[VIDEO] First VIN Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition Sells for $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson

[VIDEO] First VIN Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition Sells for $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson


On Saturday evening, the VIN 001 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition became the latest “first retail” Corvette to be sold at auction with the proceeds going to charity.

The actual VIN 001 limited edition Corvette Z06 C7.R took to the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction and after an introduction by Corvette’s Marketing Manager Todd Christensen, the Corvette was sold to a phone bidder for $500,000.

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Two-Owner 1968 L88 Corvette Headed to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Two-Owner 1968 L88 Corvette Headed to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas


Barrett-Jackson’s fourth and final collector car auction in 2015 will be held next week in Las Vegas, Sept. 24-26th. For a town that was built on gambling and is known for inducing visitors to make risky decisions with their cash, there is a sure-bet coming to town and it carries the legendary performance moniker known as the L88 Corvette.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1978 25th Anniversary Corvette with 15 Miles

Corvettes on eBay: 1978 25th Anniversary Corvette with 15 Miles


Today we bring you yet another low-mileage 1978 Corvette.

Way back when the ‘Vette was celebrating its 25th anniversary and I was still a teenager, some folks got the idea that they would buy one – or more – of these “special” Corvettes and hang on to them to sell for a war pension sometime in the future.

Here’s a case in point.

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Corvettes on Craigslist: 1978 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car with 7 Miles

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1978 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car with 7 Miles


As a budding journalist and a long-time Corvette enthusiast in 1978, one of the first stories I ever wrote for my hometown paper was about the new 1978 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car that was sitting on the showroom floor of our Chevy dealer.

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[GALLERY] Corvette Police Cars (34 Corvette photos)

[GALLERY] Corvette Police Cars (44 Corvette photos)


How do you make any year or model of Corvette even more bad-ass than they already are? Put them in the hands of Johnny Law!

Corvettes have a long history of being used by police departments everywhere from DARE anti-drug show cars to being used as pursuit vehicles. Whatever the reason, nothing screams faster than fast than a Corvette with a police livery and an emergency light bar flashing.

So for a special Friday image gallery, we present these really cool Corvette police cars. Do you have a favorite Corvette in this week’s gallery? Let us know and be sure to share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

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[PICS] The 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition Convertible in Black Breaks Cover

[PICS] The 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition Convertible in Black Breaks Cover
Photo: Travis Raczynski


When Chevrolet first introduced the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition at the Corvette Museum’s Bash in April, they naturally showed the Coupe version in new Corvette Racing Yellow. But if you read the release notes (or watched our video), you would know that the limited-edition salute to Corvette Racing’s C7.R was also available in Convertible form, and yes Batman, it comes in Black.

At the 2015 Bloomington Gold Corvette show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Chevrolet showed off their first Black Convertible Z06 C7.R Edition. Thanks to these photos from Travis Raczynski and our friend Corvette Conti who brought these to our attention, we’re able to share the dark side of the new limited edition Corvette.

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Corvettes on eBay: Untitled 1996 Corvette Grand Sport with 480 Miles

Corvettes on eBay:  Untitled 1996 Corvette Grand Sport with 480 Miles


When it comes to Corvette icons, one of the most historic names has been Grand Sport.

After a long hiatus after the original five 1963 Grand Sports were secretly produced by Zora and crew, the name lay in rest until the end of the C4 generation when Chevy revived it for one year in 1996. Then with the C6, Chevy brought it back from 2010 to 2013, turning the Grand Sport into sort of a “Z06 Lite” and proving that the name still carried clout as that version dominated sales of the Corvette during those four years.

Most C4 Corvettes don’t get much respect in the market these days, but for fans of that generation, the Grand Sport (at least the convertible version) is probably the best investment you can make right now – perhaps better than the legendary ZR-1.

And right now on eBay, you can buy what looks to be a great example of a Grand Sport Coupe that is essentially a brand new Corvette with just 479 miles showing on the odometer.

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Preliminary 2016 Corvette Pricing Released – Z06 C7.R Edition’s MSRP is $111,400

Preliminary 2016 Corvette Pricing Released - Z06 C7.R Edition's MSRP is $111,400


We found out this morning from National Corvette seller Mike Furman that some preliminary pricing has been announced for the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06. Full 2016 Corvette pricing is still expected later this month, but according to Mike, all Corvettes models will be receiving a $400 increase for the new year. We were actually expecting to see at least a $1,000 bump in price so only $400 is something we can live with.

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Survivor 1969 Corvette L88 Coupe to Cross the Block at Mecum’s Seattle Auction

Survivor 1969 Corvette L88 Coupe to Cross the Block at Mecum's Seattle Auction


Few words make a Corvette collectors ears perk up more than the words “L88” and “auction” used in the same sentence. But when “L88” is accompanied by the words “original”, “unrestored” and “survivor”, collectors’ eyes get real big and their hearts start to palpitate. Well, if you’re a Corvette collector, you’d better sit down before reading any further.

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Collectible Corvettes: 1995 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car

Collectible Corvettes: 1995 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car


The fourth generation Corvette (C4) marked its eleventh anniversary in 1995 and the General Motors design team made the C4 more refined than ever before. Corvette took a step up in performance and sophistication with larger brake rotors, traction control and optional run-flat tires. But the big news for 1995 was the selection of Corvette to pace the Indy 500. It marked the third time that the marque would do the honors and the second time that Chevrolet would build a limited number of Pace Car replicas for the public.

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