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Rick Hendrick Buys the VIN 001 Collection of 1955-1957 Corvettes at Barrett Jackson


You might say Rick Hendrick loves being No. 1.

At least when it comes to owning collector cars.

Hendrick, of course, is well known for buying the first production models of new generations of Corvettes and Camaros, but last week he took a turn toward the No. 1s of the past, buying a trio of VIN 001 Collection of Corvettes from 1955, 1956, and 1957 for a cool $1.65 million during the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

[ACCIDENT] Classic Corvette Damaged in Fatal 5-Wheel Trailer Crash
Photo Credit: arkansas911news.com


Despite having no one behind the wheel, a classic Corvette still managed to be involved in a deadly crash in Arkansas on Friday morning.

What appears to be a 1956 or 1957 Corvette (white with red coves) was being hauled westbound on I-30 in an enclosed trailer behind a 2015 Ford pickup when the truck left the right side of the roadway and ran into a tree.

Milwaukee Garage Hides Two 1957 Corvettes and a 1963 Sting Ray Convertible
Photo Credit: SuperChevy.com


Imagine you’re a Corvette enthusiast who has stumbled upon a barn-find 1957 Corvette. The car is stashed in a Milwaukee garage with about eight feet of junk piled on top. You say to owner, “Hey that’s a ’57 Vette!” and his reply is “Yeah, there’s two more.”

That Corvette enthusiast was a tow-truck operator named “Mike P.” who made the three-car barn find discovery when he was summoned to an old garage in Milwaukee to pick up a junked pickup truck.

Corvettes on eBay: Burnt but Still Viable 1957 Corvette Fuelie


‘Tis better than to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

That old quotation pops to mind about this 1957 Corvette Fuelie currently being auctioned on eBay.

Just a few months ago, this was a completely restored Corvette, one of just 713 produced with fuel injection that year. It’s also one of just 664 four-speed 1957 Corvettes and has the correct numbers-matching engine.

Then disaster struck, with a dash fire leading to the damage you see in these photos.

1957 Corvette Transformed from Basket Case to Bayou Cruiser

This beautiful 1957 red Corvette with white coves didn’t always look this great.

In fact, the master restorer who brought it back to life says it was “all busted up.”

As Mike McCabe of Busted Wrench Garage in Gulfport, Miss., put it, “It was a chopped up, drag racing car. It had holes in it and tires sticking out of the back.”

After taking the car apart and performing extensive “plastic surgery,” though, the classic Corvette is now a dream machine.

New Jersey Man Wins Saint Bernard's Classic Corvette Giveaway

Robert Drayton is a happy fellow these days.

After receiving a phone call earlier this month telling him that his ticket was chosen in the 26th Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway from Saint Bernard Parish and School, Drayton made the 800+ mile trek from New Jersey to Rockport, Indiana to pick up his prize – a fuel injected 1957 Corvette roadster.

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Here’s your chance to support a great cause and maybe win a classic Corvette. This Sunday, a winner will be drawn in the 26th Annual Saint Bernard’s Classic Corvette Giveaway with the grand prize being a Red 1957 fuel injected Corvette. But you can’t win unless your name is on the ticket!

Corvettes on eBay: 1957 Chevrolet Engineering Fuelie Corvette for $6.5 Million

The headline is not a typo or a joke — a price for anything that includes seven digits is a serious matter and especially so for a car that hasn’t been started since 1967. Our friends at roadtrippers.com noticed this ad on eBay and understandably wondered if the ad and the car were legitimate. Certainly it’s not every day that you see a price that high on eBay, but it’s not even close to the highest eBay sale on record—that belongs to a Frank Mulders designed, 405-foot yacht that sold for $168,000,000 in 2006.

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