Vicari Auctions recently announced that two very rare, unrestored Corvettes will cross the block at their Nocona, Texas auction running April 19th and 20th, 2013. The 1962 big brake fuelie and 1963 Z06 have been stored by a collector since Ronald Reagan was President and still remain in almost all-original condition.
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Police in Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada are searching for a thief who knows his round around an automobile restoration shop.
Instead of stealing the whole 1971 Corvette stored in a house garage on Grey Road 40 in Grey County, Ontario, a thief just picked and chose what he wanted from the car: some $10,000 worth of parts that included a head valve, carburetor, ignition system, water pump, transmission, and drive shaft.
Last Friday we spent the slightly soggy day at Barrett-Jackson to see the auction of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible. While that auction was certainly exciting with Rick Hendrick paying $1 million to buy the first retail version of the next generation convertible, it wasn’t the only Corvette offered on the block that day.
Over the last week, a few more videos showing the 2014 Corvette Stingrays testing on public roads have surfaced on YouTube. We’ve already posted a couple of these to our Facebook page but wanted to share them with our regular blog readers as well. Check out these videos and keep your cell phones and cameras handy because you’ll never now when you might encounter the new Corvette Stingray!
One of the more useful features available on the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible is the operation of the new top. Designers completed remade the top and its operational process, allowing the opening and closing at speeds of up to 30 mph. Drivers also have the ability to operate the top hands free with the new key fob. While at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, we located GM’s car wrangler to get this shot of the new fob.
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how it believes the Corvette – perhaps growing irrelevant during its long journey to some people (though certainly not to the legions of enthusiasts who worship the ground it rolls on) – has suddenly become cool again with the introduction of the C7.
WSJ says a strange thing has suddenly happened to Corvette on its 60-year-old trip to irrelevance for some: It became relevant again.
Watch this whole video to see the huge fireball that erupts from the rear end of this ZR1 undergoing a dyno test at ShorTuning in Stanford, Kentucky.
Eric Lancaster’s 2010 ZR1 is measured at releasing a whopping 902.2 horsepower to the rear wheels just before the blinding light show.