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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

by Steve Burns on June 22, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

There’s a serious affliction slowly taking a hold of the Unites States which some people may not be aware of. This situation could very quickly turn into an epidemic. What is this serious concern? It’s the fact that hundreds of Chevrolet Corvettes are actively looking for a new, caring home. To help combat this problem, Mecum Auctions holds their annual Bloomington Gold all-Corvette auction each year in June. The 2012 version takes place this Saturday June 23rd at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.

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Missouri Brush Fire Claims Man's Three-car Corvette Collection
Photo by Justin L. Fowler of The (Springfield) State Journal-Register

What took a 65-year-old Staunton, Missouri man a lifetime to collect was destroyed overnight Thursday in a fire that gutted his two garages containing three Corvettes and related memorabilia.

“This was my whole life,” an emotional John Hibbeler told stltoday.com reporter Kim Bell. “It took me 45 years to get to this position, and I lost it all in one night.”

He lost it all thanks to a small brush fire that got out of control, fire officials said.

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My Day at a NCRS Judging Meet

by Steve Burns on June 13, 2012

My Day at a NCRS Judging Meet

On June 1st and 2nd the Michigan Chapter of the NCRS hosted its annual chapter judging meet. I and about 15 other Corvette owners subjected our cars to the rigorous inspection of the NCRS judges. Over the course of judging day 5 teams of 2 judges each descended upon our Corvettes measuring their accuracy compared to their as-new condition.

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[PICS] The Black 1972 Corvette

by Steve Burns on June 5, 2012

[PICS] The Black 1972 Corvette

If you scroll through Corvette production numbers between 1970 and 1976 you’ll notice that there’s no mention of the color black in there anywhere. Now, we all know that GM bigwigs could pull some strings and a get a Corvette in essentially any color they wanted. That’s the case here in which GM’s President, Pete Estes, ordered up a loaded black 1972 roadster. We caught up with this rarity at an NCRS event last weekend.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Auctions America by RM Spring Auburn

Auctions America by RM will be hosting their annual Spring auction in Auburn, Indiana this weekend.

The 3-day sale takes place Friday – Sunday, June 1 – 3 at the sprawling Auburn Auction Park. Last time we counted there were nearly 400 cars up for grabs including over 30 Corvettes. You know the drill, so click past the jump to see our favorites being offered this weekend.

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[VIDEO] 1969 Corvette Rally Car Runs Hard in Swiss Race

A 1969 Chevrolet Corvette doesn’t usually end up as a rally car in Switzerland.

But this video shows a C3 Stingray more than holding its own apparently competing in the Rallye Critérium Jurassien 2012 against a Ferrari and another small car.

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Corvette Values: 1968 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on May 17, 2012

Corvette Values: 1968 Corvette Coupe

SF in Mississippi submitted this 1968 Corvette T-Top Coupe to Corvette Values:

1968 Corvette T-Top Coupe, VIN #194378S419XXX. Corvette Bronze with Dark Orange vinyl interior. All original body with no modifications. Base 327/300 hp engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, rear luggage rack. True mileage unknown. Car termed to be in “good” condition. Documentation includes warranty papers.

Find out how we valued this Corvette Coupe after the jump.

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Mecum to Offer Rare 1972 Corvette ZR1 at Indianapolis Sale

Mecum Auctions will be offering a very rare 1972 Corvette ZR1 coupe at their upcoming 25th Anniversary Indianapolis auction May 15th – 20th. The blue coupe is one of just 20 produced in 1972 and one of 53 built during the 1970 – 1972 production run.

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[VIDEO] Three Axle C3 Corvette Limo For Sale in Spain

by Mitch Talley on April 10, 2012

[VIDEO] Three Axle C3 Corvette Limo For Sale in Spain

If you’re looking for a unique Corvette, then we have found it for you in Spain.

A collector over there drew up a 1/18 scale model and then had a custom Corvette C3 limo made from the sketch.

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[VIDEO] A Mile in His Shoes: Porsche vs Corvette

by Mitch Talley on March 31, 2012

[VIDEO] A Mile in His Shoes: Porsche vs Corvette

What happens when a longtime Corvette fanatic and a dedicated Porschephile swap rides?

That’s the subject of a video commissioned by Hagerty Insurance to tease the March 2012 issue of Hagerty Magazine.

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