[PICS] Throwback Thursday: 1963 Corvette Pilot Build Photos

[PICS] Throwback Thursday: 1963 Corvette Pilot Build PhotosPhoto Credits: DeansGarage.com


It’s time again for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Our friend Mike Furman of Criswell Chevrolet turned us on to a collection of photos showing a 1963 Corvette pilot build at the St. Louis assembly plant.

We’ve often lamented that there’s not a lot of photos in the public domain showing the assembly of Corvettes from those early days. So it was refreshing to see an entire build of a fuel injected 1963 split window Corvette from start to finish in these photos.

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Rare Fuel Injected 1965 Corvette Sting Ray to be Offered at Mecum’s Indy Auction

Rare Fuel Injected 1965 Corvette Sting Ray to be Offered at Mecum's Indy Auction


Midyear Corvette production was in its third year when the 1965 Corvette was introduced and offered for the first time ever was a Corvette big block V8 rated at 396 cubic inches and 425 horsepower. For many buyers, the opportunity for more horsepower at a lower price was more than enough reason to check the box over the higher priced 327/375 hp fuel injected L84 V8.

Consequently, with buyers selecting the big block over the fuelie by almost 3-1, the 1965 Corvette became the last Corvette model to offer fuel injection until the “cross-fire” Corvettes began production in 1982.

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Onstar Proactive Alerts Will Warn You If Something is Wrong With Your 2016 Corvette

Onstar Proactive Alerts Will Warn You If Something is Wrong With Your 2016 Corvette


It sounds like science fiction, but it’s for real right now!

Chevrolet has just announced that some of its 2016 models are now smart enough to diagnose themselves in advance and warn their owners that something is about to break on their 2016 Corvette, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, and Equinox.

“Chevrolet is already the most awarded car brand in the industry, and Silverado is the most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickup on the road,” said Steve Holland, chief technologist for Vehicle Health Management at General Motors. “With Proactive Alerts, we now can offer customers even greater peace-of-mind by taking the guesswork out of when to service their vehicle.”

Under the service, known as Onstar Proactive Alerts, a small batch of data is collected each time the car is started. That data is then monitored on a continual basis, and sophisticated systems analyze billions of pieces of data collected from participating vehicles. That information can reveal whether the starter motor, fuel pump, and 12-volt battery are operating normally. If not, drivers will be alerted by Onstar that their vehicle needs to be taken in for service, reducing unexpected repairs.

“Accuracy is the key to our prediction algorithms,” Holland said. “We will be able to inform dealer service departments so they can spend less time testing for a condition we have already diagnosed. They can replace the necessary part quicker and minimize the amount of time a customer’s vehicle is at the dealership.”

Hopefully, the new system will keep a lot of owners from experiencing inconvenient breakdowns.

And this is just the beginning for Chevy, which is rapidly making itself known as a technological leader in the industry. Plans are already in place for Proactive Alerts to monitor other vehicle components and expand across the Chevrolet lineup.

“A few companies are doing limited in-vehicle diagnostics, but none have yet demonstrated the capability we offer,” said Paul Krajewski, director of the Vehicle Systems Research Laboratory at General Motors. “As we keep expanding the parts of the vehicle we cover, we hope to continuously enhance our customers’ experience, saving them time and money.”

Proactive Alerts is offered with all OnStar service plans on eligible models, including the OnStar Basic Plan that comes standard for five years on new Chevrolet vehicles.

2016 Corvettes Will Now Proactively Warn You If Something is Wrong


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Chevrolet

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[PICS] Unique Corvette Barn Find Reveals a Forgotten NHRA Drag Racer

[PICS] Unique Corvette Barn Find Reveals a Forgotten NHRA Drag Racer


Here’s a barn find with a still-developing story.

The mystery all starts innocently enough with a poster seeking help on Corvette Forum.

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[ACCIDENT] General Hospital Star’s C6 Corvette Hit By Jeep Driver

[ACCIDENT] General Hospital Star's C6 Corvette Hit By Jeep Driver


As you can expect, TMZ is all over the case as General Hospital star Bryan Craig’s black C6 Corvette Coupe was hit by a woman in a jeep who ran a red light on Wednesday afternoon in Hollywood, CA. The Corvette shows a deep gash in the passenger side door from the impact with jeep and the collission forced the Corvette off the road where it was stopped by a fire hydrant.

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Chevrolet Corvette Dominates Foreign Competitors in Sales

Chevrolet Corvette Dominates Foreign Competitors in Sales


It’s all a matter of perspective.

While Chevrolet no doubt would like to be selling more new Corvettes, America’s legendary sports car is still running circles around its foreign competitors.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1954 Corvette Barn Find May be One of 300 Pennant Blue Cars

Corvettes on eBay: 1954 Corvette Barn Find May be One of 300 Pennant Blue Cars


I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for 1954 Corvettes.

Back when I was in high school in the 1970s, my industrial arts teacher had a 1954 Corvette, rough as it could be, on the carport at his home.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition Does Burnouts with Gumball 3000 in Dublin

[VIDEO] Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition Does Burnouts with Gumball 3000 in Dublin


The Gumball 3000 road rally must be kicking off soon as all of a sudden I keep hearing about this monster C7 Corvette Z06 that’s part of the group. Not only is it a C7 Corvette Z06, it’s being described as a Z06 C7.R Edition that with some mods makes 925 bhp.

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1987 C4 Corvette Masquerades as a VW Beetle

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Over the years, we’ve done a series of articles featuring cars getting Corvette engines but this VW Beetle build goes way beyond a simple engine swap. The custom build recently make the rounds online after being offered for sale on eBay.

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April 2016 Corvette Sales

April 2016 Corvette Sales


GM has released the Corvette sales report for April 2016. Chevrolet sold 3,142 Corvettes last month. Although it was the highest sales total so far this year as well as going back to May 2015, sales were down -9.4% compared to April’s sales last year which saw 3,469 new Corvettes delivered.

For the Calendar Year to Date, Chevrolet has delivered 9,512 Corvettes vs the 11,986 Corvettes sold during the same time last year, a difference of -20.6%.

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