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[PIC] Corvette Makes First Public Appearance 61 Years Ago Today

Here’s EX-122, the 1953 Motorama Show car as it made its first public appearance 61 years ago today in New York City.

The Corvette was developed over 1952 and on January 17, 1953 it became the star of the GM Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria.

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Lance Miller to Sell Several Collectible Corvettes at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale Auction

Earlier this year, the first 2014 Corvette Stingray was auctioned off at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction.

Now comes word that three very special Corvettes from the very distant past – plus a rare collectible – will be on the block at Barrett-Jackson on Jan. 18, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The four Corvettes all come from the collection of Carlisle Events co-owner Lance Miller.

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1953 Corvette #254 Headed to Classic Car Auction at the National Corvette Museum

With only 300 Corvettes made in the first year of production in 1953, not many of these historic treasures ever cross the auction block in a single year.

But this weekend could be your chance to own one as the 254th Corvette ever made will be up for auction at the first-ever Hartland Auctions sale at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.

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Happy Birthday Corvette: America's Favorite Sports Car Turns 60 Today

In the early 1950′s, Harley Earl, GM’s head of styling, envisioned a low-cost American sports car that could compete with Europe’s Jaguar, MG and Ferrari. Codenamed “Opel”, the very first prototype made its debut in January 1953 at the GM Motorama show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

The great reviews and pubic acclaim for the little white roadster prompted GM to fast track the Corvette into production. Sixty years ago today on June 30, 1953, the world’s first production Corvette rolled off its Flint, Michigan assembly line.

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1953 Corvette VIN 083 Heading to Russo and Steele Newport Beach

Russo and Steele will be out in sunny southern California this weekend for their Newport Beach sale. The 3 day event will take place at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. 1953 Corvette VIN #083 is just one of the stars of the Corvette docket and will cross the auction block somewhere between 8:30 and 8:50pm local time on Saturday, June 22nd.

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Mecum's Spring Indy Event Delivers on Second Generation Corvettes

Dana Mecum’s spectacular annual Spring Indy Auction is now history and though the auction set pricing records with two Mustangs that sold for over a million dollars each, it was more of a “mixed bag” when it came to Corvettes.

It was really no surprise to see the 200 quality Corvettes Mecum uncovered and offered for sale just prior to his Bloomington Gold Events which is totally Corvette focused. And it was the quality level of Corvettes which accounted for the good and bad news.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1953 Survivor Corvette

by Steve Burns on April 30, 2013

Corvettes on eBay: 1953 Survivor Corvette

If you’re fan of original cars like we are, have we got one for you. Check out this unrestored Bloomington Gold Survivor Corvette currently up for sale on eBay. The 31,000 mile C1 is reported to be 1 of only 2 such cars to claim Survivor honors and the seller has a letter from Bloomington Gold to back up that claim.

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Corvette Auction Preview: The Don Davis Collection at RM Auctions

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing.

At least that’s the way Don Davis of Fort Worth, Texas looks at his eclectic collection of cars.

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[EXCLUSIVE]: 1953 Corvette Engineering Test Videos from the GM Archives

We managed to get our hands on these never-before-seen videos shot during testing of the first generation Corvette. The videos just discovered in the GM Media Archives show a very early Corvette prototype undergoing a series of evaluations at the Milford Proving Grounds and include a cameo by Zora Duntov. Read on to be one of the first people in a very, very long time to view the video.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

by Steve Burns on June 22, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

There’s a serious affliction slowly taking a hold of the Unites States which some people may not be aware of. This situation could very quickly turn into an epidemic. What is this serious concern? It’s the fact that hundreds of Chevrolet Corvettes are actively looking for a new, caring home. To help combat this problem, Mecum Auctions holds their annual Bloomington Gold all-Corvette auction each year in June. The 2012 version takes place this Saturday June 23rd at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.

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