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1954 Hot Rod Corvette Gets a New Lease on life

To paraphrase country singer George Jones, this is one old Corvette that’s not ready for a rockin’ chair.

John Muller of Arizona always liked the way first generation Corvettes looked, but motoring down the highway in the 1955 he once owned wasn’t the ultimate driving experience.

Then he found a 1954 Corvette on eBay that he called “nearly a basket case.”

[VIDEO] Take a Ride in the EX-87 Corvette

There are a lot of significant Corvettes out there. The first fuelie, the first big block, the first car of any Corvette generation or model year, etc. Many of these cars get locked away in a museum and seldom, if ever, see use on the road. When we stumbled across this video of EX-87, “the Duntov Mule”, which now resides in the Lingenfelter Collection we had to pass it along. Click past the jump to take a fresh look at the first V8 equipped Corvette.

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[PICS] 1962 Shop Order Styling Corvette at Amelia Island
ProTeam Corvette’s Terry Michaelis and the 1962 Style Corvette

One of the features at last month’s Amelia Island Concours D’elegance was a class made up exclusively of Corvette styling cars. Included in the chic, invitation-only collection of cars was this Firemist Gold 1962 Corvette created under GM Shop Order #10224. It is believed that this one-off was an exercise to produce a 50th Anniversary package to celebrate Chevrolet’s golden anniversary.

Woman's Love Affair with a 1960 Corvette Spans 45 Years

An owner’s love affair with her Corvette never dies. Jill Struck’s relationship with her 1960 Corvette is proof of that.

Back in 1966, thanks to $100 in savings from a part-time job and a $1,000 bank loan, she was able to buy a 1960 Corvette in her neighborhood that she had been drooling over for years. After driving it throughout high school, she spruced up the car in 1968 with a custom paint job, new rims, and a new 327 fuel-injected motor.

Auctions America by RM to feature 26 Corvettes from the Tony Parella Collection

The 10th Annual Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale sale hosted by Auctions America takes place this weekend in Southern Florida. Nearly 70 Corvettes will be offered among the 500 cars expected to attend including 26 pristine Corvettes from the private collection of Tony Parella. The impressive group consists of 1 car from each year 1953 – 1969 and other rarities from the 3rd – 5th generations of America’s sports car.

1960 Sebring Winning Race Rat Corvette to be Offered at Gooding and Co's Amelia Island Auction

This rare Corvette racer is one of just 10 “big tank” Corvettes assembled in 1960. At the 12 hours of Sebring that year the “Race Rat” won its class, finished 16th overall, and was the only Corvette to finish in the top 25. It’ll cross the block on March 9th, 2012 at Gooding and Company’s Amelia Island sale.

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