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[GRAPHIC] Suppliers to the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette

by Keith Cornett on May 12, 2010

Suppliers to the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette

Automotive News published this cutaway graphic which shows the various parts suppliers to the 2010 Corvette ZR1. Corvette owners are familiar with some of the bigger names like Dana (aluminum spaceframe), Eaton (supercharger) and Brembo (brakes), but this graphic also shows who makes the lug nuts (Taper Pro), hood hinges (Multimatic), instrument panels (IAC) and more. Could be helpful if you’re looking for replacement parts. Download it after the jump.

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Automobile Magazine Responds to Corvette Chief Engineer's Comments from the NCM Bash

A rare and valuable 1954 Corvette roadster was stolen from a Wilwaukie, Oregon man’s garage. Emory Molchan said he discovered the Corvette missing from its garage on Tuesday. Molchan owns three 1954 Corvettes but the stolen car was the most valuable. Following a four-year restoration, Molchan says the Corvette only has just 500 miles on the odometer.

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Automobile Magazine Responds to Corvette Chief Engineer's Comments from the NCM Bash

Last week we posted a video of Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter talking about the C7 Corvette while at the C5/C6 Bash at the Corvette Museum. The conversation was prefaced with Juechter discussing the automotive magazines and their misrepresentation of the facts and he specifically called out Automobile Magazine for their June 2010 article in which, according to Tadge, they implied that he was endorsing a V6 power plant for the next generation Corvette. Today we received an email from Automobile Magazine with a link to the article in question as well as their response to Juechter’s criticism.

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Corvette Auction Results: Mecum Kansas City

by Keith Cornett on May 10, 2010

Corvette Auction Results: Mecum Kansas City

Mecum Collector Car Auctions held their Muscle Cars and More event in Kansas City last month. 56 Corvettes crossed the auction block with 36 of them hammering sold. That’s a 64% sales success rate. All in all, total sales climbed to $760,800 with only one Corvette crossing over the $100,000 mark.

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2011 Corvette Order Guide Available for Download

by Keith Cornett on May 8, 2010

2011 Corvette Order Guide Available for Download

Here is the 2011 Corvette Order Guide which will take you though the various options available for each of the six Corvette models. Shown above is one of our favorite new features on the new Corvette, the new USB connector for plugging in your ipod, iphone or other MP3 device. Thanks to Dave Salvatore at Kerbeck Corvette for providing the guide to us.

Click here to Download.


Related:
GM Gives 2011 Corvette Buyers More Personalization Choices

 

Tadge Juechter Talks About the C7 Corvette

At the C5/C6 Bash at the Corvette Museum, Corvette’s Chief Engineer delivered some remarks about the next generation C7 Corvette which he said is now getting underway in earnest. Tadge prefaced his comments with a warning about how the auto magazines will claim to have inside information or renderings when in fact they are basically making it up, and for us owners to not buy into all the hype. To demonstrate, he held up a copy of the June 2010 Automobile Magazine which, as Tadge says, included a photoshopped picture of him with an article that supposedly has Juechter endorsing a V6.

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New Rebates and Financing Incentives Available for Corvette Buyers

When we published the April 2010 Corvette Sales Report on Monday, we noted that GM would probably be offering some incentives to move the more than 4,500 Corvettes that are currently available in dealer showrooms. Sure enough, we checked with our friends at Kerbeck Corvette and there are several incentives and rebates available for the 2009 and 2010 Corvette.

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2005-2006 Corvettes Recalled for Steering Column Issue

GM has issued a recall for 40,028 Corvettes built during the 2005 and 2006 model years. Specifically, the recall covers Corvettes built between March 2004 and January 2006 that have the tilt/telescopic steering column (RPO N37). Check your build date on the driver’s side doorjamb to see if your early C6 falls into that time period of manufacture.

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2010 Corvette Production By The Numbers (So Far)

by Keith Cornett on May 4, 2010

2010 Corvette Production By The Numbers (So Far)

When the GM rolled out the Corvette Grand Sport, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles thought the new model would account for about half of all Corvette production. He was right. So far though April 14, 51% of all Corvettes built are Grand Sports. While the Grand Sport has helped increase the amount of convertibles built from 20% of Model Year production in 2009 to 28% in 2010, the shocker is how much the Grand Sport has reduced the number of Z06s, to just 4% of production. Perhaps now we see why the Corvette Z06 is getting all the attention for 2011.

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April 2010 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on May 3, 2010

April 2010 Corvette Sales

GM’s monthly sales report shows 1,089 Corvettes delivered in the month of April. That’s the largest amount of sales in five months and the first time this year that sales have broken the one thousand mark. The number is down from last year’s 1,407 by -22.6%. Year to date, Corvettes sales are down -21% with 3,522 deliveries in 2010 vs 4,459 in 2009.

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