as they could, they had just $312 sitting in the bank.

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Survivor 1963 Z06 Corvette Heading to Mecum Kissimmee

by Steve Burns on December 26, 2012

Survivor 1963 Z06 Corvette Heading to Mecum Kissimmee

Here’s another rare Corvette taking part in the January auction frenzy next month. This rare red on black 1963 Corvette Z06 out of collector Rick Davis’ stable is one of the 199 built that year and will traverse Mecum’s red carpet Saturday January 26th around 2:40pm eastern time. It’s completely unrestored and has claimed Bloomington Gold and Survivor awards as well as claiming NCRS Top Flight and Chevy Vettefest honors.

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