[VIDEO] Daughter Restores 1960 Corvette in Honor of Her Late Father

[VIDEO] Daughter Restores 1960 Corvette in Honor of Her Late Father


Way back in 1974, Ron Fletcher’s 1960 black Corvette convertible broke down when he and his wife, Gerilyn, were on their way home from a trip to the East Coast.

They managed to get the car back to their garage, where Ron promptly dismantled the engine and put it in boxes.

He hoped to restore the car one day, but then health issues derailed those plans. He wound up passing away eight years ago.

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1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette Was Once Advertised on Craigslist for $700

1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette Was Once Advertised on Craigslist for $700


You never know what you might find on Craigslist.

Take, for example, the case of “SERIAL #X53L” that appeared in a Craigslist ad in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area some five years ago.

Some lucky person could have bought this car for less than $1,000 – some have speculated for just $700.

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1960 Corvette Roadster to be Offered at RM Sotheby’s Monaco Auction

1960 Corvette Roadster to be Offered at RM Sotheby's Monaco Auction


We not sure what it was that made us take a closer look at this 1960 Corvette that will be sold next month in Europe. After all, how many of you plan to be in Monte-Carlo on May 14th for the RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction? But the closer we looked, the more we liked the thought of driving this little roadster on the narrow streets and historic cities of Europe.

As an added bonus, the beautiful photography of this 1960 Corvette in classic Ermine White with Red interior and white wall tires with scenes of Monaco serving as the backdrop is all the reason we need to share the details of this American automotive icon.

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[VIDEO] Custom 1960 Corvette Nicknamed ‘Revenant’ at the 2016 Detroit Autorama

[VIDEO] Custom 1960 Corvette Nicknamed Revenant at the 2016 Detroit Autorama


Want to see a really cool custom 1960 Corvette? The “Revenant” was one of the Corvettes on display at this year’s 2016 Detroit Autorama and it was featured in our recap and photo gallery from CorvetteBlogger’s own Detroit Bureau.

Thanks to ScottieDTV, we’ve got a nice walk around video of the Silver Corvette and I promise it’s not like any other 1960 Corvette you’ve ever seen.

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Corvettes on Craigslist: 1960 Corvette Fresh from the Barn

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1960 Corvette Fresh from the Barn


Here’s a fixer upper barn find in Staten Island if you are so inclined. The craigslist ad for this one-owner 1960 Corvette is short on a flowery description and instead it cuts right to the chase: $36,000 to take it home.

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CORRECTION: 1960 CERV 1 Sale Still in Play According to Mike Yager

CORRECTION: 1960 CERV 1 Sale Still in Play According to Mike Yager


UPDATE: We heard from Mike Yager this morning after we published an article regarding the sale of the 1960 CERV 1 (Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle) at RM’s Monterey Auction. He told us that the price was incorrect and that negotiations with a potential buyer are continuing.

We’ve pulled the incorrect article and will wait for final confirmation as to the status of one very cool prototype.

We apologize for the confusion.

 

[VIDEO] CERV 1 – Chevrolet’s First Engineering Research Vehicle

[VIDEO] CERV 1 - Chevrolet's First Engineering Research Vehicle


Mid America Motorworks’ Chief Cheerleder Mike Yager sent us this great video about the CERV 1 research vehicle that he has owned for nearly 20 years. The car will be headlining a special adoption party tomorrow at Yager’s MY Garage before heading out to Monterey, CA., where it will be offered for sale by RM Sotheby’s.

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Join Mike Yager and Mid America Motorworks for the CERV 1 Adoption Party

Join Mike Yager and Mid America Motorworks for the CERV 1 Adoption Party


After 18 years of serving as the “parent” of one of the most historic Corvettes ever, Mike Yager and the Mid America Motorworks team are getting ready to let someone else become the “father” of CERV 1.

Along those lines, Yager and his crew are inviting all Corvette, automotive, and racing enthusiasts to come join them for an Adoption Party on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the MY Garage Museum in Effingham, Ill.

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Corvettes on eBay: Barn Find 1960 Corvette Would Make a Great Project Car

Corvettes on eBay: Barn Find 1960 Corvette Would Make a Great Project Car


We love barn finds and got another fun one to share today that is now listed on eBay. It’s a non-running, non-driving, non-starting Vette that has (nearly) all the bits and pieces needed to restore and it only requires your time and money to make it whole again.

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RM Sotheby’s Offering Zora Duntov’s 1960 CERV 1 at Monterey Auction

RM Sotheby's Offering Zora Duntov's 1960 CERV 1 at Monterey Auction


If there’s ever been a priceless Corvette, then the 1960 Chevrolet CERV 1 may be it.

But someone will pay a price, likely an astronomical price, at the upcoming RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey 2015 set for Aug. 13-15, where the current owner is putting the CERV 1 up for sale. (CERV stands for Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle.)

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