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Original Low Mile 1969 Corvette L88 to be Offered in Monterey

This unrestored 1969 Corvette L88 coupe will make you think it’s the ’60s again!

How many 46-year-old cars do you know that have just 2,576 miles showing on the odometer, and furthermore how many do you know that have the legendary 427/430 L88 engine lurking under their hood?

But that’s the story behind this impressive time-capsule of a Corvette that will be auctioned off at the Rick Cole Monterey Auction Aug. 13-15 at the Marriott Hotel near Fisherman’s Wharf.

Mecum to Auction John Greenwood's Spirit of Sebring '75 Corvette Racecar

John Greenwood’s recent passing should make this 1974 Greenwood Corvette chassis number 002 even more desirable at the upcoming August Mecum auction.

Number 002, also known as the “Spirit of Sebring ’75,” has a tremendous amount of history behind it, including the fact that it was John Greenwood’s personal favorite.

Greenwood made only six of his wide-body race machines, and this example is the only one that was raced as a Greenwood “team” entry, with the others being built for customers.

RM Sotheby's Offering Zora Duntov's 1960 CERV 1 at Monterey Auction

If there’s ever been a priceless Corvette, then the 1960 Chevrolet CERV 1 may be it.

But someone will pay a price, likely an astronomical price, at the upcoming RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey 2015 set for Aug. 13-15, where the current owner is putting the CERV 1 up for sale. (CERV stands for Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle.)

It’s been a hard week for Torch Red Corvette Z06s. Following Friday’s release of a video showing a brand spanking new Corvette Z06 leaving the roadway and crashing into trees, Jalopnik’s Opposite Lock brings us a story of another Torch Red Corvette Z06 meeting its demise over the weekend during a track event at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey. At least with this Z06, the crash happened on the track while doing what the Corvette Z06 was made to do.

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Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca:  Diappointing 6th and 7th Place Finish for Corvette C7.Rs
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

It was a disappointing finish on Sunday for Corvette Racing’s two C7.Rs at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Both Corvettes were never in contention to challenge the BMWs who would go on to finish 1-2 in GLTM.

Corvette Racing finished sixth in seventh in class with the No.4 Corvette C7.R driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner edging their teammates in the No.3 Corvette C7.R piloted by Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen.

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During yesterday’s qualifying sessions at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Tommy Milner and the No. 4 Corvette C7.R led the factory-backed team with a time of 1:22.711 and will start fourth in class when the Green Flag drops this afternoon.

Antonio Garcia piloted the No.3 Corvette C7.R to P7 but after an engine was diagnosed with an issue after qualifying and was replaced, the points leaders in GTLM will be starting P8 at the back of the grid.

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Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Going for Fourth Straight Monterey Win

Quartet of drivers have found Victory Circle each year since 2012

DETROIT (April 29, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s two-race California swing wraps up this weekend at a place where the team has found considerable success in the last decade. Mazda Raceway Laguna plays host to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s fourth round, the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, and the last event before the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

[VIDEO] Ed Welburn Shows Off the New 2015 Corvette Z06 to Jay Leno in Monterey

Jay Leno takes us out of his garage and out into the world for a field trip to what he calls the “Super Bowl for car enthusiasts” in Pebble Beach, Calif., where he says you can see some of the best cars ever built.

He calls this 42-minute show “The Ultimate Car Week.”

Of most interest to Corvette enthusiasts is likely to be a segment devoted to the 2015 Corvette Z06. You might want to fast forward to about the 9:50 mark to see this.