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Rare Corvette ZR1 Heads to the Block at Mecum's Houston Event

A ZR1 coupe, one of the rarest Corvettes ever produced, will cross the block in Houston at Mecum’s three day auction April 10th through 12th. The 1972 Corvette ZR1 is one of only twenty produced and one of less than ten actual numbers matching production cars known to exist.

The Elkhart Green with saddle interior award winner is fully documented and has two tank stickers and is part of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection. With only 16,300 miles the car has the matching numbers LT1 engine, M22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed transmission, J56 and F41 heavy duty brakes and suspension. It will cross the block on Friday, April 11, at Houston’s Reliant Center.

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The Top 11 Corvettes of the January 2014 Auctions

by Steve Burns on February 14, 2014

The Top 11 Corvettes of the January 2014 Auctions

The January collector car auctions in Arizona and Florida each year help set the tone for the rest of the auction year. Once again there were plenty of high end Corvettes and eager bidders to go around as 6 and 7-figure bids were quite common. We’ve already taken a look at the Mecum Kissimmee results, but how do they stack up against all of the other January sales? Click past the jump to find out.

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[GALLERY] Corvette Fever!! Random Pics of America's Sports Car (22 photos)

After looking at the damaged Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum for the last couple of days, I think we need to remember why we love these cars so much. So here’s a random Corvette gallery that we’ve entitled “Corvette Fever”.

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New Zealander Has a Magical Bond with his 'Birthday' Corvette
Photo Credit: Robert Charles/Fairfax NZ

Corvettes seem to have a magical bond with their owners.

Just ask Chris Jury of New Zealand.

Despite living outside the United States, Jury has been a fan of the Corvette since he was just a youngster, entranced by its shark-like appearance.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1975 Corvette Greenwood Sport Wagon

by Keith Cornett on February 10, 2014

Corvettes on eBay: 1975 Corvette Greenwood Sport Wagon

Here’s another one of John Greenwood’s infamous Corvette Sport wagons. Part Corvette, part station wagon, it’s the ultimate sport utility vehicle. This yellow 1975 Corvette was recently pulled from a garage where it sat for 10 years and if you’re interested in becoming its next owner, you’ve now got less than one day to get in on this eBay deal before the sale closes on Tuesday afternoon.

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Top Corvettes Go Unsold at Mecum Kissimmee

by Rick Tavel on February 9, 2014

Top Corvettes Go Unsold at Mecum Kissimmee

The “Real McCoy” $2.3M Sale Postponed During Dispute of Ownership on Parts

More than the weather failed to cooperate for the world’s largest collector car auction, Dana Mecum’s 2700 car Kissimmee event held January 17th through January 26th. Each year hundreds of Corvettes change hands during the ten day event as thousands of collectors and enthusiasts leave the cold weather blanketing most of the country and make their pilgrimage to the event in sunny, warm Florida. This year, though hundreds of airline flights were cancelled due to the weather, the pilgrimage still managed to take place even though the pilgrims were greeted with sunny but not very warm weather in Florida, the attendance slipped by over 6% and sales dropped by over $8M, down 11.4%.

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[VIDEO] 1968 Corvette Time-Lapse Tear Down

by Mitch Talley on February 4, 2014

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Many Corvette owners have never torn their cars apart, content to drive them just the way they are or pay someone else to do the dirty restoration work.

For those faithful, we offer two time-lapse videos that documents a man singlehandedly taking apart a C3 Corvette roadster with a few wrenches and his bare hands – oh, and a hoist lift to raise the body off the frame and lower it gently to the ground.

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This Florida Rabbi has been Driving the Same 1968 Corvette Since New

If you visit the American Collectors Insurance website, you’ll find a page called “Tell Us Your Story,” where enthusiasts are encouraged to share tales about their vehicles.

That’s where we found a very unusual story that proves Corvette fever can afflict anyone, even a Rabbi!

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[ACCIDENT] C3 Corvette Gets Clipped By Drunk Driver in Arizona

A white C3 Corvette still proudly wears its Corvette tag on the front of the vehicle.

But unfortunately for the owner, the rest of the sports car’s front end is now a pretty ugly mess after a pickup truck crashed into it in Tempe, Arizona early Monday morning.

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[PICS] The 2014 NCRS Winter Regional Corvette Show in Kissimmee

One of my all time favorite annual Corvette events is the NCRS Winter Regional in Kissimmee, Florida. While I love doing the stories and coverage of the new C7 Corvette Stingray and Z06, there’s just something about walking through a field literately strewn with used Corvette parts and accessories for every generation but the C7.

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