It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Here we have two beautiful icons from the 1960s. The first is obviously a 1969 Corvette Stingray with a wild custom paint job that makes us wish it was in color. And secondly, the mainstay of automotive events is Miss whatever-the-name-of-the-dragstrip.
How much horsepower will the C7’s new V8 engine be able to produce on the dyno?
Well, Jessi Lang with The J-Turn web show for Motor Trend wanted to find out so she took a 2014 Corvette Stingray to the K&N facility. With Robert “Pops” Calles, product tech with K&N, behind the wheel, the blue Z51 was taken to the limit on the dyno, literally.
We’ve all heard of the AstroVentilation that was used to keep passengers cool in the 1960s and 1970s, sort of a poor man’s air conditioner. But Austin Reed of Texas has an “AstroVette.”
His unusual 1969 Corvette originally belonged to astronaut Alan Bean – the fourth man to walk on the moon nearly 44 years ago – and will be on display Sept. 28-29 at the Corvette Chevy Expo at the Dallas Market Hall.
Chevrolet is in Germany this week for the 65th annual Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2013) and sitting under the large video Chevy Bowtie is the new 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible and the 2014 Camaro Convertible.
Even though the C7s are currently being tested on German roads with Chevrolet Europe’s Technical Manager Patrick Herrmann’s #C7Experience leading the way, this is the first auto show in Germany for the new Corvette Stingray.
Chevrolet’s C7 development team made no secret all along of the car they were targeting with the 2014 Corvette Stingray.
In fact, the Porsche 911 was the only car that the engineering team bought as a benchmark for the Corvette.
General Motors’ North American President Mark Reuss visits with Motor Trend’s Wide Open Throttle crew and he talks about the new Corvette Stingray and the new Camaro Z/28. What’s in the future for Chevy’s high performance line up? Check out the video after the jump.
Here’s a welcomed sight through the fence at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green. Two rows of 2014 Corvette Stingray convertibles in various colors all lined up and looking ready for some sunshine.
One of the reasons why we’re seeing so many positive review of the C7 Corvette’s seats is because the C6 seats are pretty awful. Now, I’m not jumping on the “Dissing the C6 because of Crappy Seats” bandwagon, which I believe already left the station a few years back. No, our opinion of the C7s new seats comes after spending nearly four hours in the new Stingray at the Media ride-n-drive last month in Monterey.
Dana Mecum’s favorite car has to be the Chevrolet Corvette, especially if solely based on the number of outstanding high dollar cars that were hammered down during the last four days of his third Dallas auction.
It was clearly evident that Corvettes carried the four-day auction and were the car of choice for collectors where a new record price was paid for a Corvette ($3.2M, a 1967 L88, fully documented former NHRA record holder and the only ’67 L88 to retain its original body panels).
Of the 172 Corvettes that crossed the block 106 were sold, a 61% sell through rate, for a combined hammer price of $9.106M. Though some buyers were able to grab some excellent bargains during the first two days of the sale, the last two days saw spirited bidding and prices well above average. Almost twenty Corvettes were hammered down above $100K. It seemed as though most restored second generation cars were selling between $100K to $150K and if the car had any rare options it was selling close to or above $200K.
Corvette enthusiast Lance Miller will continue his own quest to fill his late father’s dream with a fundraising appearance on Sunday, Sept. 22 in Ocean City, N.J.
Lance, of course, is the son of Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller, whose dream of honoring the historic 1960 No. 3 Corvette racer was cut short by a rare disease called amyloidosis.