The first of any Corvette model usually goes right to the top of the most collectible list, but it becomes particularly collectible when it’s a very limited production model, such as a Callaway C16. Mecum’s upcoming auction in Anaheim, California will feature the first Callaway C16 convertible, serial number 003, as lot S105.1 on Saturday, November 15.
Tuners & Exotic Vettes
The seventh-generation Corvette Stingray continues to attract attention from around the world.
The latest company to jump aboard the Stingray bandwagon has created a limited edition car it calls the AERO Edition C7 Corvette.
A company out of Luxembourg, ABBES Design, created the unique Stingray, which was built by MRT Engineered Performance and will be shown at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
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.
A Duntov Turbo Corvette, one of the lesser-known Corvette models, is up for sale on eBay and is being offered at no reserve.
The Duntov Turbo Corvette was a collaboration between American Custom Industries (ACI) and Zora Arkus-Duntov following Zora’s retirement from General Motors in 1975. The Duntov Turbo Corvette should not be confused with the 1979 Turbo Corvette and the 1980 Turbo Corvette, both of which were General Motors prototypes. General Motors did not participate in either the design or the manufacture of the Duntov Turbo as both were the responsibility of ACI.
If you’re a big Corvette restomod fan and you also love the looks of the classic split window coupes, listen up — eBay has a car that might make you reach for your checkbook. The mint condition restomod coupe with only 2,124 miles on the clock is based on a 2009 Z06 coupe and wears a custom body by Karl Kustom Corvettes resembling the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split window coupe. The interior has been refinished by Karls for a more classic look of the original SWC.
We’ve been telling you for months about the impressive Hennessey upgrades available for the C7 Corvette.
Now you have a chance to buy a 2014 Stingray Hennessey HPE650 Supercharged Serial #001.
That’s right, the Texas tuning shop is offering the very first HPE650 for sale right now on eBay at a “Buy It Now” price of $107,950. So far, no bids have been placed, but 13 people are watching the action that continues for three more days.
Should you hear that the “Green Slime” is coming to Chicago, don’t be alarmed—this “Green Slime” is not the villain of the eponymous 1968 sci-fi horror flick. No, the “Green Slime” headed to Chicago refers to the 1997 Corvette that was the first of the breed to be modified by racing performance gurus Mallett Motorsports into a fire-breathing monster in its own right that will be one of the star attractions at Mecum’s Chicago auction on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
Could this video show what apparently could turn out to be the first Saleen Corvette ever?
An enthusiast in Los Angeles spotted this unusual-looking car and followed it to see if he could find out more about it.
Lo and behold, Steve Saleen – yes, apparently that one – turned out to be behind the wheel and told the inquisitor that the car was a Corvette-based prototype.