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Special Edition Corvettes

Corvettes on eBay: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

by Keith Cornett on January 2, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

One of our favorite models of the C4 era is the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport. Just 1,000 Grand Sports were built and only 190 were convertibles. Combine the historical connotations of the 1963 Grand Sports with the 1996′s Admiral Blue and White exterior, unique VIN and a one-year-only optional V8 engine and you’ve got something that is a collector’s dream.

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2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition to MSRP for $90,960

by Keith Cornett on November 22, 2010

2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition to MSRP for $90,960

Finally, we have some exciting news regarding the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition! Every couple of months since 2011 Corvette production started, I’ve been firing off emails to assorted Corvette team members asking about the start of production for the Carbon Edition and how much will it cost. Today we learned that production is expected to start sometime in early 1st Quarter 2011. And the price? Corvette’s Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles tells us the 2011 Corvette Z06 will MSRP at $90,960 and if you select all the option boxes, a loaded 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition will sell for $99,925.

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[VIDEO] Chevy Designers Discuss Corvettes and other Vehicles at 2010 SEMA

Each year, the hottest car designs are showcased at SEMA in Las Vegas. This year was no different, as the Chevy Corvette and Chevy Camaro were among those that showed off new packages. Both featured carbon fiber attributes and designs inspired from the ALMS Corvette C6.R, built by the Pratt & Miller team. Here is another official video from Chevy featuring designers Dave Ross and Adam Barry talking about the Jake Edition Corvette and the Z06x track car, as well as the other SEMA show vehicles which included Camaro and Silverado.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Z06X and Camaro SSx Walkaround

by Keith Cornett on November 7, 2010

[VIDEO] Corvette Z06X and Camaro SSx Walkaround

Chevy’s Marketing Manager of Performance Cars John Fitzpatrick and Gary Mulder, GM Performance Division and builder of the SEMA track concept cars were out at Spring Mountain to talk about the Camaro SSx and the Corvette Z06x. Interest in the Z06x track car is very high but according to Fitzpatrick, the concept exists only as a test bed to showcase the racing accessories available from GM Performance Parts, as well as Pratt and Miller and Pfadt Race Engineering.

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2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept

by Keith Cornett on November 1, 2010

2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Z06X Concept

Chevrolet will bring two exciting concepts to the SEMA show which kicks off tomorrow in Las Vegas. Joining the Jake Grand Sport special edition we saw in the GM SEMA preview video is one of the most exciting concepts we’ve seen from Team Corvette: the 2011 Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept.

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[VIDEO] Chevy Offers Peek of Jake Corvette for SEMA

by Keith Cornett on October 20, 2010

[VIDEO] Chevy Offers Sneak Peek of Jake Corvette for 2010 SEMA

Chevy dropped a preview video of some of the cars and trucks being prepped for the 2010 SEMA show. While most of the focus is on Camaros, wheels and really big bow-tie truck grills, we came across a black Corvette with Jake on the hood. But that’s not all we found when we slowed the video down.

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Rented Corvette Gets Driven into the Pacific Ocean

by Keith Cornett on October 17, 2010

Rented Corvette Gets Driven into the Pacific Ocean

Most Corvette owners would probably never let a man they met while drinking at a bar drive their Corvette. But if you’re on vacation and the Corvette was a rental, well hey, that’s a different story. I mean, what’s the worse that could happen?

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Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

by Keith Cornett on September 27, 2010

Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

Joel Rosen’s east coast-based Motion Performance Speed Shop was legendary for building unbeatable muscle cars in the Sixties and seventies. Teaming up with Baldwin Chevrolet, customers could order a Corvette which would be torn down and rebuilt into an 11.5 second drag car, complete with factory warranty.

One the creations of Rosen was the Phase III GT which made its debut at the International Auto Show in New York City in April, 1969. Motion Performance would build just 12 of the 500+ horsepower grand touring Corvettes with the last one leaving the shop in 1971. That last Phase III GT Corvette was recently purchased from the family of the original owner and has been restored back to original condition and will be displayed at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals in November.

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NCM to Raffle Special One-Off Kentucky Experience Corvette Grand Sport

While most of the horses found at the upcoming 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY will be of the four-legged variety, the National Corvette Museum will be offering 436 horses under the hood of Kentucky’s official sports car to one lucky raffle winner on Sunday, October 10th. This one of a kind 2010 Corvette Grand Sport is VIN #14 and was used extensively by Chevrolet at shows promoting the new Grand Sport model.

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Corvettes on eBay: 2009 GT1 Championship Corvette #20

by Keith Cornett on September 24, 2010

Corvettes on eBay: 2009 ALMS GT1 Championship Corvette #20

After 10 years of Corvette Racing’s dominance in the American Le Mans Series GT1 Class, a run which resulted in 70 victories, eight GT1 Manufacturer Championships and five GT1 class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Chevy commemorated the end of the GT1 era with the 2009 ALMS GT1 Championship Edition. 600 of the GT1 Championship Edition Corvettes were planned, but the financial downturn and the market turmoil surrounding GM’s bankruptcy resulted in just 125 of the Black and Yellow Corvettes being built. So when we find one of the 125 for sale, it’s kind of a big deal.

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