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Corvettes

Radio Host Will Be First to Build Own Corvette Engine

by Keith Cornett on August 25, 2010

Radio show Host Will Be First to Build Own Corvette Engine

The last time we spoke of Todd Schnitt, his 2009 Corvette ZR1 was on the assembly line in Bowling Green and he was sharing photos of the assembly process with his listening audience. Schnitt makes our Corvette news again, but this time its because of an option he ordered for his new 2011 Corvette ZR1 – The Corvette Engine Build Experience. Next week, Todd becomes be the first customer in Corvette history to build his own engine for his 2011 ZR1.

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Auction Results: RM Auctions Corvette Sales at Monterey

by Keith Cornett on August 24, 2010

Auction Results: RM Auctions Corvette Sales at Monterey

RM Auctions sold a small contingent of seven classic Corvettes at their Monterey sale held August 12-14th at the Portola Hotel and Spa. The seven Corvettes ranging from 1953-1963 brought in $789,250 in total Corvette sales.

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Corvette Values: 1958 Corvette Roadster

by Keith Cornett on August 24, 2010

Corvette Values: 1958 Corvette Roadster

DD in CA submitted this 1958 Corvette to Corvette Values:

1958 Corvette, VIN J58S102XXX. Non-original 327 ci V8 dual carb with estimated 245-270 hp, 4-speed transmission and 75,000 original miles. Red/White with Red vinyl interior. Options include factory seatbelts, wheels and hubcaps, AM Wonderbar radio and auxiliary hard top. Fiberglass crack in front fender, scratches on trunk hood. No documentation but owner history is available.

Find out how we valued this Corvette after the jump.

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[VIDEO] 1960 #3 Le Mans Corvette Historic Return Documentary Trailer

When Lance Miller set out to return the #3 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Corvette and its driver John Fitch to Le Mans for the 50th anniversary of the cars win, he was accompanied by Corvette collector and documentary filmmaker Michael Brown who captured the experience in HD. A fall release of the feature-length documentary as well as a book are expected. While we wait, a trailer of the coming film has been released.

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[VIDEO] Classic Corvette Dodges Bullet at Nurburgring

by Keith Cornett on August 19, 2010

[VIDEO] Classic Corvette Dodges Bullet at Nurburgring

This midyear Corvette was parked alongside one of the turns at the famous Nurburgring in Germany and from the video it appears the car was stalled. Not a great place to be as a recent rainstorm had passed through leaving the track wet and several cars had trouble navigating the turn as the video shows. Eventually, the driver got the Corvette started and was able to move to a safer location.

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Corvette Plans Return to UK Dealers in 2011

by Keith Cornett on August 19, 2010

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Looks like the Chevy Corvette will be headed back to the UK starting in May 2011 according to several online sources. Chevrolet’s flagship sports car will be imported by Chevrolet UK and sold at select dealers alongside the Camaro.

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$1.25 Million Enough to Buy the First 1967 L88 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on August 15, 2010

No Sale! $1.25 Million Not Enough to Buy First 1967 L88 Corvette

Update
I have been informed by several readers that the first L88 Corvette did sell at $1.25 million at the Mecum at Monterey auction. A review of the mecum.com results confirms this. I apologize for the error.

The first documented L88 Corvette sold at the Mecum at Monterey auction yesterday afternoon for $1,250,000. The mid year was the first documented 427/430 hp Corvette that was campaigned by Tony DeLorenzo in the SCCA A Production class. Years later the Corvette was restored and won awards from Bloomington Gold and the NCRS.

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Countdown to Monterey: Four Corvettes Offered From the Reggie Jackson Collection

Noted Corvette collector and baseball legend Reggie Jackson will be offering four Corvettes at the Mecum at Monterey auction on August 13-14th at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa. The four cars include two 1967 L68 427/400 Corvettes and two straight axle C1s. The Corvettes are part of Jackson’s 16-car sale at the Monterey auction.

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GM Executives Squash Latest C7 Corvette Rumors

by Keith Cornett on August 12, 2010

GM Executives Squash Latest C7 Corvette Rumors

I figured it would only be a matter of time before someone got hold of a GM executive for comment on the recent rumors of a mid-engine C7 Corvette equipped with a V6 and a wet dual-clutch transmission. Vice President of Global Vehicle Engineering Karl-Friedrich Stracke spoke with Automotive News and Autoweek on Tuesday and said the next-generation Corvette C7 will not be a mid-engine sports car and no V6 is planned or being tested.

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Stolen Corvette and Camaro Recovered in Arkansas

by Keith Cornett on August 11, 2010

Stolen Corvette and Camaro Located in Arkansas

Last week a Hemmings blog reader alerted the site when his father’s prized possessions, a sunfire yellow 1966 Corvette convertible and a 1969 Camaro SS Clone were stolen from a storage facility in Northwest Arkansas. The good news is both cars were recovered. The Corvette was found hidden in a remote location in the woods while the Camaro was located at a residence.

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