A week ago I jumped in my 1966 Corvette and made the one hour drive to Lakeland, Florida’s Sun ‘N Fun where the 2017 NCRS Winter Regional meet was being held. The show has been one of my favorites which I have attended regularly for the past 15 years.
CorvetteBlogger.com has learned that the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, home of the Chevrolet Corvette, will be shutting down the production line for several months this summer and fall as the plant undergoes upgrades to its assemply line building process.
An official announcement from the plant is coming soon.
When there are only 20 1967 Corvette L88s built, we take notice whenever one comes available. Wednesday was once such moment as the Silver/Black 1967 L88 Convertible that was once part of the Silver L88 Trifecta collection was sold for $1.8 million at Worldwide’s Scottsdale auction.
Some big changes are taking place at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, home of the Chevrolet Corvette.
General Motors announced in May 2015 that the Bowling Green Assembly Plant would be upgraded with $439 million in investments to build a new paint shop. The paint shop addition would add 450,000 square feet to the plant, nearly half as large as the existing plant.
And while GM told us at the time that the paint shop addition will be 450,000 square feet, construction photos have led us to believe there is a whole lot more going on based on the total size of the expansion.
Every Corvette owner has to insure their vehicles against loss, damage or theft, and there is no one we trust more with our Corvette’s insurance than our friends at the NCM Insurance Agency.
We met up with Jeff Forsythe from the NCM Insurance Agency last weekend at the NCRS Winter Regional at Lakeland, Florida’s Sun ‘N Fun and we covered several topics about insuring your classic or collectible Corvette that are applicable to any classic car.
The 1969 Corvette L88 hammered sold for $490,000
Another fine example of one of the most highly sought after Corvettes of all time is going on the block at Bonhams Scottsdale Auction on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. Pacific.
It’s one of the 216 super-rare L88 Corvettes produced from 1967 to 1969.
This particular example is a 1969 roadster, one of just three produced in burgundy.