The 88-year old driver of this “Little Red Corvette” lost control on a rain-soaked road in Green Valley, Arizona last week. The Corvette bounced off the median, spun around and jumped the curb before it came to rest in a KFC parking lot, hitting a light pole which fell over on a van.
Corvette Repair’s Kevin Mackay has restored a few famous L88 Corvettes over the years and like any artist, he likes to show off his work. When he came across a 1969 L88 Corvette languishing at a machine shop, he knew he wanted to do something completely different to showcase the work he and his Valley Stream, NY shop is famous for. That plan called for creating a fully functional street legal L88 – with no body.
How would you like to own a classic Corvette and not be allowed to drive it because of the special way it’s painted?
That’s the problem a South Australia man faces because his 1970 Corvette – once owned by country music star Jeannie C. Riley of “Harper Valley PTA” fame – is decorated with tasteful blue stripes and small stars.
Restoring your Corvette’s interior is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make your car look new again. And face it, if your midyear Corvette still has the original seats, they probably sag and don’t provide the support like they used to when they were new. To help take some of the mystery out of restoring your seats, Corvette America has created several year-specific videos that will take you step-by-step through the process.
Back before the C4 Callaway Twin Turbos, aftermarket company American Custom Industries (ACI) partnered with Zora Arkus-Duntov on a limited run of custom Corvettes. This rare 1980 Duntov Turbo Corvette is one of the products of that partnership and is currently for sale on Craigslist.
Perhaps it’s only appropriate that a modern-day ZR1 Corvette engine would be placed in the original body style that started the ZR-1 (yes, with a hyphen back then) craze way back in 1970.
We first told you about this monster of a 1971 Corvette in July 2011, and now our friends at High Tech Corvette have put together a video that shows just what the modern LS9 ZR1 engine can do when planted in a 1971 Corvette. The LS9 even peeks out from under the hood through a clear opening that marks the C6 ZR1s.
We tuned in to Saturday evening’s live stream of the Russo and Steele auction to catch some of rare Corvettes that were offered for sale. This 1968 L88 Corvette Roadster was one of the major attractions at the Scottsdale auction and it sure didn’t disappoint, selling for a cool $625,000. With the 10% buyer’s commission, price out the door was $687,500.
The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation is going for the Gold at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale. For the third year in a row, the Foundation will be running a Corvette through the high profile auction with proceeds going towards finding a cure for amyloidosis – the rare disease that took the life of Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller.
For sale on Craigslist is a George Barris custom creation built from a 1969 Corvette. The story goes that Barris was commissioned to the build the car for Bobby Rautbord, the off-shore boat racing champion who won the 1972 World Cup. The boat that Rautbord won the World Cup with was called the Fino #18 and so Barris named the creation the “Finovette”.