[PICS] Throwback Thursday: 1963 Corvette Pilot Build Photos

[PICS] Throwback Thursday: 1963 Corvette Pilot Build PhotosPhoto Credits: DeansGarage.com


It’s time again for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Our friend Mike Furman of Criswell Chevrolet turned us on to a collection of photos showing a 1963 Corvette pilot build at the St. Louis assembly plant.

We’ve often lamented that there’s not a lot of photos in the public domain showing the assembly of Corvettes from those early days. So it was refreshing to see an entire build of a fuel injected 1963 split window Corvette from start to finish in these photos.

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[VIDEO] The Roar is Born – Over 600,000 Corvettes Filled with Mobil 1

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We treat our Corvettes like babies.

Now this video produced by ExxonMobil takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Corvette “birthing” process, including the first bottle given to the new “infant” – full of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil, not milk!

The video is particularly significant now because Chevrolet just produced the 600,000th Corvette filled with Mobil 1 motor oil, a feat that took 21 years to accomplish.

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Mobil 1 Continues to be the Corvette Assembly Plant’s Oil of Choice for the Z06 and Stingray

Mobil 1 Continues to be Corvette Assembly Plant's Oil of Choice for Z06 and Stingray

ExxonMobil has been the Bowling Green Assembly Plant’s motor oil of choice for 21 years and on Monday the oil company announced a new agreement with General Motors for the Chevrolet Corvette. That new agreement ensures that Mobil 1 motor oil will continue flowing as the factory fill of choice for the current 2014 Corvette Stingray and the highly anticipated 2015 Corvette Z06 due out next year.

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[PIC] C7 Corvette Stingrays on an Auto Transport

[PIC] C7 Corvette Stingrays on an Auto Transport

No more will you be seeing auto transports rolling down the road filled with colorful Corvettes from the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. GM will be transporting the new 2014 Corvette Stingrays to dealers with a special new cover to help protect the new cars as they are in transit.

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Tonawanda Engine Plant Excited to Build the LT1 for the 2014 C7 Corvette

Tonawanda Engine Plant Excited to Build the LT1 for the 2014 C7 Corvette

The new Corvette will mean more than just an exciting new car for enthusiasts.

In Tonawanda, in the western part of New York, it will mean the creation of hundreds of jobs at the town’s General Motors engine assembly plant.

Officials announced this week that the Tonawanda plant will be the site where the C7 Corvette’s state-of-the-art LT1 V8 engine will be built starting early in 2013.

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[VIDEO] Bowling Green Assembly Plant Gets Ready to Build the C7 Corvette

[VIDEO] Bowling Green Assembly Plant Gets Ready to Build the C7 Corvette

The Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant showed off its $131 million construction project to elected officials on Tuesday, as preparations for the C7 Corvette kick into high gear.

The plant will be closing to the public for tours on September 14 as the secretive work continues for the highly anticipated next generation.

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Barrett-Jackson 2011: St.Louis/Bowling Green Factory 1981 Corvettes Bookends

St.Louis/Bowling Green Factory 1981 Corvettes Bookends

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Each January marks the annual festival known as the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction. This year’s sale is significant as its Barrett-Jackson’s 40th anniversary event. Support events kicked off January 9th and hit full speed on January 15th. Included among the 1,000+ cars selling at no reserve are roughly 130 corvettes. Over the next few days we’ll take a look and some of the more significant Vettes crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson.

First up we’ll take a look at a couple of 1981 Corvette Coupes – Lots 441 and 441.1. Right now you’re probably wondering why we’re featuring a pair of 1981 Corvettes – especially 2 beige colored ones. If you caught B-J’s 2010 Las Vegas event, you’ll probably recall seeing this duo as they sold for charity for $300,000. The winning bidder promptly donated the cars back and here they are again for Scottsdale 2011.

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