Monday is here and that means our weekly salute to the second generation Corvette produced from 1963-1967 is ready to roll. Check out the Midyear Monday image gallery this week featuring 30 great photos ranging from split-windows to big blocks Vettes.
Ivan and Mary Schrodt of Sherwood, Wisconsin made headlines in the Corvette world recently when they donated five Corvettes to the National Corvette Museum (NCM) The five included one Corvette from each of generations C2 through C6 and initially were to be included in the Schrodts very generous gift to the NCM as part of their estate. However, after their first trip to the NCM Motorsports Park during the 2014 Labor Day Celebration, they had a change of heart.
Mid-year Corvette coupes with the 36.5 gallon gas tank option are pretty rare, there having been a total of only 210 built in the 1963 – 1967 model years. But the 1965 Big Tank coupe offered at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in (where else?) Kissimmee, Fla. January 16-24 is unique because of its comfort and convenience options not usually found on Big Tank Vettes.
Happy Monday, Corvette fans!!
Here’s our first Midyear Monday image gallery where we feature a collection of random photos celebrating the 2nd Generation of Corvettes we know as Midyears. The generation only ran for five years but during that time some of the most iconic Corvettes were produced.
Some Corvette enthusiasts have to return to work today but all are keeping and an eye on the short work week with New Year’s Day coming on Thursday. Here’s something else to keep your eyes on – our final Midyear Monday gallery of the year! Midyear Monday is where we celebrate the 1963-1967 Corvette Sting Ray so take a look at our random photos from the C2 generation.
This 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible is a one owner barn find that was recently unearthed in Texas. Found by Thomas Weeks of Discovery TV’s Misfit Garage, the Blue Corvette has been tucked away since the early eighties in a barn across the street from the famous Southfork Ranch in Dallas.
The 1965 Corvette Sting Ray was in its day the C7 of the era, you might say.
The third year of the second generation featured serious updates for drivers, not the least of which was Zora’s long-awaited disc brakes at all four wheels to provide the best possible stopping ability for the time.
Just as the C7 is the darling of the car magazines these days, so was the 1965 Corvette that was finally judged not only an American status symbol but a genuine high-performance sports car capable of thrilling even the most demanding drivers.
Nice little feature showing the race-prep of the #004 original 1963 Corvette Grand Sport owned by The Revs Institute for Automotive Research. Sadly, you’ll be left wanting more!
You are looking at The Revs Institutes real 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. Serial # 004. Only 5 of these beautiful machines were ever built. This film was created by a Stanford University student attending the Revs program at Stanford.
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Thank God it’s Monday!
How about a round of random Corvette images to help you start your week! It’s time for Midyear Monday where we present some of our favorite pictures we found of the 1963-1967 Corvette Sting Ray.