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Last week the Corvette world was all a flutter over the news that the 1956 SR-2 Corvette Racecar – the first purpose-built Corvette racer built by Chevrolet – is being offered for sale.

The sale of the car is being handled by Corvette Mike Vietro for the tidy sum of $6.885 Million. To help support the sale of the car, Corvette Mike produced this video to show off the car and talk about its outstanding history.

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

The Corvette SR-2 Racer evokes an emotional response from everyone that sees it. At the time of it’s introduction it represented the highest level of automotive racing design and performance. This was the first General Motors “purpose-built” American Sports Racing Car from the Golden Era of Racing. The SR-2 was the combined spirit of two great men in Corvette History and culmination of many great things that were happening at GM in the early to mid-1950’s.

Visit CorvetteVideos.TV for the best selection of hand-picked Corvette videos.

 

Corvette Museum Offering Free Admission This Weekend for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Photo Credit: GT Planet

It’s hard to picture a much more patriotic car than the Chevrolet Corvette.

And when it comes to supporting the “red, white, and blue,” our nation’s law enforcement personnel definitely rank among some of our most patriotic citizens.

Since Jan. 9, 2015 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day across the U.S., the National Corvette Museum is showing its appreciation to these men and women by offering free admission to the museum to active and retired law enforcement and their immediate accompanying families Friday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 11.

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday (26 Corvette photos)

Happy Monday, Corvette fans!!

Here’s our first Midyear Monday image gallery where we feature a collection of random photos celebrating the 2nd Generation of Corvettes we know as Midyears. The generation only ran for five years but during that time some of the most iconic Corvettes were produced.

What’s your favorite Corvette in this week’s gallery? Let us know and be sure to share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

December 2014 Corvette Sales

General Motors reported their December 2014 vehicle sales this morning and Corvette sales were very strong with the first Corvette Z06s finally included in the count.

GM shows that 3,552 Corvettes were sold last month, an increase of 18.2% over the 3,005 sales in December 2013. For the calendar year (Jan-Dec), sales of the Corvette totaled 34,839 which was a 101.5% increase over 2013’s calendar year sales of 17,291 Corvettes.

Corvettes on eBay: 127-Mile 1990 Corvette ZR-1

When Chevrolet introduced the 1990 Corvette ZR-1 to the world at the Geneva Motor Show, a new chapter of Corvette performance was written. Nicknamed “King of the Hill”, the new supercar Corvette featured an aluminum dual overhead cam engine capable of 375 horsepower and could rip a 0-60 mph time in the 4s – pretty fast in those days. The auto media loved the new Corvette and it was featured on just about every car magazine cover in its day.

Buyer reaction to the C4 Corvette ZR-1 was also red-hot despite the nearly $30,000 upcharge over the base Corvette for the ZR-1 package. Like the 1978 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car, intense speculation about the future collectibilty of the ZR-1 also drove many buyers to pluck down the $60,000 for the Corvette only to store it away for a future sale.

[POLL] Have You Made Your Corvette Resolutions Yet?

Ahh, the new year brings so much promise and excitement when you own a Corvette. As I was making my resolutions for the New Year, I saw more than one on my list that was Corvette-related: I’ve got some engine work I’d like to do on my ’66 Vette and am thinking of rejoining the local club.

That got us thinking. Do any of your News Year’s resolutions include your Corvette? Take the poll and let us know!

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