Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. once again visited Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, this time at the wheel of a 1969 Corvette and in the company of co-driver Peter Klutt. The two were victorious in the Indy Legends Pro-Am race, the feature race of the inaugural Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational.
Much of the hoopla surrounding Mecum’s inaugural Seattle auction this weekend is focused on the 1967 L88 Corvette, a ’63 Z06 tanker and several other prized Corvettes. But after reviewing their online catalog, we found this little gem cruising just under the radar.
On Saturday, Mecum will offer a 1962 Corvette was the last first generation Corvette ever built.
Maybe the guy who stole a 1963 Corvette from a storage facility in Moses Lake, Washington should take some driving lessons.
Just after midnight Tuesday, June 10, someone stole the classic Corvette and then led police on a wild chase that at times reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.
The one-of-a-kind 1957 Corvette SS must be wondering what it has to do to have some fun on the racetrack.
Fifty-seven years ago, the SS made its debut at Sebring but only managed to cover 23 laps before having to head to the garage because of technical problems. Unfortunately, it was to be the only competition for the SS because General Motors and other automakers placed a self-imposed ban on racing competition after several deaths on the track.
Sometimes a Corvette is collectible due to its content and sometimes it becomes even more collectible based on its history.
This documented 1969 Corvette was outfitted with a L71 427/435 hp V8 coupled to a Muncie M21 close-ratio four speed so it has the content. As far as its history, this Monaco Orange Stingray Coupe was sorted out by one of major players in the 1960′s performance era, Chicago’s Nickey Chevrolet.
Well, at least the headlights still work!
That’s probably little consolation for the driver of this C5 Corvette, who lost control and rammed his car into a traffic light post at the intersection of Paramount and Olsen boulevards in Amarillo, Texas.
Clearly Mecum’s Seattle auction is shaping up to be a blockbuster for Corvette enthusiasts. In addition to the L88 “double feature” we reported earlier this week now Dana Mecum and his team have added another rare Corvette to their first ever Seattle event, Mickey Thompson’s personal 1963 Z06.
On June 13th and 14th, Corvette collectors can bid on a 1967 L88, a 1969 L88, and Thompson’s 1963 Z06. These are some of the rarest, most coveted and most valuable Corvettes ever produced. There’s not much more Mecum could throw into the equation to make it any more exciting for Corvette collectors unless they could find a ZL1 or an original Grand Sport to add to their other three bluechip Corvettes.
Here’s a 1967 Corvette that could have been perfectly content to be a show car.
It was a showroom gem when longtime Corvette enthusiast Roberto Berdiel of San Juan, Puerto Rico bought it.
But that wasn’t his ultimate vision for the car. He just wanted it to serve as the foundation for a wild C2 racer, and, wow, what a job Roberto and his team did, so good in fact that the Stingray was recently chosen as The BLOCK Feature Car.
One of Regular Production Options to come out in 2015 is making an early appearance on late 2014 Corvette Stingrays. The ZF1 Appearance Package makes a base Stingray look like a Z51-equipped Corvette with the larger wheels and a full width body-colored spoiler. If you like the looks of the Z51 Corvette but don’t think you need all the track goodies, then the ZF1 is for you!
But you better hurry as this is the last week to order a 2014 Corvette Stingray from the factory.