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General Motors to Restore Three of the NCM Sinkhole Corvettes

Chevrolet and the National Corvette Museum have announced their game plan for restoration of three of the classic Corvettes damaged when they were swallowed by a sinkhole inside the museum in February.

Two of the cars – the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype nicknamed the “Blue Devil” and the 1-millionth Corvette produced (a 1992 white convertible) – will be repaired by Chevrolet, which will also pay for the restoration of the black 1962 Corvette to be overseen by the museum.

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Calgary Police Find Betsy, the Stolen 1962 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on July 25, 2014

Calgary Police Find Betsy, the Stolen 1962 Corvette
Photo Credit: Stuart Gradon/Calgary Herald

Who says the news is always bad?

For a Corvette enthusiast in Calgary, Canada, what started as a sad story wound up having a very happy ending.

We asked you a few days ago to be on the lookout for a red on red 1962 Corvette convertible that was stolen July 13 from a parking lot near Kenneth Jelley’s apartment.

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[STOLEN]1962 Corvette Owned for 40 years Stolen from Calgary Street

Some people say locks just keep honest people out.

The 73-year-old owner of a red 1962 Corvette convertible wouldn’t argue with that.

Kenneth Jelley’s classic ‘Vette was locked, covered with a tarp, and parked outside in its parking space in the 9600 block of Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary, Canada.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1962 Corvette with Rare Fiberfab Centurion Body

If you’re looking for something a little unusual in the Corvette world, and you are handy with tools and know how to work with fiberglass, eBay may have your ideal car. It has a ’62 Corvette frame, a 350 cubic inch motor and a Muncie three-speed transmission. The body is a Centurion made by Fiberfab and if the shape of the body looks familiar to you, it should—it is a copy of Bill Mitchell’s 1959 Sting Ray racer.

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1962 Corvette Driven Daily for Over 50 Years

by Mitch Talley on June 22, 2014

1962 Corvette Driven Daily for Over 50 Years
Photo Credit: Jenelle Schneider, Postmedia News

Chalk up three generations of Ann-Shirley Goodell’s family as Corvette enthusiasts.

And enthusiastic about not just any Corvette – but particularly the Fawn Beige one that Ann-Shirley bought new for $3,747.85 more than 52 years ago at King Chevrolet in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Over the years, her two sons have driven the car to their senior proms, and now her two 10-year-old grandsons are wild about the Corvette, too.

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The Last C1 Corvette to be Auctioned at Mecum Seattle

by Keith Cornett on June 13, 2014

The Last C1 Corvette to be Auctioned at Mecum Seattle

Much of the hoopla surrounding Mecum’s inaugural Seattle auction this weekend is focused on the 1967 L88 Corvette, a ’63 Z06 tanker and several other prized Corvettes. But after reviewing their online catalog, we found this little gem cruising just under the radar.

On Saturday, Mecum will offer a 1962 Corvette was the last first generation Corvette ever built.

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1962 Corvette Roadster Pulled from the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

The workers at the National Corvette Museum were back it today and they successfully raised the third Corvette in two days from the massive 40 foot diameter sinkhole which swallowed eight Corvettes last month.

Today’s get was the 1962 Black Corvette roadster, one of two Corvettes donated by members to the Museum.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: NCCC Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant in St. Louis

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Today’s selection is group shot featuring the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) visiting the Corvette assembly plant in St. Louis on June 24, 1961.

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Corvettes on Craigslist: Barn Find 1961 Corvette Fuelie

by Keith Cornett on October 9, 2013

Corvettes on Craigslist: Barn Find 1961 Corvette Fuelie

We’re not sure why these barn find Corvettes with psychedelic paint jobs are all of a sudden being found after years of storage, we’re just glad they are! After posting the 1965 Corvette Coupe from California yesterday that’s still available on ebay for $22K, we now have this Craigslist ad for a 1961 barn find Corvette Fuelie that was parked in 1984.

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The good news is that no one was injured.

The bad news is that E.H. Martin’s beautiful 1962 Corvette was destroyed Wednesday night when the garage in which it was parked caught on fire.

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