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Corvette Made its First Public Appearance 62 Years Ago at the 1953 Motorama

Today is the anniversary of when the public first fell in love with the Chevrolet Corvette.

It was 62 years ago on January 17, 1953 that Chevrolet first introduced the two-seat sports car to the public at the 1953 Motorama held inside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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[GALLERY] The 1956 Corvette SR-2 Race Car (36 photos)

Earlier this week the 1956 Corvette SR-2 that just went on the market for $6.885 Million made a promotional stop in Scottsdale, AZ. The former racer was on display at Scottsdale Sport and Classic Autocars for viewing before the start of the major auctions and it was the guest of honor at a reception help by Corvette Mike Vietro who is helping in the sale of the car.

Our friend Chris Draper, contributor to BadBoyVettes.com and admin of the Corvette Info Center website visited the car and has graciously allowed us to share these photos of the SR-2 from Scottsdale.

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1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee

There will be plenty of stars out for Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida during the week of January 16 – 24, 2015. One of the featured star attractions of special interest to Corvette fans is the earliest production V8 Corvette with a documented original frame, 1955 Corvette VIN 002.

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Our friends at ProTeam Corvette will be in spotlight this Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale. That’s when a very special Corvette race car with ties to NASCAR will be offered for sale during the “Salon Select 5000 collection”.

We’ve written about ProTeam’s 1953 NASCAR Corvette before which started out as VIN 211 of the first 300 Corvettes built. The first-year Corvette was repurposed as a race car through an internal Chevrolet Shop Order and originally saw action for the 1956 Flying Mile competition on Daytona Beach before entering competition in NASCAR’s International Series for sports cars.

CorvetteBlogger contributor Rick Tavel from Corvetted.com worked with ProTeam Corvette to help write their 50-page flipbook highlighting the research and history of the 1953 NASCAR Corvette and we are fortunate to be able to share some of the important history of this Corvette prior to its auction at Barrett-Jackson.

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Information Wanted on this 1957 Drag Corvette named 'Lil Twister'

Have you ever heard of a 1957 Corvette racer called “Lil Twister”?

If you have, Bob, the new owner, would love to talk to you and find out the history of his mysterious Corvette.

Bob posted photos on BarnFinds.com
, along with the little bit of information he’s been able to discern from what remains of the paint on his ’57.

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Last week the Corvette world was all a flutter over the news that the 1956 SR-2 Corvette Racecar – the first purpose-built Corvette racer built by Chevrolet – is being offered for sale.

The sale of the car is being handled by Corvette Mike Vietro for the tidy sum of $6.885 Million. To help support the sale of the car, Corvette Mike produced this video to show off the car and talk about its outstanding history.

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

The Corvette SR-2 Racer evokes an emotional response from everyone that sees it. At the time of it’s introduction it represented the highest level of automotive racing design and performance. This was the first General Motors “purpose-built” American Sports Racing Car from the Golden Era of Racing. The SR-2 was the combined spirit of two great men in Corvette History and culmination of many great things that were happening at GM in the early to mid-1950’s.

Visit CorvetteVideos.TV for the best selection of hand-picked Corvette videos.

 

1956 Corvette SR-2 Racer Offered For Sale

by Steve Burns on December 30, 2014

1956 Corvette SR-2 Racer Offered For Sale

One of the most famous Corvettes of all time is being offered for the first time ever to the general public. The noted 1956 SR-2 is being made available through Corvette Mike. The car started life as VIN #2522 and went straight to the GM Styling Studio from the St. Louis plant under Shop Order 90090. There, under the watchful eyes of Harley Earl and Zora Arkus Duntov it began its transformation into the car we know today.

A total of 3 1956 SR-2 Corvettes were built. This VIN 2522 was the first. The 2nd one was built for Bill Mitchell, and the 3rd – a show car – went to GM President Red Curtice.

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1954 Corvette Barn Find May Be a Bonneville Salt Flat Racer

The high bid on this unusual 1954 Corvette has climbed to $7,300 on eBay as of Monday morning.

Is it a valuable piece of Corvette history, or just a chopped-to-pieces Corvette?

That’s the question for the new owner to try and answer.

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Jerry Seinfeld and Jimmy Fallon Ride in a Classic 1956 Corvette on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

On this week’s webisode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the well-known Porsche affectionado opts for a classic 1956 Corvette in Cascade Green which he uses to pick up and drive around fellow comedian and host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Classic Corvettes Drifting at the Track

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Here’s a picture of two classic Corvettes drifting around a corner of a race track.

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