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Corvettes

Kansas City Couple's 1967 Corvette is a Former Chevy Engineering Test Car
Photo Credit: Tom Strongman/KansasCity.com

Corvette enthusiasts know you can’t take it with you, so you might as well enjoy it now.

Take John and Brenda Cianciolo, for example.

Back in 1978, after they had just bought a house and paid as much down as they could, they had just $312 sitting in the bank.

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Survivor 1963 Z06 Corvette Heading to Mecum Kissimmee

by Steve Burns on December 26, 2012

Survivor 1963 Z06 Corvette Heading to Mecum Kissimmee

Here’s another rare Corvette taking part in the January auction frenzy next month. This rare red on black 1963 Corvette Z06 out of collector Rick Davis’ stable is one of the 199 built that year and will traverse Mecum’s red carpet Saturday January 26th around 2:40pm eastern time. It’s completely unrestored and has claimed Bloomington Gold and Survivor awards as well as claiming NCRS Top Flight and Chevy Vettefest honors.

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[PIC] TopSpeed Renders the 2014 C7 Corvette in Black

by Keith Cornett on December 26, 2012

[PIC] TopSpeed Renders the 2014 C7 Corvette in Black

If Santa left you wanting more this holiday season, here’s a little something from our friends at TopSpeed.com – a rendering of the 2014 C7 Corvette in Black. This render is based on the latest leaked images of the C7 Corvette so it’s fairly up-to-date with the rumor-mill.

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[VIDEO] Stolen 1989 Corvette Stored for 23 Years Sold on eBay

Back in the fall of 1988, I bought a shiny new red 1989 Corvette coupe from a dealership in Calhoun, Ga.

It was my pride and joy for a couple of years before other priorities led to selling it with about 15,000 miles on the odometer.

Not surprisingly, it was literally a trip back in time when this story appeared recently in the LA Times about a 1989 red Corvette convertible that has just been found after being stolen from a new car lot in 1989 – and hidden ever since.

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The Corvette Enthusiast’s Night Before Christmas

by Rick Tavel on December 24, 2012

The Corvette Enthusiast's Night Before Christmas

Our Christmas tradition continues with our 8th annual salute to Christmas through the eyes of a Corvette enthusiast. This year, Rick Tavel did a bit of a rewrite to the holiday classic and we think you’ll agree it’s very fitting with the reveal of the 2014 C7 Corvette just weeks away.

We’d like to wish everyone who visits CorvetteBlogger a very Merry Christmas and Christmas wishes go out to the men and women serving our country in the armed forces both home and abroad. God Bless you all!

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Leaked C7 Corvette Images Detail Rear End and Interior

by Keith Cornett on December 24, 2012

Leaked C7 Corvette Images Detail Rear End and Interior

On Sunday evening, Corvette Forum member “Blue Ox” promised a Christmas gift for those that follow the C7 threads and then proceeded to post a bevy of images that appear to come from a service manual or user’s guide.

Last week a similar image of the C7′s nose was leaked.

Included in the image dump is a definitive view of the C7 Corvette’s rear end, an interior drawing showing the drivers cockpit and there is an actual gauge photo too. But that’s not all as some specific features of the C7 have been detailed as well.

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2014 Camaro to get the Corvette Z06′s LS7 V8 Engine?

by Keith Cornett on December 22, 2012

2014 Camaro to get the Corvette Z06's LS7 V8 Engine?

We know that for the 2014 model year, the high performance LS engines are going bye-bye for Corvette and in their place will be the new Generation 5 LT1 V8s. But that doesn’t mean GM is going to stop building the LS7 and LS9 engines for other applications. Thanks to some sleuthing at Camaro5.com, it does look like Chevrolet is planning on using the 505 hp LS7 engine for the 2014 Camaro.

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[VIDEO] How the C7 Corvette Prototype Made It Into Gran Turismo 5

Ever since the C7 Corvette has been mentioned, we’ve heard how General Motors and Chevrolet wanted to appeal to a younger audience with the car as it heads into more than 60 years of production.

That premise has carried over to the final stages before the seventh generation is unveiled to the public on Jan. 13, 2013 in Detroit.

Clay Dean, global director of advanced design at GM, recently explained the background behind Chevrolet’s decision to work with a game designer and allow the use of a camouflaged C7 in a game before the real car is even available to drive.

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[VIDEO] Dutch Corvette Collection is Europe’s Largest

by Mitch Talley on December 21, 2012

[VIDEO] Dutch Corvette Collection is Europe's Largest

Corvette fever spreads around the world, and our friends at Michael Brown Productions have the proof!

They’ve just released a new addition to their series showing off collections of Corvettes, and this one features an avid collector across the ocean in, of all places, the Netherlands.

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Barrett-Jackson to Auction C7 Corvette on January 19th In Scottsdale

It looks like it will happen, Barrett-Jackson will auction off a C7 Corvette at their Scottsdale auction on Saturday, January 19th at 8:30 PM. It appears the good people at Barrett-Jackson are using the same diversionary tactics they used last year when they sold the 2013 Number 1 VIN 427 Convertible.

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