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Corvettes at the Cars and Coffee Meet in St. Pete

by Keith Cornett on October 16, 2010

Corvettes at the Cars and Coffee Meet in St. Pete

This morning found me up before the sun cruising across Tampa Bay to the duPont Registry’s Cars and Coffee meet in St. Petersburg. Florida. The monthly get-together keeps growing and as such there is a ton of eye candy for our viewing pleasure. The earliest Corvette we found was a silver 1964 Coupe and the latest model was a 2010 supercharged Callaway Corvette. Check out our gallery of photos after the jump.

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Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

by Keith Cornett on September 27, 2010

Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

Joel Rosen’s east coast-based Motion Performance Speed Shop was legendary for building unbeatable muscle cars in the Sixties and seventies. Teaming up with Baldwin Chevrolet, customers could order a Corvette which would be torn down and rebuilt into an 11.5 second drag car, complete with factory warranty.

One the creations of Rosen was the Phase III GT which made its debut at the International Auto Show in New York City in April, 1969. Motion Performance would build just 12 of the 500+ horsepower grand touring Corvettes with the last one leaving the shop in 1971. That last Phase III GT Corvette was recently purchased from the family of the original owner and has been restored back to original condition and will be displayed at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals in November.

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1980 Corvette Stolen and Crashed on Route 66

by Keith Cornett on September 14, 2010

1980 Corvette Stolen and Crashed on Route 66

For many teen drivers, a Corvette is a dream car that they hope they will one day own. For Kachina Village, Arizona teen Mitchell Mohler Jr, it was a goal made possible by shoveling snow and doing other jobs which raised several thousand dollars. His Dad kicked in the rest and together they purchased a restored 1980 Corvette. That dream of Corvette ownership has since turned into a nightmare when the Corvette was stolen from a car show and crashed on Route 66.

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[PIC] Balls-Out Crazy for Corvettes

by Keith Cornett on September 7, 2010

[PIC] Balls-Out Crazy for Corvettes
Photo Credit: AL SCHELL/Courier-Post

This Corvette is not for sale. Details and Gallery at the CourierPostOneline.com

 

The Ten Most Significant Corvette Sales 2000-2010

by Keith Cornett on August 11, 2010

The Ten Most Significant Corvette Sales 2000-2010

Terry Michaelis of ProTeam Corvette compiled a great listing of the ten most significant Corvettes that sold during the last decade. Terry would know, having personally bought and sold more Corvettes than just about anybody else during that time frame. Check out his list and then I’ll chime in with two sales that deserve recognition.

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Custom Corvettes Shine at the Classic Corvette Club UK Nationals

The Classic Corvette Club UK held their 30th Anniversary Nationals show recently and corvette owners turned out to display a variety of the classic American sports car from all generations. Like most shows, participants entered Corvettes ranging from stock through modified, race cars and recreations. Some of the customs are very well done and so we thought a pictorial feature would be nice to show what our brothers and sisters from across the pond are doing to their Corvettes.

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Corvette Ad Watch: 1969 Corvette Magazine Ad

by Keith Cornett on July 16, 2010

Corvette Ad Watch: 1969 Corvette Magazine Ad

You don’t have to beware of substitutes. There aren’t any.

If you thought the “…no substitutes” slogan was a Porsche exclusive, take another look at this ad that appeared back in 1969. In fact, looking specifically at the ’69 model year, the “America’s Only Sportscar” theme was prevelent on several Corvette ads.

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Corvette Central Offers New Antenna Assemblies for 1969-78 Corvettes

It’s a dark and stormy night, and your favorite radio station isn’t coming in because the antenna on your C3 is shot. Time to upgrade! Corvette Central is now offering these newly updated antenna assemblies for 1969-78 Corvettes (not for powered antenna applications). Painstaking detail has been given to these new assemblies as every attempt has been made to make them more correct in comparison to the originals.

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Barrett-Jackson OC 2010: 1968 L79 Corvette Convertible

Here is a very nice original 1968 Corvette Convertible that crossed the auction block on Friday’s broadcast of the 2010 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Orange County, California. Is it worth the $35,200 selling price? Watch the video and see our analysis after the jump.

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1972 Corvette ZR1 – The Rarest of all Small-Block Chevys

Most Corvette enthusiasts are familiar with the legendary L88 package which was essentially a collection of limited edition racing parts installed on the L71 427/435 hp engine. I would also say that most are not that familiar with the 1970-72 ZR1 package which essentially did the same with the LT-1 350 ci small block. Much rarer than the 216 L88s made the three years prior, only 53 ZR1 Corvettes were produced during the three year span making them the rarest of all Chevy small blocks. So its a pretty big deal when one shows up for sale like this 1972 Corvette ZR1 which was recently listed for sale on eBay.

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