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C4 Corvette

This Day in Corvette History: George Swanson Laid to Rest
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On this day in 1994, the ashes of 71-year-old George Swanson were placed in the drivers seat of his beloved 27,000 mile 1984 white Corvette. A crane then lifted the sports car and lowered into the 4-plot grave site in Hempfield County, Pennsylvania. George’s widow Caroline Swanson said “George always said he lived a fabulous life, and he went out in a fabulous style.”

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Corvette Values: 1988 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on April 11, 2011

Corvette Values: 1988 Corvette Coupe

WP in RI submitted this 1988 Corvette to Corvette Values:

1988 Corvette Coupe, VIN #1G1YY2184J5121XXX. 1-owner, 42K Miles. Matching numbers 350/245 hp V8, 4-speed manual transmission. Bright Red with Saddle interior. Options include Power seat, auto climate control, defogger, heavy duty cooling/radiator and auxiliary blue roof panel. Documentation includes owner history and original window sticker.

Find out how we valued this Corvette after the jump.


Follow the Restoration of a 1988 Corvette ZR-1 Prototype

by Guest Contributor on March 29, 2011

Follow along as a 1988 Corvette ZR-1 Prototype gets Restored

Article contributed by Steve Burns

I was browsing the Corvette Forum a few weeks ago and came across a very interesting thread and thought I’d share it here. A member there was able to locate and purchase a trashed 1988 Corvette ZR-1 prototype and is slowly bringing it back to life.


[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Dragster from Down Under

by Keith Cornett on March 8, 2011

[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Dragster from Down Under

Want to see what a 7 second quarter mile pull feels like? This C4 Corvette dragster hails from the Northern Territory of Australia and was recently seen at a drag strip in Perth. I particularly liked the flaming skull in front of the massive Chevy 510. It’s more Ghost Rider than Jake, but when you’re on one of the fastest C4 Corvettes ever built, it’s only the graphics on the rear that will be seen. Make sure you check out the video, especially around the 3:20 mark.


Friday’s Featured Corvettes for Sale

by Keith Cornett on March 4, 2011

Friday's Featured Corvettes for Sale

Check out these six great Corvettes we are featuring today from, 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 both classic, preowned and new Corvettes available anywhere.


You can tell its been a long cold winter when Corvette guys start doing burnouts in their garage. Spring can’t come soon enough!


[VIDEO] Man Teaches Daughter How To Do Donuts in a Corvette ZHZ
[VIDEO] Corvette Catches Fire During Burnout Contest
[VIDEO] Burnout Super Test: Viper SRT-10 vs. 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Prototype


Corvettes on Craigslist: Los Homies Selling a 257K Mile 1984 Corvette

At one time, this 1984 Corvette was the pinnacle of automotive design. Introduced in 1983, the newly redesigned C4 Corvette took the world by storm. Over 51,000 coupes were produced with an MSRP of around $22,000. Unfortunately, time hasn’t been all that good for early C4 Corvettes as today you can find them pretty cheap. That brings us to this $3,000 White 1984 Corvette that is no doubt being used to class up the for sale inventory at Los Homies Auto Sales in Columbus, Ohio.


[ACCIDENTS] C4 Corvette Hits Patch of Ice, Lands in Pool

by Keith Cornett on January 26, 2011

[ACCIDENTS] C4 Corvette Hits Patch of Ice, Lands in Pool

The driver of this C4 Corvette took a cold winter’s dip in a backyard pool after spinning out on a patch of ice. The accident occured in the Chicago suburb of Woodridge. Luckily the Corvette’s driver is okay but his car had to be pulled out of the pool by heavy machinery.

Does the depth of the pool qualify this Corvette for membership in the Polar Bear Club?


Mecum Kissimmee 2011 Preview: 1991 Corvette Greenwood Prototype Coupe

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

As we begin to catch our breath after nearly a week of Barrett-Jackson mania it’s time to focus on the last, and largest of the January classic car auctions – Mecum’s annual Kissimmee, Florida sale. Beginning Wednesday, January 26th and ending on the 30th, over 150 Corvettes will cross the block in search of new homes.


[PIC] Tornado Destroys C4 Corvette In St.Louis Suburb

by Keith Cornett on January 10, 2011

[PIC] Tornado Destroys C4 Corvette In St.Louis Suburb
Photo Credit: J.B. Forbes

This C4 Corvette belonging to Laverne Nolting of Sunset Hills, MO was crushed in her parents garage when a tornado struck a week ago. The house and car appear to be a total loss. The irony is that Nolting had put the car in the garage to protect it from the weather.


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