Corvettes have always been noted for delivering high performance at a bargain price.
The sixth-generation ZR1 – the most powerful Corvette ever made…until the appearance of the 2015 Z06 – is definitely living up to that standard, especially these days.
We’ve been considering the purchase of a new C7 ourselves, but every once in a while, we get a wild hair and start searching the Web to see just how low 2009-13 ZR1s have plummeted. Maybe, just maybe…
Continue reading “Budget Supercar: 2010 Corvette ZR1 Listed for Sale for Under $50,000”
When I first starting writing CorvetteBlogger ten years ago, I remember reading articles on the major auto blogs about work that was being done at Hennessey Performance Engineering and there would always be a few comments from those who said that founder John Hennessey’s business dealings were less than stellar.
Over the years those sort of the accusations seemed to fade away as Hennessey continually self-promoted their work with quality videos of various Corvettes and other performance cars undergoing dyno or performance testing. Our favorite was the new C7 2014 Corvette Stingray breaking 200 mph on a Texas toll-road with the blessing of the Texas State Police.
As of Tuesday though, our opinions have changed as Jalopnik published an expose on the Texas-based tuning shop and as we said in the title, it isn’t pretty.
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Pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs set to take part in eight hours of testing at Circuit de la Sarthe
DETROIT (June 1, 2016) – The world’s toughest endurance race beckons once again for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing as the two-car squad aims to write another chapter in its endurance racing history book. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the marquee event for Corvette Racing each year; the results since 2001 bear out how important the event is to Chevrolet.
Continue reading “Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Test Day Marks Return to France for Defending Champion”
Lingenfelter is a name that has come to symbolize high-performance.
A Florida car collector and hot-rodder named Bob Hunnicutt has known that first-hand for nearly 30 years.
Back in 1988, Hunnicutt and a famous tuner friend, Jim Formato, decided to upgrade the performance on a stock 240HP 1985 Corvette.
Continue reading “1985 Lingenfelter Corvette Donated to the National Corvette Museum”
This morning General Motors released the Corvette sales report for May 2016. During the month, a total of 2,673 Corvettes were delivered for a -23.9% decline from May 2015 when 3,514 Corvettes were delivered.
For the Calendar year to date sales, a total of 12,185 Corvettes were sold between January 1st and May 31st which is a -21.4% decline from the same time period in 2015.
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The topic of a mid-engine Corvette has heated up again recently so it was quite timely that we stumbled across this project car on the interwebs last week. Simply put, this is possibly the wildest custom Corvette we’ve ever seen. We just wish there was more of it left to take in.
Continue reading “Looking for a Good Home: Saten’s Wing Custom Mid Engine Corvette”
You never know what you might find on Craigslist.
Take, for example, the case of “SERIAL #X53L” that appeared in a Craigslist ad in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area some five years ago.
Some lucky person could have bought this car for less than $1,000 – some have speculated for just $700.
Continue reading “1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette Was Once Advertised on Craigslist for $700”
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
Mike entertains us this week with a number of new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s delivered to customers. One of the deliveries was for a 2016 Corvette Z06 with the Admiral Blue exterior. According to Mike, this should be a fairly rare color on 2016s. And speaking of Admiral Blue, make sure you see the comparison of the C7 Admiral Blue next to a C6 Le Mans Blue exterior.
Continue reading “Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of May 28th”
On this day in 1966, a Tuxedo Black Corvette Sting Ray Convertible rolled off the production line in St. Louis. Wearing VIN #22891, the base Corvette featured a 327/300 hp V8 and a four-speed manual transmission. It’s options were limited to just AM/FM radio and positraction but the car does feature the rare combination of the Black exterior with Silver interior.
Another month would go by before a 28-year-old young man would pull into a Chevrolet dealership in New Jersey and drive away with the new Corvette, thereby setting into motion a series of events that eventually leads to me writing about this car’s 50th birthday.
Continue reading “Happy 50th Birthday to My 1966 Corvette Sting Ray”