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Corvettes

1954 Hot Rod Corvette Gets a New Lease on Life

by Mitch Talley on May 14, 2012

1954 Hot Rod Corvette Gets a New Lease on life

To paraphrase country singer George Jones, this is one old Corvette that’s not ready for a rockin’ chair.

John Muller of Arizona always liked the way first generation Corvettes looked, but motoring down the highway in the 1955 he once owned wasn’t the ultimate driving experience.

Then he found a 1954 Corvette on eBay that he called “nearly a basket case.”

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[VIDEO] New 2013 427 Convertible Corvette Commercial

Article contributed by Dave Salvatore / Kerbeck Corvette

As we get closer to the release of the new 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition the anticipation is rising! Kerbeck Corvette already has a couple dozen on order and scheduled to be built between now and the end of June. In fact, some are already built and waiting to ship! All we need now is for GM to announced a release date for the 2013 Corvettes.

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You’re never too old to hang a Corvette in the sky.

Larry Bennett is proof of that.

At age 27, back in 1970, he placed a brand new orange Corvette atop his car lot’s sign when he opened it in Evansville, Indiana. He ended up selling the business in 1996, and the car came down.

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[VIDEO] Take a Ride in the EX-87 Corvette

by Steve Burns on May 9, 2012

[VIDEO] Take a Ride in the EX-87 Corvette

There are a lot of significant Corvettes out there. The first fuelie, the first big block, the first car of any Corvette generation or model year, etc. Many of these cars get locked away in a museum and seldom, if ever, see use on the road. When we stumbled across this video of EX-87, “the Duntov Mule”, which now resides in the Lingenfelter Collection we had to pass it along. Click past the jump to take a fresh look at the first V8 equipped Corvette.

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[ACCIDENT] Indiana Teen Crashes Mom's C4 Corvette border=

It could have been much worse, but let’s hope a 16-year-old’s joyride in his mom’s 1996 Corvette over the weekend was worth the heap of trouble he’s in now.

Seems the teenager took the sports car without his mom’s approval and wound up totaling the vehicle and ending up at the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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C5 Corvette Seized From Drug Dealer is Now a DARE Car

A Corvette once associated with a drug dealer is now helping Bartlett, Tennessee police teach youngsters about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

The 1999 model has been adorned with patriotic decals as part of the DARE program, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, which aims to show fourth and fifth graders how to keep peer pressure from making them succumb to drugs and alcohol.

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2013 60th Anniversary Corvette ZR1 To Pace 96th Indianapolis 500
Photo Credit: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

After weeks of anticipation, we learned this morning that the 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette ZR1 will be the official pace car of the 96th Indianapolis 500. This is the first time the Corvette ZR1 has earned the role as the pace setter and with its 638 horsepower, it’s the most powerful production car ever pace the Indy 500.

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Corvette Z06 and Several Other Supercars Crash on the Autobahn

About the only thing you can understand from the narration on this German video is “Autobahn,” “Corvette,” “McLaren,” and “Dodge Viper.”

But in this case, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, even if they are in German. That’s all you have to see to start crying about these once magnificent supercars.

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April 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on May 7, 2012

April 2012 Corvette Sales

Last week, General Motors released the April 2012 sales report and new deliveries of America’s favorite sports car came in at 1,396. This is down 4% from April 2011′s sales figure of 1,454 but was an increase over the 1,376 Corvettes sold last month (March 2012). This is now the 4th month in row for Corvette sales increases over the previous month and April’s sales number is the highest in a year. For the calendar year, 4,328 Corvettes have been sold and the number is pacing 0.8% ahead of 2011′s calendar year sales.

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Mecum to Offer Rare 1972 Corvette ZR1 at Indianapolis Sale

Mecum Auctions will be offering a very rare 1972 Corvette ZR1 coupe at their upcoming 25th Anniversary Indianapolis auction May 15th – 20th. The blue coupe is one of just 20 produced in 1972 and one of 53 built during the 1970 – 1972 production run.

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