It’s been a little while since we’ve featured a gallery of Corvettes from the C1 era. Let’s proclaim this day as Straight Axle Saturday and enjoy these 36 random photos of 1953-62 Corvettes .
The story behind a Corvette is what makes it stand out in a crowd.
Take this 1960 Corvette, which has had just two very conscientious owners since rolling out of the factory in St. Louis, Mo., not once but twice.
The original owner, a teacher named Ed Graye from West Frankfort, Ill., ordered the car with the “big” 290hp, fuel-injected 283 engine with a three-speed manual because he wanted to drag race it on the streets.
It’s the final Friday in the month of February and that means it’s time for another installment of a “Black Friday” photo gallery. So here’s a random photo gallery made up of 41 black Corvettes spanning seven generations. We’re admitting in advance that the gallery does feature more black Corvette Z06s than ever before but that’s because they are more plentiful now that they are out on the streets.
1953 Corvettes are very rare beasts and it isn’t very often that one is offered at auction without a significant reserve being asked. Mecum will offer Corvette fans that opportunity at their Rogers Classic Car Museum auction on Saturday, February 28, 2015 when a 1953 Corvette roadster will cross the block with no reserve—that’s right, the car is guaranteed to go home with the highest bidder on the floor.
If you happen to have a strong desire for a very rare, Italian-bodied 1959 Corvette and were wondering what you were going to do with that spare million dollars you have laying around the house, we have two words for you—Scaglietti Corvette. Yes, one of the only three Scaglietti Corvettes that were ever made is now advertised for sale in Hemmings for only $995,000.
Mecum’s auction of 230 cars from the Rogers Classic Car Museum in Las Vegas is giving car collectors an opportunity that doesn’t come along too often—the opportunity to bid on a variety of American cars all being offered at no reserve. This is particularly interesting to Corvette enthusiasts as one of the no-reserve cars is a Sportsman Red 1954 Corvette. Auctions offering C1 Corvettes at no reserve come along about once in a blue moon.
It’s always exciting to see a 1953 Corvette up for sale.
The latest of the first 300 Corvettes ever made will be up for sale at RM Auctions in Amelia Island, Fla., on March 14.
Only 26 more 1953 models were made after this one, which is the 274th Corvette ever made. Considering more than 1.5 million Corvettes have been made since then, it’s awe-inspiring to think about the historic importance of this particular car.
But No. 274 has much more going for it than just being a 1953 model.
It’s the final Friday in the month of January and that means it’s time for the first “Black Friday” gallery of 2015 here at CorvetteBlogger.com. So here’s a random photo gallery made up of 33 Corvettes spanning seven generations that are all dressed in Black and looking ready to put a beat down on the competition.
One of our favorite Corvettes shows we attend religiously is the annual NCRS Winter Regional in Central Florida. This year, the show was held at the Sun ‘n Fun facility in Lakeland, Florida which is a working airport and the site of a huge annual fly-in.
The new location had its good and bad points, but overall we were positive about it as it was a great facility for hosting the Winter Regional Corvette show.