We’ve all heard of cars being found in barns after years of neglect.
Take a look at this red 1965 Corvette Fuelie that nearly was crushed by the shed that was supposed to protect it from the elements.
When you’ve got one of only 116 1969 L88s ever made, you’ve obviously got a prize Corvette.
Add in an impressive frame-off restoration, mix in a very interesting racing heritage, and you’ve got the makings for one very, very desirable Stingray.
Just how desirable?
How about a Corvette that fetches $680,000 at the recent Mecum auction in Dallas?
Chevrolet and the National Corvette Museum have announced their game plan for restoration of three of the classic Corvettes damaged when they were swallowed by a sinkhole inside the museum in February.
Two of the cars – the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype nicknamed the “Blue Devil” and the 1-millionth Corvette produced (a 1992 white convertible) – will be repaired by Chevrolet, which will also pay for the restoration of the black 1962 Corvette to be overseen by the museum.
One of the great things about the Corvette community is its appreciable tolerance of divergent viewpoints. Those who think the ultimate Corvette is a pristine Top Flight® award winner get along, at least for the most part, with those who think that a 1,000 horsepower in their modified Corvette is almost enough. If we accept this premise, then there must be Corvette fan somewhere who is also a Transformers aficionado and would love to have a modern, say a 2006, Corvette coupe that has been customized to pay homage to Autobot Sideswipe from the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
C7 Corvette Engineer Tadge Juechter has emphasized all along that everything on the new seventh-generation Stingray has a purpose – or it wouldn’t be there.
Same goes for the new Performance Data Recorder that just became available on the 2015 model.
While some might see the new high-definition camera that records what is going on in front of the Stingray as just an electronic play toy, you better believe that Juechter sees it as much more.
You apparently just missed out on your chance to own the first Corvette Stingray ever to produce 1,000whp – at what looked to be a bargain price.
Vengeance Racing – saying it needed to make room for a new project – had been offering a 2014 Corvette Stingray for sale on eBay that featured more than $45,000 worth of modifications. The bidding reached almost $72,000, without meeting reserve, before the auction apparently came to an end on Sept. 1. We’re assuming the car sold for an unknown price because the listing says the bidding has ended and the car is no longer available.
Sometimes the Corvette isn’t greener on the other side.
For example, consider how much you’d have to pay to enjoy the experience of driving a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette if you happened to live on the other side of the world – in China.
It was only back in July that we got our hands on the dealer prices for the 2015 Corvette Stingray and those prices showed the base Non-Z51 Coupe starting at $53,000 while the base Non-Z51 Convertible started at $58,000.
Now this may be old news to some, but we learned today that in early August Chevrolet quietly raised the MSRP of the 2015 Corvette Stingray’s four models by $1,000. The new starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the base Corvette Stingray Coupe is now $54,000 while the base Corvette Stingray Convertible will start at $59,000. The delivery charge of $995 is not included.