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Corvettes

A Real Commemorative Edition

by Rick Tavel on January 6, 2013

David E. Davis - A Real Commemorative Edition

The other day I was researching an article about the upcoming Scottsdale auctions when I happened across a consignment at Bonhams® for a 1962 Corvette, an unadorned little picture that most collectors, even Corvette collectors, might pass right on by without giving it another thought.

I mean, even if you were looking for a first generation Corvette (there are over sixty other C1′s from which to choose during auction week in Scottsdale) you probably wouldn’t have paused on this one. And a good automotive journalist would never look here for a story. A good automotive journalist would spend their time writing about more flashy and exciting big block L88′s or the gorgeous Regal Turquoise 1958 C1 belonging to GM CEO Dan Akerson. And why not, they are great cars and sure to draw the attention of any “Corvetter”.

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Where’s the Last C3 Corvette?

by Steve Burns on January 4, 2013

Where's the Last C3 Corvette?
Image Courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

I was talking to a friend the other day about the impending end of the C6 Corvette. We theorized where that last 2013 Corvette would turn up. What auction it may show up at, whose collection it could end up in, and what it options it would have. Coincidentally a new thread popped up on Corvette Forum last month inquiring as to the location of the last C3 Corvette. As it turns out, that’s the only “last” Corvette we can’t account for. We know where the last C1, C2, C4, and C5′s are, but where is 1982 Corvette VIN 25407?

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Forbes: What the C7 Corvette Needs to Succeed

by Steve Burns on January 4, 2013

Forbes: What the C7 Corvette Needs to Succeed

With just over a week to go until the reveals on January 13th and 14th, Corvette enthusiasts are beginning to dance around like a 4 year who urgently needs to use the restroom. The anticipation grows as each day of the calendar flips over. Forbes Magazine chimed in Monday with their take on the highly anticipated 2014 C7 Corvette. The good news is that you don’t have to wait another week to see what Forbes had to say after the break.

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1971 ZR2 Corvette to be offered at Mecum Kissimmee

by Steve Burns on January 3, 2013

1971 ZR2 Corvette to be offered at Mecum Kissimmee

Mecum Auctions continues to release details on some of the outstanding Corvettes they’ve got lined up for their Kissimmee auction later this month. In addition to a Survivor 1963 Z06 and the ‘entombed’ 1954 Corvette, this mega rare 1971 ZR2 will be crossing the block on Saturday January 27th around 4pm EST.

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[VIDEO] Family Looses 1965 Corvette In Mechanic's Lien Scam

If you’re like most folks, you’ve never heard of mechanic’s liens.

But mechanic’s liens were in the news last month in Indianapolis, Indiana as federal prosecutors released details of a racket there that used mechanic’s liens to steal cars from banks and others who had ownership interest in the vehicles.

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Corvettes on Craigslist: 1978 4×4 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on January 2, 2013

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1978 4x4 Corvette

My 13-year-old son loves Corvettes and four-wheel drive trucks. This Craigslist find is definitely right up his alley, but will someone who actually has a driver’s license feel the same love, enough to pay “a firm” $2,500 for this 1978 C3 that’s been raised off the ground and turned into a four-wheel driver.

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Kansas Man Strikes Gold with Corvette Purchase at a Garage Sale

Corvette enthusiasts are known for their never-say-die attitude when it comes to fulfilling their dream of owning America’s Sports Car – even if it takes more than 30 years.

Mick Wilson is a prime example.

Back in the 1970s, he enjoyed the thrill of owning a 1963 Corvette convertible for just a few days before it was totaled in an accident.

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Vietnam Veteran Lends His Corvette to a High School Shop Class
Photo Credit: Nate Stemen

Going to school every day is a cool ride these days for the automotive technology students at Trenton High School in Michigan.

They’re in the second year of restoring this yellow 1980 Corvette.

The students began work on the car during the 2011-12 school year after owner Jim Schneider, a 68-year-old Vietnam veteran, decided the Corvette would be better used as an instructional tool, rather than wasting away at his home.

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[VIDEO] Superformance Remakes the Legendary Corvette Grand Sport

One of the most mystical Corvettes ever built is the 1963 Grand Sport, with only five of the very special high-performance vehicles ever made by Zora Arkus-Duntov and his crew before GM brass cancelled the project.

Through the years, sure, there have been replicas made of the Grand Sport. But now, you can buy a brand new Grand Sport, licensed by GM, through Superformance.

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NCRS Members Visit Mid America Motorworks and Performance Choice

When it comes to replacement parts for your Corvette there are a lot of choices. Recently two members of the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) selected Mid America’s Performance Choice division to provide them with the items needed for their individual interior projects.

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