The former director of GM Performance and assistant Corvette chief engineer, John Heinricy, offers up his predictions and hopes for the C7 Corvette and reflects on the past generations of America’s Sports Car during the current episode of The Downshift, which appears each Tuesday on the new Motor Trend YouTube channel.
A torrential rain storm in Sullivan County New York last week sent a flash flood down Cattail Creek in the area known as Livingston Manor. In addition to taking out several bridges and causing residents to scramble for higher ground, the flood waters cut a new path under the garage of Ted Baer, sending his pristine 1991 Corvette down the creek.
A Corvette driver apparently having a seizure crashed his 1991 sports car through a concrete wall at a bicycle shop in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida on Wednesday afternoon.
The driver, Robert Bader, 52, was the only person injured in the crash, which happened about 1:25 p.m. at Bob’s Bicycle Shop near the intersection of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Burns Boulevard.
As the track for Hurricane Leslie (now a Tropical Storm) takes it over Canada’s Newfoundland today and into the North Atlantic, we are getting updates on twitter from some of the damage that has occurred. Unfortunately, one C4 Corvette owner’s car was smashed after a large shed had taken flight and landed on his red sports car.
GG in Indiana submitted this 1985 Corvette Coupe to Corvette Values:
1985 Corvette Coupe, VIN #1G1YY0788F5129XXX. Red with Red leather interior. Powered by original 350 TPI V8 with manual transmission. Corvette has 54,000 miles. Power everything and AC blows cold. Options include Z51 suspension. Car is in good condition mechanically along with the interior and tires, while the exterior is rated excellent. Documents include original window sticker.
Find out how we valued this Corvette Coupe after the jump.
You don’t see too many Corvettes in New Zealand, no doubt.
You see even fewer coming out of the side of a boat.
But that’s what happened Monday when a 1984 Corvette smashed into a boat moored in the Awanui River.
The oldest C4 Corvettes are more than 25 years old now, so it may be way past time to replace the top on your convertible.
If wind noise, water leaks, and poor appearance have left you “under the weather” a little too much, our friends at Corvette Central have just the ticket for you. They’ve got the parts available on their website along with a helpful how-to article on their CC Tech website to guide you through the installation if you’re so inclined to do it yourself.
The great thing about Corvettes is that they appeal to just about everyone. That means sometimes that what one person deems an “ordinary” Corvette might be the “King of the Hill” to another person.
Take, for example, auto123.com’s recently listing of the Top 10 Chevrolet Corvettes of all time.