Back in September we told you about the loss of Taylor Michigan police corporal Matthew Edwards who was gunned down in the line of duty, leaving a wife and two children. Taylor Chevrolet offered to step in with a Corvette ZR1 raffle to help raise funds for the family. Now the dealer claims the police charity that was brought in to assist with the raffle has taken them for ride.
Here is a Corvette ZR1 for sale on eBay that is worthy of collector car status. This Jetstream Blue Corvette was the first ZR1 produced in the 2010 model year. Wearing VIN #0001, it comes with a 3ZR package and features a Dark Titanium interior and chrome wheels. But here is the kicker: the selling dealer acquired this Corvette directly from General Motors. Although it has just over 3,500 miles, it has never been titled.
Les Stanford Chevrolet of Dearborn, MI posted these photos Wednesday on the Corvette Forum which show a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport painted in Carlisle Blue. Having seen just the bumper cover at the Bash, I wondered how it would look on a full car. Check out the larger photos after the jump and then let us know what you think of the new blue 2012 Corvette.
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According to a story by TheDetroitBureau.com, one of the engines that General Motors is planning on offering in the C7 Corvette is a European-style turbo V8 that will be slightly larger than 3 liters in displacement. This would mark a turning point for the company which has traditionally offered high-displacement V8s in the sports car. The turbocharged engine is expected to woo the hearts, minds and wallets of European performance car buyers who are usually drawn to the likes of Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini.
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On this day in 1994, the ashes of 71-year-old George Swanson were placed in the drivers seat of his beloved 27,000 mile 1984 white Corvette. A crane then lifted the sports car and lowered into the 4-plot grave site in Hempfield County, Pennsylvania. George’s widow Caroline Swanson said “George always said he lived a fabulous life, and he went out in a fabulous style.”
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Automotive News’ product editor Rick Kranz wrote yesterday on the timeline for C6/C7 Corvette production. He says that according to a source at Chevrolet, the C6 Corvette will be offered in 2012 and 2013 while the C7 Corvette is expected in 2014. However, he writes that the 2013 model year may be abbreviated to allow plenty of time to retool the Bowling Green Assembly Plant for C7 production.
This “head-turning” traffic accident in El Cajon, California caught our attention as the picture shows the rear-ending of Dodge Neon by an Arctic White C6 Corvette with the Neon actually coming to rest on the hood of America’s favorite sports car. No one was injured in the accident which was allegedly caused by the Corvette driver talking on a cell phone.
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A couple weeks back we told you about the newest batch of 10 people being added into Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall. Last week our friends at Bloomington Gold announced the 10 cars to be inducted during the June 23rd – 26th event in St. Charles, IL. The cars being inducted this year cover the full spectrum of the Corvette legend from race car, to styling car, to pace car.
Since the introduction of the Corvette ZR1 in 2009, carbon ceramic brakes have been available on production Corvettes. General Motors turned to Brembo to provide the brakes for the top of the line Corvette ZR1 and after the jump, you’ll see how they are made courtesy of the Science Channel.