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Barrett-Jackson 2011: Rare 1971 LS6 To Cross Auction Block on Saturday

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Our final preview of select Barrett-Jackson Corvettes ends with Lot #1256. This rare 1971 LS6 Coupe will cross the block on Saturday, January 22nd live on Speed TV. An LS6 Corvette is more rare than a L88 equipped Corvette. Only 188 cars escaped St. Louis with the 425hp, 454 CI motor compared to 216 L88’s.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Catches Fire During Burnout Contest

by Keith Cornett on January 19, 2011

This video was taken at the 10th Anniversary Envy Frenzy Car Show in Kingston, NY. Let this serve as a lesson for you. You can’t put out a fuel fire with water. A good chemical-based fire extinguisher might have been able to save this car. That and turning off the ignition. Otherwise, the gas just keeps pouring out and the fire rages on.


Source:
Autoholics via Jalopnik

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Barrett-Jackson 2011: 1973 Corvette to be Auctioned for Chip Miller Charitable Foundation

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Next up in our preview of Barrett-Jackson Corvettes is Lot # 413, a red 1973 Coupe being sold for charity. This L48 powered Vette will cross the block on Wednesday, January 19th about 30 cars prior to the 1981 Corvettes we previewed a couple days back. All proceeds will go to the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.

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St.Louis/Bowling Green Factory 1981 Corvettes Bookends

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Each January marks the annual festival known as the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction. This year’s sale is significant as its Barrett-Jackson’s 40th anniversary event. Support events kicked off January 9th and hit full speed on January 15th. Included among the 1,000+ cars selling at no reserve are roughly 130 corvettes. Over the next few days we’ll take a look and some of the more significant Vettes crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson.

First up we’ll take a look at a couple of 1981 Corvette Coupes – Lots 441 and 441.1. Right now you’re probably wondering why we’re featuring a pair of 1981 Corvettes – especially 2 beige colored ones. If you caught B-J’s 2010 Las Vegas event, you’ll probably recall seeing this duo as they sold for charity for $300,000. The winning bidder promptly donated the cars back and here they are again for Scottsdale 2011.

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ACCIDENT: 1973 Corvette Crashes into Illinois Hotel

by Keith Cornett on January 5, 2011

ACCIDENT: 1973 Corvette Crashes into Illinois Hotel
Photo by: Heather Coit/The News-Gazette

This yellow 1973 Corvette crashed into the Quality Inn and Suites on Marketview Drive in Champaign, Illinois late Tuesday morning. Police say the 17-year old driver hit a curb, overcorrected his steering and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic before whacking the side of the hotel. Although the hotel was structurally sound following the accident, the same can’t be said for the C3 Corvette. The driver was issued a ticket for improper lane usage.

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Corvettes on eBay: 4-Door 1980 Corvette for $300,000

by Keith Cornett on December 21, 2010

Corvettes on eBay: 4-Door 1980 Corvette for $300,000

Jalopnik featured this 1980 4-seat Corvette on today’s nice price or crack pipe where visitors comment on whether or not the car for sale is worth its asking price. For $300,000 the seller is asking for is a premium price for sure and while every seller sees value in the Corvette they’re selling, some are a bit more confident than others.

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Forgotten 1969 Corvette Pulled from the Weeds

by Keith Cornett on December 20, 2010

Forgotten 1969 Corvette Pulled from the Weeds

This 1969 Corvette T-Top Coupe had been left in the care of mother nature for an extended length of time with predictable results. No explanation as to why it came to be parked and left to the weather and rodents. Was it as simple as “it’s not running right, I’ll fix it next week” or maybe “not sure what the knocking noise is but better not drive it”?

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Friday’s Featured Corvettes for Sale

by Keith Cornett on December 10, 2010

Friday's Featured Corvettes for Sale

Check out these six great Corvettes we are featuring today from VetteFinders.com, the Internet’s original Corvette classifieds website. Each day thousands of buyers turn to our sister website to find the Corvette of their dreams as we have one of the best selections of classic, preowned and new Corvettes available anywhere.

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NCRS Offers Historical Document Services for Classic Corvette Owners

I often preach the importance of documentation when purchasing a classic Corvette because those documents (invoices, tank stickers, build sheets and protect-o-plates) play a key role in determining the value of your car. Unfortunately, that documentation is not available for every Corvette out there and so the only option owners had in tracing the lineage of their Corvette was through previous owners. This fall, the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) announced that through a partnership with the General Motors Heritage Center, it can offer members a new service that confirms the original delivery dealer as well as validate any GM documents you do have.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1978 Batmobile Replica

by Keith Cornett on November 29, 2010

Corvettes on eBay: 1978 Batmobile Replica

We first came across Mark Shields (aka Super Genius) replica Corvette Batmobile in May 2006. A salvaged 1978 Corvette was used as the basis to create the one of kind tribute to Tim Burton’s 1989 reincarnation of the Dark Knight which featured Michael Keaton in the role of the caped crusader. The Corvette is now listed on eBay with a somewhat steep starting bid of $50,000.

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