The Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has been an advertiser on this blog for well over a year now and I say with conviction that there’s not a better group of people to work with. Bob and his team have made many many contributions to the Corvette community. So when we heard through the grapevine last night that one of their employees was hospitalized on Christmas Eve with severe medical problems, we wanted to spread the word. If you can spare any kind of assistance then read on.
I like a good contest as much as anyone so check out this awesome give-away from the guys over at the SmokinVette.com Corvette forum. They have hooked up with Vossen Wheels to offer three sets of wheels to the smokinvette members that post photos of their cars and tells the best stories on why their Corvette could use some wheel pimpin. Details of the contest are after the jump.
A GM official told Jalopnik that they were considering letting Corvette ZR1 buyers build their own LS9 638 horsepower engine that would then be installed in their very car. This was confirmed by Tom Read from GM’s Advanced Powertrain Technology Communications who said “We are considering the program”.
If something doesn’t quite look right with this 1963 Corvette Coupe, you get a gold star! That’s because this was a prototype for a “four place” Corvette. That’s right, a Corvette with back seats! The idea came from Ed Cole who wondered if a four-place Corvette could rival the successful four-seat Thunderbird.
A Corvette ZR1 , ZO6 and Supercharged Indy 500 Pace Car do doughnuts. Goes perfectly with your morning coffee so enjoy!
The “accident” at the end of this video has been up on YouTube for a while but it was just today I learned that the driver had picked up the C5 Corvette Z06 from a dealer and was on a test drive. In this extended version, the Corvette driver is being an absolute ass by tailgating, fishtailing and doing donuts on public roads leading up to the crash.
The announcer says the dealer decided not to press charges which leads me to wonder if they ever saw this tape? Well one thing is for certain. Unlike the guy who fried the clutch in a Z06, our driver here at least knows how to do a burnout!
It’s time for a “Little Red Corvette” edition of our Friday’s Featured Corvettes for Sale. Today we are featuring these six great C1-C6 Corvettes from VetteFinders.com, the Internet’s original Corvette classifieds website. Each day thousands of buyers turn to our sister website to find the Corvette of their dreams as we have one of the best selections of both classic, preowned and new Corvettes available anywhere.
TB in Montana submitted this 1964 Corvette Convertible to Corvette Values:
1964 Corvette Convertible, VIN 40867S109XXX. Powered by a NOM 350 ci engine. Believed to be an ex-365 hp car as Tach redline is 6,500. 4-speed transmission with Hurst shifter, 68,500 original miles. Exterior is Riverside Red with Red leather interior and is in excellent condition. Corvette’s mechanicals, exterior paint and chrome are in average driver condition. Options include power brakes, factory hard-top and aftermarket wheels. No documentation, but owner history and receipts back to 1983 are available.
Find out how we valued this Corvette after the jump.
Corvette sales figures for December 2009 were released today by GM. Overall, Corvette sales seem to be holding steady with 1,033 deliveries in the last month of 2009. This marks an increase from the 952 Corvettes sold in November, but is -22% off the 1,324 Corvettes sold in December 2009. For the calendar year (Jan-Dec 09) 13,934 Corvettes were delivered which is -48.3% off the 26.917 Corvettes delivered in all of 2008.