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Ralph Eckler Offering Signature Corvette Restomods

by Mitch Talley on February 3, 2014

Ralph Eckler Offering Signature Corvette Restomods

There aren’t many names more familiar to the Corvette enthusiast than that of Ralph Eckler, founder of Eckler Corvette Parts, which has grown into one of the top suppliers of quality Corvette parts and accessories over the past 40 years.

Mr. Eckler is now retired from the company that bears his name, but that doesn’t mean his love for Corvettes has gone away.

Just the opposite. He’s now taken his enthusiasm for Corvettes to a new and exciting level with the introduction of his Ralph Eckler Signature Car Collection.

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'Ordinary' 1964 Corvette Sting Ray Transformed Into Award Winning Restomod

More than a year of work has transformed this once-ordinary 1964 Corvette coupe into a prize-winning restomod, says owner Patrick Lamberton of Chalfont, Bucks County, PA.

Modifications include a 2013 Chevy fuel-injected LS3 engine, good for 436 horsepower, as well as suspension upgrades from a 1996 Corvette in the front and a 1986 Corvette in the rear. Lamberton says The Vette Shop in Plumsteadville, Pa., performed the drive train and suspension changes.

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Corvettes on eBay: LS-Powered 1954 Corvette Restomod

by Mitch Talley on September 6, 2013

Corvettes on eBay: LS-Powered 1954 Corvette Restomod

How would you like to drive a 1954 Corvette with approximately 500 horsepower?

Here’s your chance as a restomod version is currently up for sale on Ebay Motors, with a Buy It Now price of $49,500. As of 5 p.m. Thursday, there have been no bids on the car, which goes off the auction block on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 6:28 p.m. Pacific Time.

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[PICS] 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle: 1965 Corvette Restomod

by Keith Cornett on August 25, 2013

[PICS] 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle: 1965 Corvette Restomod

This beautiful 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe was parked in the fun field at the 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle and when we first saw the restored we literally stopped dead in our tracks and started shooting away with our camera.

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From Basket Case to Show Car, This 1960 Corvette Gets A Second Chance

Talk about your extremes. Elsewhere on this website, you have read about one-owner 1960 Corvettes that are as stock and original as they come. Then we have this 1960 model owned by Gary Kuck, which has been transformed from a basket case with no engine and a mangled front clip into a wild one-of-a-kind custom.

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Mecum's Indy Auction Offering Corvette Treasures

Dana Mecum’s name is being changed to “Indiana Mecum” because like “Indiana Jones” he has a way of finding treasures, Corvette treasures, and offering them for sale at his vaunted Indianapolis Spring Auction, May 14th through May 19th.

This year “Indiana Mecum” will auction over 2,000 collector cars and motorcycles during his six day extravaganza. But as usual, he saves the real “treasures” to auction on Saturday, May 18th. On that special day Mecum is offering no less than twenty five Corvettes centered around seven high-end, meticulously restored award winning second generation cars, three third generation Corvettes and five restomodded vettes. These special cars presale estimates range from $120K to $600K.

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This Classic 1967 Corvette is Enhanced with Modern Technology

Jerry and Felicia Mulick of Illinois have the best of both worlds with their Marina Blue 1967 Corvette convertible.

They’ve got the classic looks of what some consider one of the most beautiful cars ever made, but raise the hood and you’ll see that they’ve got the modern convenience of a powerful C6 LS2 V8 engine that cruises down the interstate sipping a gallon about every 30 miles.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Anaheim

by Steve Burns on November 16, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Anaheim

Mecum Auctions takes their quest to sell every car ever produced west this weekend for their inaugural Anaheim, California event. Around 70 Corvettes are up for adoption this Thursday through Saturday as part of the 800 car docket. You can watch 18 hours of live coverage of the event on Velocity.

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[PICS] SEMA 2012: Corvettes on Display at SEMA

by Keith Cornett on November 2, 2012

[PICS] SEMA 2012: Corvettes on Display at SEMA

We came, we saw and we survived another great week at the annual SEMA show. We’re leaving Las Vegas Friday morning to fly across the country and so we thought this would be a great time to drop our photo gallery of Corvettes on display at the show.

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Jeff Cleary's 1967 LS7 Corvette Ready for the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational

So who’s your pick for America’s Ultimate Street Car?

One possible contender for the title at this year’s highly anticipated OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational coming up in less than a month is this awesome 1967 Corvette owned by Jeff Cleary, whose creation has been featured on the cover of prominent magazines for years.

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