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Corvette Racing Celebrates 50th Victory

by Keith Cornett on July 23, 2006

Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin delivered Corvette Racing their 50th triumph in international road racing with a dominant lights-to-flag victory at Portland, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. It was also Gavin and Beretta’s fifth GT1 win of the year to giving the British and Monagasque duo a 12 point lead over Aston Martin’s Darren Turner and Tomas Enge who had to settle for second place on a day when temperatures reached record levels. “It’s fantastic to be part of Corvette’s 50th victory,” said Gavin. “The car was fantastic and the Michelin tires stood up extremely well under very hot conditions. We just managed everything as best we could and slowly eked out a lead. It was a hard fought battle in very difficult circumstances.” Corvette Racing’s milestone 50th win came as Chevrolet is celebrating Corvette’s 50th anniversary in international road racing. Corvette Racing’s resume includes 44 victories in the American Le Mans Series, five wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and a victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. “This one felt like it was 150 degrees,” said Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan. “We had cloud cover all day, and then just before the start the sun came out and superheated everything. The drivers did a magnificent job under adverse conditions, and their fitness levels paid off. It was a real dogfight with a great competitor, and fortunately we prevailed. Any time you get two cars on the podium, you’ve had a good day.” Beretta drove the first and third stints in the two-hour, 45-minute race. He had to contend with a malfunctioning air conditioner in the hottest part of the day. “I was trying very hard to keep the lead, and the Aston Martin was putting a lot of pressure on us,” said Beretta. “This was an amazing race, and this team is unbelievable. Corvette Racing never gives up.” Beretta qualified on the GT1 pole, and took the lead at the green flag. At 31 minutes into the race, the No. 009 Aston Martin made an unscheduled pit stop and subsequently received a stop-and-go penalty for a pit infraction. Beretta then came under pressure from the No. 007 Aston Martin. A full-course caution at the 50-minute mark signalled a round of pit stops and driver changes. Quick work by the Corvette crew put the C6.Rs first and second when the green flag flew at 1:05 into the race. The No. 007 Aston Martin regained second place as the final pit stops took place with 30 minutes remaining. “That was without a doubt the most physically demanding battle we’ve ever had,” said O’Connell, who drove the second stint in the No. 3 Corvette C6.R. “Unfortunately our air conditioner wasn’t working, and it was very difficult to breathe. It was very hard work, and we pushed very hard. “There are times when you want to quit, but you can’t because you know the team is pulling for you. Third place isn’t the result that Ron and I wanted, but sometimes you get those.”
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Subtle Changes Mark the 2007 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on July 21, 2006

2007 Corvette Interior As the 2007 Model Year arrives and new Corvettes are making their way into showrooms, we are now able to see some of the changes from the 2006 models. has several photos worth checking out detailing the changes. Changes from 2006 include a larger glovebox, two-tone seats with reverse stitching and the lock is now missing from the center console. We’ve detailed the options for the 2007 Corvette previously, but I have to mention that the two-tone seat colors, previously available only on the Z06, look fabulous. I especially like the titanium on black, which can really brighten an otherwise unremarkable interior. Source:
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1971 CorvetteLess than a week after Dale Jr auctioned his 2006 Corvette on eBay, we’ve come across another celebrity selling a Corvette on the auction site. Matthew McConaughey, who rose to fame with roles like Wooderson on Dazed and Confused has put his 1971 Mediterranean Blue Corvette on eBay as part of Oprah’s Angel Network to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims. What I can appreciate about this auction compared to some of the other celebrity auctions in the past is from the comments about the Corvette from McConaughey himself:

“Back in 98 I went to a California car show and was lookin at gettin a 1962 Vette, but this 71 Stingray caught my eye. I was at the show for 8½ hours and I kept circlin back to spend time checkin it out. By the end of the day I drove off in my 1971, mediterranean blue, Chevy Stingray Convertible. I call her Mako…like the shark.” “The lines on this Vette are my favorite lines on any sports car…it’s got the shoulders & the hips. The Vette always has that long front end with the shoulders where the wheel wells come up and then continues on back to where it widens nicely at the hips. This year, Corvette really knocked the design out of the park…it’s got muscle and it’s built for drivin. You don’t get it for the gas mileage…it’s not a tiptronic Porsche. When you wanna get it, you feel the horse power in your backside. The music in this car is listenin to the engine…for me it’s the quintessential, bare bones, badass American sports car.”
100% of the proceeds will be donated to Oprah’s Angel Network charity. The auction runs through July 27th and 36 bids have taken the current bid to $44,100. Source: eBay via Autoblog
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The Blue Devil’s New Name – The Z07 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on July 18, 2006

Name games are afoot for GM’s Supercharged Corvette. First we had the Blue Devil. Then there was the SS and the Sting Ray. Now we have the Chevrolet Corvette Z07, this week’s new name from Automobile Magazine. That, of course, is speculation like all the names previously mentioned. Automobile Magazine went a step further though by publishing an image of a photochopped Z06 with elements inspired from the Corvette C6.R LeMans racer. Now that the name has a face, emotions of all kinds have been raised as one would expect from the legions of Corvette enthusiasts. Quotes from the magazine:

“Tom Wallace has a 650 hp trick up his sleeve. A new super Corvette will build on Z06′s 7.0 liter LS7 V8 that was developed in sync with the Corvette C6.R LeMans racer.” “Supercharged to bump output by 145 hp.”
“Huge hood vent aimed at killing front end lift.”
“Chevy will undercut competition by pricing the Z07 at about $100,000. “We think they’ll go with Z07 or maybe Z06 R.”
Already some are bemoaning the design saying that it will take more than a hood scoop and some air vents to get them to buy one. Might I remind them that the only exterior difference in 1967 between the 327/300 Corvette and the 427/435 Tri-Power was in fact the Stinger hood. Might I also remind those getting their drawers in a bunch that this is an unofficial representation of a car by a magazine that wants to sell more magazines. Calm down folks! Chevrolet has used the Z07 RPO code twice in its history of Corvettes. The Z07 first showed up as an RPO in 1973. The package included special front and rear suspension and heavy duty power front and rear brakes. It required the L82 or LS4 engine, the M21 4-Speed and J50 Power brakes. The same package was offered in 1974 and 1975. Z07 returned as an RPO in 1991-95 as an Adjustable Suspension Package for coupes. I’ll say this for Automobile Magazine. At least they got the color right. Source: Automobile Magazine |
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Corvette Racing Celebration at GM World Headquarters

by Keith Cornett on July 17, 2006

On Tuesday, July 18, GM will be saluting the Corvette Racing team for its 5th class win at the 24 Hours of LeMans with a parade and presentations in downtown Detroit. The event begins at the Compuware Corporation, who is the primary sponsor of Corvette Racing, with a caravan of Corvette race cars, pace cars and other collector cars though the streets of Detroit including famed Woodward Avenue. The parade concludes at Jefferson Avenue where the lobby of GM’s Renaissance Center is located. At the Renaissance Center, there will be a presentation of the 24 Hours of LeMans trophy and speeches by Chevrolet’s General Manager Ed Peper and Pete Karmanos, Jr, CEO of Compuware. Following the speeches, there is an autograph session with the Corvette Racing drivers. Corvette Racing is an American success story, winning the GT1 class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times and defeating marques such as Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Viper in top-level international road racing. The championship-winning Corvette C6.R race cars were developed with GM technical and human resources, and have strong links with the production Corvettes that are sold in Chevrolet showrooms. Source: GM
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2007 Corvette Brochure Hits The Net

by Keith Cornett on July 16, 2006

The new brochure for the 2007 Corvette will be on its way to dealers soon, but two websites have already broken down the swag in detail. The brochures come with an accessories catalog and a chip guide for the exterior, interior and convertible top color samples. has a nice shot of the accessories catalog showing a photo of two new wheels including a real 10-spoke. has over 40 photos showing the brochure page-by-page. One of the photos shows a nice close-up of the multi-function steering wheel. Interestingly, a quick search on eBay shows a bunch of 2007 Corvette Brochures for sale, so if your dealer doesn’t have them yet, start bidding! Sources: | | eBay
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Bloomington Gold Auction Results: The No Sale List

by Keith Cornett on July 12, 2006

When looking at the list of Corvettes that didn’t sell during last month’s Bloomington Gold Auction, it’s hard to wonder what might have been if these same Corvettes were being sold at Barrett-Jackson. There I said it – the “BJ” word. Of the nearly 350 Corvettes for sale, 44% went unsold. And we’re not just talking about your average collectible Corvette. We’re talking about the top 1% of collectible Corvettes. We’re talking Corvettes like the 1967 L-88 427/430 hp of which only 20 were produced, and the 1967 L-89 427/435 hp with aluminum heads (pictured) – A Corvette so rare only 16 were produced during the last year of the Midyear production run. In retrospect, it’s not that difficult to understand why these Corvettes were No Sales. Bloomington, like most of the major Corvette auctions, have reserve pricing – a feature that protects the seller’s investment from selling too low in exchange for a higher listing or commission fees. Unfortunately, the Reserve Price is also allowing owners to test the upper limits of market values. If it sells, great. But if not, then on the trailer and out to Arizona it goes. The Gold Auction’s No Sale list is after the jump.

Lot # Year Model Color High Bid
S5401954CORVETTEWHITE $82,000
S201954CORVETTEWHITE $74,000
S821955CORVETTEWHITE $70,000
S5531956CORVETTEBLACK $63,000
S831957CORVETTEGREEN $105,000
S5441957CORVETTEBLACK $86,000
S5321958CORVETTEWHITE $145,000
S601958CORVETTERED $77,500
S547.11960CORVETTESILVER $115,000
S5471961CORVETTEWHITE $160,000
S5561961CORVETTEN/A $63,000
S5311962CORVETTEWHITE $900,000
S311962CORVETTEBLACK $70,000
S5551963CORVETTEBLACK $73,000
S801964CORVETTEBLACK $51,000
F117.11964CORVETTESLVR/BLUE $36,000
S1011964CORVETTERED $36,000
F551964CORVETTERED $35,500
F1121964CORVETTEBLUE $31,000
S5181965CORVETTEBLACK $135,000
S524.11965CORVETTERED $120,000
S5601965CORVETTEBLUE $77,000
S871965CORVETTEBLUE $67,000
S5251965CORVETTEMAROON $62,500
S541965CORVETTERED $60,000
S931965CORVETTEBLUE $55,000
S1101965CORVETTEWHITE $39,000
S5261966CORVETTERED $135,000
S5451966CORVETTEBLACK $82,000
S5621966CORVETTEBLUE $79,000
S661966CORVETTEGREEN $75,000
S371966CORVETTEBLACK $70,000
S5461966CORVETTEWHITE $70,000
S5491966CORVETTESILVER $60,000
S731966CORVETTEBLUE $56,000
S771966CORVETTEBLUE $37,500
S5171967CORVETTE L-89MAROON $400,000
S5421967CORVETTE L-88GREEN $340,000
S5231967CORVETTEBLUE $290,000
S5671967CORVETTEBLUE $210,000
S537.11967CORVETTEGREEN $141,000
S431967CORVETTESILVER $140,000
S5721967CORVETTEBLUE $139,000
S841967CORVETTEN/A $118,000
S5691967CORVETTERED $110,000
S701967CORVETTEBLUE $88,000
S401967CORVETTEBLUE $83,000
S621967CORVETTERED $80,000
S881967CORVETTEBLUE $75,000
S1051967CORVETTERED $60,000
S451967CORVETTEWHITE $57,000
F701967CORVETTEBLUE $52,000
S5611967CORVETTERED $51,000
F5121967CORVETTEMAROON $32,500
S5351968CORVETTE L-89BLUE $65,000
S481968CORVETTERED $44,000
F791968CORVETTEBLUE $18,000
S991968CORVETTEWINE $16,500
S5091969CORVETTE L-88GREEN $260,000
F5341969CORVETTEWHITE $42,000
S41969CORVETTERED $32,000
F951969CORVETTEN/A $27,000
F1181969CORVETTESILVER $25,000
S1111969CORVETTERED $9,500
S1021970CORVETTEGREEN $19,000
S631971CORVETTEORANGE $130,000
F681971CORVETTEWHITE $20,500
F1201971CORVETTECOPPER $15,000
S221972CORVETTEBLUE $31,500
F5001972CORVETTE LT-1ORANGE $26,250
F851972CORVETTEGREEN $23,000
S981972CORVETTEBLUE $21,500
F141972CORVETTERED $12,900
F1371973CORVETTEN/A $42,250
S21973CORVETTEGOLD $25,000
F5421973CORVETTEBLUE $22,500
S521973CORVETTEGREEN $20,000
F411973CORVETTEWHITE $17,250
F231973CORVETTEBLACK $13,750
F1441973CORVETTEBLACK $11,500
F5321974CORVETTEWHITE $21,000
S281974CORVETTEWHITE $14,000
F1271974CORVETTERED $8,250
F5361978CORVETTEBLACK $26,000
F1541978CORVETTESILVER $10,500
S781979CORVETTEWHITE $22,000
F661981CORVETTEBEIGE $22,000
S181981CORVETTEN/A $16,000
F1531982CORVETTERED $9,700
F1331984CORVETTEWHITE $9,750
F911987CORVETTEWHITE $10,000
F1141988CORVETTEWHITE $10,500
S1041988CORVETTEN/A $10,000
F941989CORVETTEBLACK $25,000
S651990CORVETTE ZR-1RED $25,000
F1341992CORVETTERED $16,000
F1251994CORVETTEBLACK $12,750
F1521995CORVETTEYELLOW $14,000
F5401996CORVETTEPURPLE $18,000
F1161996CORVETTEBLACK $16,000
S952001CORVETTE Z06N/A $23,000
F1482002CORVETTE Z06YELLOW $31,000
S292003CORVETTERED $36,000
F812004CORVETTE Z06BLACK $39,500
F5152004CORVETTERED $36,000
Source: Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers
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Bloomington Gold Auction Results

by Keith Cornett on July 10, 2006

America’s preeminent Corvette Auction, the Gold Auction at Bloomington Gold was held June 16-17 in St. Charles, Illinois and over 300 Corvettes crossed the auction block with 56% of the Corvettes selling. To say that I am disappointed that many of the Star cars did not sell is an understatement, but that is a subject that I will be addressing later. With an A-List of Corvettes available including two 1967 L-89 Corvettes (16 produced) and a 1967 L-88 (20 Produced) and the #005 1953 Corvette commonly referred to as the DuPont Corvette, who would have thought the top selling Corvette for the weekend would be a pink 1964 GM Style car that was originally built for the wife of Chevrolet’s Bunkie Knudsen. That Corvette sold for $367,500. Also topping the $300K mark was the #9 1955 Corvette Roadster which sold for $346,500. What I think the bigger news about Bloomington Gold is the list of Corvettes that didn’t sell. The Marlboro Maroon 1967 L-89 Convertible reached a high bid of $400,000 and the 1967 Green L-88 Coupe topped out at $340,000. A 1968 L-89 only reached $65,000 in bidding and was a no sale. The Corvette with the highest bid that failed to sell was the 1962 White Corvette racer built by Zora to be raced at Sebring by a Dallas Chevy dealer. Bidding for that Corvette reached $900,000. There did appear to be many good deals available. Over 65 Corvettes sold under the $20,000 threshold including some early C3′s. Results appear after the jump.Here is the list of Corvettes that were sold at the Bloomington Gold Auction. We will post the list of non-selling Corvettes tomorrow.

Lot # Year Model Color Sale Price
S527 1953 CORVETTE POLO WHITE SOLD-undisclosed
S563.1 1954 CORVETTE BLUE $95,550
S566 1954 CORVETTE WHITE $89,250
S539 1955 CORVETTE RED $346,500
S543.1 1955 CORVETTE WHITE $98,175
S67 1956 CORVETTE BLACK $115,500
S71 1956 CORVETTE WHITE $50,400
S38 1957 CORVETTE WHITE $86,100
S81 1957 CORVETTE RED/BGE $64,050
S106 1957 CORVETTE RED $64,050
S563 1958 Retrovette R-5 PURPLE $153,300
S568 1958 CORVETTE YELLOW $124,950
S533 1958 CORVETTE YELLOW $116,025
S564 1958 CORVETTE BLUE $112,350
S12 1958 CORVETTE RED $50,400
S543 1959 CORVETTE SILVER $131,250
F516 1959 KIT CORVETTE RED $127,050
S537 1959 CORVETTE TURQ/WHITE $100,275
S53 1960 CORVETTE RED $70,350
S554 1960 CORVETTE MAROON $69,825
S536 1961 CORVETTE BLACK $105,000
F518 1961 CORVETTE BLK/SLVER $91,350
S50 1961 CORVETTE RED $84,000
S541 1961 CORVETTE RED $62,475
F46 1961 CORVETTE SILVER $47,250
S551 1962 CORVETTE MAROON $128,100
S557 1962 CORVETTE FAWN $110,250
S501 1962 CORVETTE RED $94,500
S565 1962 CORVETTE WHITE $90,300
F526 1962 CORVETTE RED $76,125
F31 1962 CORVETTE MAROON $62,213
F47 1962 CORVETTE RED $44,100
S519 1963 CORVETTE RED $136,500
S515 1963 CORVETTE BLUE $118,650
F538 1963 CORVETTE BLACK $92,400
S558 1963 CORVETTE SILVER $84,000
S573 1963 CORVETTE RED $68,250
S75 1963 CORVETTE RED $44,625
S91 1963 CORVETTE BLUE $43,575
S510 1964 CORVETTE PINK $367,500
S507 1964 CORVETTE BLUE $278,250
S522 1964 CORVETTE BIG TANK TAN $89,250
F105 1964 CORVETTE WHITE $47,250
F69 1964 CORVETTE WHITE $40,425
S90 1964 CORVETTE RED $38,850
F54 1964 CORVETTE WHITE $36,750
S27 1964 CORVETTE WHITE $34,650
F49 1964 CORVETTE RED $30,713
S506 1965 CORVETTE BLACK $249,375
S524 1965 CORVETTE BLUE $173,250
S59 1965 CORVETTE GREEN $67,200
S58 1965 CORVETTE SILVER $64,050
S55 1965 CORVETTE BLUE $63,000
F39 1965 CORVETTE WHITE $53,550
F511 1965 CORVETTE YELLOW $52,500
F135 1965 CORVETTE BLACK $50,663
F90 1965 CORVETTE BLUE $47,250
F4 1965 CORVETTE GREEN $36,750
F123 1965 CORVETTE WHITE $36,750
S552 1966 CORVETTE SILVER $170,100
S68 1966 CORVETTE BLUE $102,900
S23 1966 CORVETTE BLUE $100,275
S64 1966 CORVETTE RED $97,125
S11 1966 CORVETTE MAROON $77,700
S47 1966 CORVETTE BLUE $65,625
F111 1966 CORVETTE BLUE $63,000
F129 1966 CORVETTE YELLOW $59,850
F42 1966 CORVETTE RED $52,500
S57 1966 CORVETTE SILVER $50,925
F64 1966 CORVETTE WHITE $50,400
S528 1967 CORVETTE RED $262,500
S521 1967 CORVETTE COPO SILVER $199,500
S508 1967 CORVETTE GREEN $173,250
S500 1967 CORVETTE YELLOW $168,000
S514 1967 CORVETTE RED $162,750
S34 1967 CORVETTE RED $150,150
S76 1967 CORVETTE RED $148,050
S505 1967 CORVETTE BLUE $81,375
S570 1967 CORVETTE MAROON $68,775
S24 1968 CORVETTE BLUE $64,575
S1 1968 CORVETTE MAROON $57,225
S550 1968 CORVETTE SILVER $28,875
F59 1968 CORVETTE SILVER $28,088
F151 1968 CORVETTE RED $27,300
S49 1968 CORVETTE WHITE $24,675
F52 1968 CORVETTE GREEN $22,050
S36 1968 CORVETTE RED $17,850
S112 1968 CORVETTE MAROON $11,918
F138 1968 CORVETTE MAROON $9,600
S21 1969 CORVETTE BLACK $89,250
F58 1969 CORVETTE YELLOW $54,600
S108 1969 CORVETTE YELLOW $47,250
S502 1969 CORVETTE BLACK $42,000
S33 1969 CORVETTE YELLOW $37,800
S113 1969 CORVETTE BLUE $32,288
S4 1969 CORVETTE RED $32,000
F45 1969 CORVETTE SILVER $29,663
F25 1969 CORVETTE RED $18,113
F3 1969 CORVETTE SILVER $16,800
F99 1969 CORVETTE BLUE $13,440
F126 1970 CORVETTE BLACK $23,625
F105.1 1970 CORVETTE BLUE $22,575
F89 1970 CORVETTE RED $17,850
S39 1971 CORVETTE RED $42,525
S15 1971 CORVETTE GREEN $36,750
S79 1971 CORVETTE BLUE $27,300
F75 1971 CORVETTE ORANGE $26,250
F87 1971 CORVETTE YELLOW $19,950
F61 1971 CORVETTE BLACK $19,425
F502 1971 CORVETTE RED $18,638
F56 1971 CORVETTE ORANGE $17,325
F156 1971 CORVETTE GOLD $17,325
F35 1971 CORVETTE BLACK $12,863
S13 1972 CORVETTE ORANGE $32,025
S26 1972 CORVETTE ORANGE $30,450
S109 1972 CORVETTE WHITE $29,138
F19 1972 CORVETTE WHITE $27,300
S97 1972 CORVETTE RED $24,150
S6 1972 CORVETTE RED $18,113
F63 1972 CORVETTE PEWTER $16,800
S107 1972 CORVETTE RED $13,545
F108 1972 CORVETTE RED $11,865
F104 1972 CORVETTE RED $11,025
F145 1972 CORVETTE BLUE $9,300
F12 1973 CORVETTE ORANGE $17,325
F149 1973 CORVETTE RED $14,490
F103 1973 CORVETTE YELLOW $13,913
F101 1973 CORVETTE WHITE $10,500
F62 1973 CORVETTE SILVER $8,900
F5 1974 CORVETTE RED $16,538
F150 1974 CORVETTE RED $14,280
S529 1975 CORVETTE WHITE $58,800
F44 1975 CORVETTE WHITE $3,800
F57 1976 CORVETTE ORANGE $15,750
F93 1976 CORVETTE ORANGE $8,300
F92 1976 CORVETTE BLUE $6,500
F16 1977 CORVETTE BLUE $6,500
S538 1978 CORVETTE N/A $30,450
S5 1978 CORVETTE BLACK $25,725
F7 1978 CORVETTE SILVER $20,213
F27 1978 CORVETTE BLK/SLVR $16,800
F6 1978 CORVETTE SILVER $15,855
F10 1978 CORVETTE SILVER $12,600
F128 1978 CORVETTE L-82 SILVER $12,108
F24 1978 CORVETTE SILVER $11,340
S512 1979 CORVETTE BLACK $22,050
F36 1979 CORVETTE YELLOW $10,000
F15 1979 CORVETTE RED $7,500
F33 1979 CORVETTE GREEN $7,500
F510 1980 CORVETTE RED $12,863
S114 1980 CORVETTE BLACK $8,700
F124 1980 CORVETTE TAN $6,500
F110 1981 CORVETTE SILVER $10,500
F98 1982 CORVETTE N/A $19,950
S3 1982 CORVETTE GREEN $17,063
F84 1982 CORVETTE GOLD $11,813
F8 1982 CORVETTE BLUE/SLVR $10,000
F102 1984 CORVETTE BLUE $9,250
F155 1984 CORVETTE SLVR/BLUE $5,900
F74 1986 CORVETTE RED $19,425
F60 1986 CORVETTE BLACK $16,275
F122 1986 CORVETTE RED $10,500
F21 1986 CORVETTE TAN $8,900
F82.1 1986 CORVETTE BLACK $8,250
F521 1987 CORVETTE SILVER $19,688
S513 1989 CORVETTE BLUE $58,800
F11 1989 CORVETTE BROWN $11,025
F26 1989 CORVETTE RED $11,025
S51 1991 CORVETTE ZR-1 RED $39,375
F77 1991 CORVETTE RED $18,375
F34 1991 CORVETTE WHITE $7,750
F9 1992 CORVETTE WHITE $22,050
S35 1992 CORVETTE ZR-1 WHITE $21,263
F29 1992 CORVETTE RED $6,000
F504 1993 CORVETTE RED $26,250
F139 1993 CORVETTE RUBY RED $25,200
F106 1993 CORVETTE RED $20,213
S14 1995 CORVETTE RUBY RED $32,025
F43 1995 CORVETTE N/A $14,805
F109 1995 CORVETTE BLACK $13,650
S534 1996 CORVETTE BLUE $65,100
F136 1996 CORVETTE SILVER $16,800
F97 1996 CORVETTE BLACK $14,175
F147 1996 CORVETTE SILVER $9,750
F83 1997 CORVETTE RED $25,200
F117 1997 CORVETTE WHITE $19,950
F82 1997 CORVETTE RED $18,113
F524 1998 CORVETTE PEWTER $36,750
F506 2001 CORVETTE Z06 YELLOW $31,500
F523 2002 CORVETTE BLACK $33,990
F53 2004 CORVETTE GREY $32,960
F130 2006 CORVETTE SILVER $44,290
Source: Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers
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Corvette Values: 1977 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on July 8, 2006

Shawn S. submitted the following Corvette pricing question via Yahoo! Answers and we decided to take a look at it. Shawn’s Question: What is a 1977 corvette worth? Our Answer: Our Corvette price guide has an average 1977 Corvette Coupe valued at $10,000. Our High price is $13,000. Prices are fairly low compared to other years because the 1977 Corvette had the third highest production total ever with 49,213 produced. Most 1977 Corvettes came with the base engine, the L48 350/180. Just over 6,000 Corvettes came equipped with the optional L82 350/220 engine and just over 2000 came equipped with the optional 4-speed. So of the 1977 Corvettes, the most valuable was the L82 coupled with the 4-Speed manual transmission. The good news is that our appreciation figures for the 1977 model are 5% for one year and a whopping 19% over five years. Source:’s Corvette Price Guide
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Dale Jr’s 2005 Corvette For Sale on eBay

by Keith Cornett on July 7, 2006

Apparently Dale Earnhardt Jr is in the process of upgrading his car collection and to make room for the new toys (a new Z06?), he is auctioning his 2005 Corvette coupe on eBay. The Coupe has been repainted a custom black cherry-pearl with custom air-brushed flames. Custom 20/22 inch Asanti wheels adorn the 6-Speed Corvette as well. The winner will have the option of having Dale Jr’s signature on the dash, as well as the opportunity to travel to Dale’s home in North Carolina to pick up the Corvette from the NASCAR star in person. Bidding started at $59,999.99 and the current high bid is $60,099.99 with just two bidders so far. The auction runs through Saturday, July 15th.

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Source: | eBay
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