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Corvettes

Countdown to Monterey: 1967 L88 Corvette Convertible

by Keith Cornett on August 2, 2010

1967 Corvette - 1st RPO L88 Built

Most of the major automotive auction houses will be decending on Monterey, California in mid-August for a weekend full of classic and collector car sales. We’re reviewing the dockets and selecting the best of the best to present to you here on CorvetteBlogger.com.

First up in our Countdown to Monterey series is Lot #S125 from the Mecum at Monterey auction. This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible features the 427/430 hp tri-power L88 engine and is documented to be the very first RPO L88 built. In 1965, Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Engineering group began developing the new 427 Mark IV engine for use in the Corvette as a full-bore endurance racing engine, and in 1967 their work came to fruition in the form of the RPO L88 option package.

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Mike Yager’s 1957 Corvette Barn Find

by Keith Cornett on July 29, 2010

Mike Yegar's 1957 Corvette Barn Find

Mid America Motorwork’s Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager recounts this Corvette barn find he investigated earlier this month. The Corvette in question was this Venetian Red 1957 roadster that had been locked away in a nailed up barn for over 35 years.

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Transcript: The Corvette Engine Build Experience Webchat

Today at 12 noon EST, GM held a live chat featuring Performance Build Center’s manager Carl Pickman, engine builder John Ross and John Fitzpatrick, Corvette’s Marketing Manager. While the conversation was centered on the new Corvette Engine Build Experience, the staff also answered several technical questions about the LS engines and the PBC. Check out the transcript.

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Live Webchat: Learn More About the Corvette Engine Build Experience

Earlier this month, GM set the automotive world ablaze with news of the Build Your Engine experience for Corvette Z06 and ZR1 buyers. Tomorrow, GM is giving you a chance to chat directly with a couple of the guys from Wixom’s Performance Build Center where the LS7 and LS9 engines are assembled.

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If Corvettes Were Women: Do these Flares Make Me Look Fat?

This extra widebody Corvette Z06 from Dubai was spotted on the Corvette Forum under a thread entitled “This widebody stuff is getting ridiculous“. SS-Vette.com makes the flared rear panels which gives the Corvette a 6″ wider stance over the standard stock Z06/Grand Sport quarter panels.

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GM Goes Green with Brickyard 400 Corvette Pace Car

by Keith Cornett on July 23, 2010

GM Goes Green with Brickyard 400 Corvette Pace Car

No, we’re not talking about an ethanol burning E85-capable Corvette like the Z06 that paced the 2008 Indianapolis 500. We’re talking about Green as in “Bowling Green Metallic” – the most recent shade of Green that last graced Corvettes in 2001. This weekend, NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 will be paced by this Green and White Corvette Grand Sport Coupe while Arctic White Corvette Grand Sport Convertibles will serve as Festival (parade) cars.

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pic-major-flooding-in-milwaukee-leads-to-the-death-of-a-c5-corvette

Parts of Milwaukee received nearly 8 inches of rain yesterday. Sadly this C5 Corvette paid the ultimate price when flooding closed parts of Interstate 43.

Thanks for the tip, Chasinf5s

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Corvettes on eBay: 2012 Stingray Concept Corvette Replica

Check out this former 2008 Hertz rent-a-car Corvette ZHZ that has been customized to look like the 2012 Corvette Stingray Concept that appears as Sideswipe in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. The Corvette is listed on eBay and with 3 days left in the auction, 6 bids have run the price up to $35,200 with the reserve not yet met.

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[VIDEO] Hot Rod Magazine Destroys a C4 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on July 21, 2010

[VIDEO] Hot Rod Magazine Destroys a C4 Corvette

Hot Rod Magazine has a feature coming out later this year in which they take a C4 Corvette and show you how to make it outrun a new Corvette for dirt cheap. To help promote the story, they released a teaser vid on the Corvette Forum which shows the hot rod staff literally tearing and cutting apart a 1985 Corvette. Big mistake according to the C4 Corvette owners who have chimed in against the gratuitous destruction of their favorite sports car.

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GM Offers Rebate on 2009, 2010 Corvette ZR1s

by Keith Cornett on July 18, 2010

GM Offers Rebate on 2009-10 Corvette ZR1

One of the concerns we’ve had over the past few months is the growing inventory surplus of Corvette ZR1s. Since January this year, the amount of available Corvette ZR1s has grown from 175 units to over 500 at the beginning of July. GM has obviously seen the trend as well and has decided to offer the very first rebates for the 638-horsepower supercharged Corvette.

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