If you want a real 1969 ZL-1 Corvette, you’d better be prepared to pay big bucks.
That package included an aluminum cylinder block 427 L88 turbo jet engine, and only two such Corvettes were ever assembled in the St. Louis factory way back in 1969.
Now at the upcoming Mecum Auction in Anaheim, Calif., on Nov. 13-15, you can have a chance to buy the next best thing – a very nice 1969 ZL-1 replica.
During the National Corvette Museum’s Grand Opening of the Motorsports Park over Labor Day weekend, this guy gets to do two hot laps with hall of fame driver Ron Fellows of Corvette Racing fame.
The hot laps were run on the East track and we get to see one of the highlights of the new course which is the 30-40 elevation foot drop into a left hand turn that has been nicknamed “The Sinkhole”.
During the Grand Opening weekend, it was announced that The Ron Fellows School of High Performance Driving will be offering select programs at the new Motorsports Park.
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Earlier this month we brought you pictures of the Arctic White Corvette Stingray that was painted by three young members of the General Motors design team as part of a fundraiser for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).
Chevy has released a time-lapse video showing exactly how the three designers put the paint to canvas and ended up with one very cool (and very fast) pieces of contemporary art.
The new Corvette Stingray has won over at last part of a tough audience.
The German-accented Sarah Sauer of The Fast Lane Daily submitted this video of her recent experiences with a 2015 Torch Red Stingray coupe on the roads of Germany.
“I have to tell ya,” she says. “I’m in love with the new Corvette.”
With all the attention given to the outstanding C7 Corvette these days, the C5 seems to have taken a back seat in the public’s eye.
But not everyone has given up on the fifth generation 1997-2004 Corvette.
Take the owner of this C5 over in Greece, for example, who apparently had all the money and desire to create the lightest version of his car that is humanly possible, hiring Carbon Fiber Customs to create all new body panels out of carbon fiber.
It was back in August that we learned the General Motors produced 37,288 Corvette Stingray for the 2014 model year and now we’ve got the breakdown on the production statistics.
Leading the way was the Corvette Z51 Coupe which accounted for 41% of the models built and the most popular color was Torch Red which can be found on nearly one of out of five (19%) 2014 Corvette Stingrays.
If you can’t afford the real thing, this might be the next best thing.
The 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR Prototype, also known as “The Real McCoy,” hammered for a cool $2.3 million* at Mecum Auctions back in January.
Now, this 2/3 replica, manufactured by well-respected Junior Replicas of Brazil, is currently available at Hemmings classifieds for a whole lot less – just $14,900.
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Chevrolet has yet to start retail production of the 650 horsepower C7 Corvette Z06 but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about future Corvettes. In case you’ve been living under a rock or were quarantined with some type of communicable disease, the latest rumor is that Chevrolet is working on a mid-engine Corvette named after its first chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov.