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Federal Agents Seize a 1969 Corvette L88 from a Suspected VA Scammer

Federal Agents Seize a 1969 Corvette L88 from a Suspected VA Scammer
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Money allegedly skimmed from the VA by a 58-year-old parking lot mogul may have been used to buy a 1969 Corvette L88, among other expensive items.

The accusation came to light this week when Richard Scott, 58, owner of Westside Services, was arrested after being accused in a federal complaint of keeping two sets of books for several parking lots he runs, allowing him to under-report revenue and over-report expenses and in the process skim $11 million from the VA.

[PICS] 2018 Corvette Z06 With Factory-Fitted Michelin Alpin PA4 All-Season Tires

[PICS] 2018 Corvette Z06 With Factory-Fitted Michelin Alpin PA4 All-Season Tires


During last week’s meeting of the NCM Ambassadors, we showed these photos of the first 2018 Corvette that was painted entirely in the new paint shop. In fact, there is a nice walk-around video of the Arctic White Corvette Z06 that allows you to check out the different panels.

What this 2018 Corvette also has are Michelin snow tires installed at the factory.

Corvettes on eBay – Jet Powered 1984 Corvette Funny Car

Corvettes on eBay – Jet Powered 1984 Corvette Funny Car


1984 marked the beginning of the C4 era. The new design was light years ahead of the outgoing C3 and the world was all aflutter over the newest iteration of America’s sports car. In all, an astounding 51,547 total Corvettes were built that year – the 2nd highest model year of all time. All of them were powered by the ho hum Cross Fire injected L83 engine putting out 205 horsepower. This one listed on eBay, however, has a little something different under the hood – a jet engine.

Corvettes on eBay: Barn Find 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe

Corvettes on eBay: Barn Find 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe


If you enjoy the challenge of restoring what the seller of this 1965 Corvette coupe calls “a true barn find,” then this might be the car for you.

Otherwise, with the bid already reaching $19,900 (with closing on Sunday, Nov. 12), you might just want to consider buying a restored (or at least in better condition) car for much less than you’d have in this one by the time you got through with what promises to be a lot of work.

[VIDEO] Chevrolet Teases Corvette ZR1 Reveal on November 12th

[VIDEO] Chevrolet Teases Corvette ZR1 Reveal on November 12th


It’s been an eventful 24 hours here at CorvetteBlogger! Shake the trees and look what drops! Oranges! Or in this case, a Sebring Orange 750-hp Corvette ZR1!

After our article yesterday on the Corvette ZR1 being revealed in Dubai, and the subsequent drop of the Car and Driver issue with the ZR1 on the cover, Chevrolet has now teased the reveal for the Corvette ZR1 on the official Corvette facebook page.

[PIC] The 750-hp Corvette ZR1 Makes the Cover of Car and Driver

[PIC] The 750-hp Corvette ZR1 Makes the Cover of Car and Driver


The December 2017 issue of Car and Driver is now out and it features the 2019 Corvette ZR1 on the cover! The ZR1 is listed with 750-hp and as a coincidence, this just happens to be the 750th issue of Car and Driver magazine.

Updated: Here are some initial specs: Corvette ZR1’s LT5 is 750-hp/680 lb-ft of torque. Chevy claims a top speed of greater than 210 mph. Oh, it shoots fire out the exhaust. Car and Driver estimates $120K but pricing info is not official at this time. More specs listed below.

This is all coming together as mentioned in yesterday’s ZRI to be Revealed in Dubai post…

[PIC] The 750-hp Corvette ZR1 Makes the Cover of Car and Driver


Looks pretty good in the new Sebring Orange tintcoat!! More details when available…

UPDATE

Here’s a couple photos from inside the Car and Driver article. Notice that the engine cover has the same “Corvette LT5” design that was shared by Rick Conti:

[PIC] The 750-hp Corvette ZR1 Makes the Cover of Car and Driver
[PIC] The 750-hp Corvette ZR1 Makes the Cover of Car and Driver


A quick recap of the specs listed in the Car and Driver article:

  • Starting price expected to be around $120k
  • 7-speed manual and 8-speed automatic
  • 1/2″ wider than Z06 front wheels
  • Mag Ride standard
  • Carbon Ceramic Brakes
  • 750hp/680 lb-ft LT5 (6.2L, pushrod V8, Eaton supercharger)
  • Supercharger produces 52% more air per RPM than the Z06 blower, also 2.9″ taller.
  • Because of the hood height, car cannot be sold in Europe
  • Tadge claims the ZR1 can shoot flames out from its exhaust
  • NEW fuel delivery system- BOTH PORT INJECTION AND DIRECT INJECTION
  • sub 3 second 0-60, sub 11 second 1/4 mile, 210+ mph top speed
  • 4 additional heat exchangers (comparing to Z06) in the nose
  • Curb weight 3664 lbs, 140 lbs over Z06
  • Several aero packages available, RPO “ZTK” as shown in the magazine. Wing has 10 degrees of adjustability, contributing to 500 lbs of downforce at speed.
  • Wing is attached behind the hatch and spreads the load to the bumper beam.
  • Smaller Wing is Standard
  • Removable top
  • 2.5 seconds faster around VIR than Z06

Hat tip to Nate Chandler from Van Bortel Chevrolet for the info!


Related:
2019 Corvette ZR1 Reveal Planned for Dubai Motor Show with US Debut in L.A.
SPIED: Looks Like the 2018 Corvette ZR1 Will Have An Exposed Supercharger
SPIED: 2018 Corvette ZR1 Convertible Spotted with a Big Wing for the First Time

 

[VIDEO] More on the New Calibrations for C7 Corvettes with Magnetic Ride

[VIDEO] More on the New Calibrations for C7 Corvettes with Magnetic Ride


Last week at the SEMA show, GM announced that select C7 Corvette owners could have new calibrations for Magnetic Ride Control installed by dealer technicians for the cost of $350. The new calibrations represent additional refinement to the Magnetic Ride suspension and can unlock additional performance in Track mode as recorded by a 1.0-second improvement in time around Milford Proving Grounds.

[VIDEO] Corvette Museum is Planning an Indoor Sale of Corvette Parts and Memorabilia

[VIDEO] Corvette Museum Planning Indoor Sale of Corvette Parts and Memorabilia


The National Corvette Museum has over the course of time accumulated a bunch of parts and past exhibit displays from the Corvette Assembly Plant and they’ve decided to host an indoor yard sale next Friday and Saturday where these items will be sold. Some of the treasures include a stack of C6 hood lines, a windshield and many displays that feature various Corvette logos and information about specific models and special editions.

2019 Corvette ZR1 Reveal Planned for Dubai Motor Show with US Debut in L.A.

2019 Corvette ZR1 Reveal Planned for Dubai Motor Show with US Debut in L.A.


I sorta halfway alluded to the timing of the Corvette ZR1 reveal in yesterday’s Corvette Sales report but I am just going to come out and say what I think is going to happen in the next two weeks. And since we are seeing mutliple mentions of Dubai on the forums, now is as good a time as any for making predictions on the ZR1’s reveal.

[STOLEN] Police Use OnStar to Recover Three Stolen Vehicles from a Chevy Dealership in Washington

[STOLEN] Police Use OnStar to Recover Three Stolen Vehicles from Chevy Dealership in Washington
Photo Credit: Craig Cavanaugh


Halloween started out as a trick for a Washington state Chevrolet dealer.

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