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SEMA 2013: Legacy Innovations’ 1958 Corvette Roadster

by Keith Cornett on November 8, 2013

SEMA 2013:  Legacy Innovations' 1958 Corvette Roadster

Sometimes greatness comes from taking a small step. That’s how this stunning 1958 Corvette restomod from Legacy Innovations that we saw this week at the SEMA show came to be.

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Top Gear’s Richard Hammond Drives a 1958 Corvette

by Steve Burns on October 2, 2013

Top Gear’s Richard Hammond Drives a 1958 Corvette

One of the jolly chaps over at Top Gear recently got his hands on a C1 Corvette as Richard Hammond spent some quality time behind the wheel of a red on red 1958 convertible. In his eloquently written article, Hammond expounds on the virtues of the car’s styling and performance with typical Top Gear panache. Read on to see what Hammond had to say about his time with a first generation Corvette.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Motor Trend Tests the 1958 Corvette

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. In 1958, Chevrolet rolled out a major update on its now five year old sports car and like the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the press was eager to get their hands on it to see what it could do.

Motor Trend was lucky to score three 1958 Corvettes which are shown here at Buttonwillow Raceway with the MT crew getting ready to put the car through its paces.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Tres Corvettes in South Pasadena

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Today we share a fan submission from Ken Stow who attached the photo named “Tres Corvettes”. Ken says the picture was taken in 1968 in front of Hall’s Arco in South Pasadena, California.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1958 Corvette SVRA Vintage Racecar

by Mitch Talley on January 24, 2013

Corvettes on eBay: 1958 Corvette SVRA Vintage Racecar

Looking for a different kind of C1?

Then you might want to check into this 1958 Corvette racer currently being auctioned on eBay. The bid has reached $60,000, but you can buy it now for $89,500.

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[VIDEO] A Collection of Vintage Corvettes Visits Jay Leno's Garage

We can all take a trip down Memory Lane with “car guy” Jay Leno of The Tonight Show and Ed Welburn, vice president of design for General Motors, during an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

With Corvettes definitely in the news these days because of the impending unveiling of the C7, GM decided to throw a little fuel on the fire and send four of their most important cars in the General Motors Heritage Center collection to Leno’s garage for The Tonight Show host to drool over.

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[VIDEO] GM CEO Akerson's 1958 Corvette to be Sold at Barrett-Jackson

We told you earlier this year about a special 1958 Corvette that will soon be serving a special purpose. Now we know more details.

General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson had announced in February that he was going to auction off his personal ’58 to help Habitat for Humanity Detroit and its efforts to rebuild the Morningside Commons neighborhood near GM’s Renaissance Center world headquarters in downtown Detroit.

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GM Chairman/CEO Dan Akerson to Sell 1958 Corvette to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

If you were at the Woodward Dream Cruise over the weekend, you may have seen the 1958 Regal Turquoise Corvette that’s going on the auction block soon to help breathe new life into Detroit.

General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson had his 1958 Corvette on display at the Dream Cruise after earlier announcing that he’ll donate proceeds from the sale to Habitat for Humanity Detroit, which is trying to bring the Morningside Commons neighborhood on the city’s lower east side back to life.

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[VIDEO] Tony Meehan's 1958 Corvette Stands as Tribute to Dad

Anyone who has restored his father’s old car can understand exactly where Tony Meehan is coming from.

As he stands in front of his dad’s 1958 Corvette that he bought new, Tony tells a poignant story about a car that is obviously more than just a car.

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West Coast Customs' VETT.I.AM Custom Corvette Project

West Coast Customs kicked off season two of their show on the new Velocity network with a project built around a custom 1958 Corvette for the Black Eye Peas’ Will.I.Am. If you missed it, you’re not alone, but the good news is that after consulting my TV guide, it looks like the final episode of this project will be shown on Sunday at 8:00 pm EST. You’ll want to set your DVRs now because this looks like a really cool project.

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