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1956 Corvette SR-2 Racer Offered For Sale

One of the most famous Corvettes of all time is being offered for the first time ever to the general public. The noted 1956 SR-2 is being made available through Corvette Mike. The car started life as VIN #2522 and went straight to the GM Styling Studio from the St. Louis plant under Shop Order 90090. There, under the watchful eyes of Harley Earl and Zora Arkus Duntov it began its transformation into the car we know today.

A total of 3 1956 SR-2 Corvettes were built. This VIN 2522 was the first. The 2nd one was built for Bill Mitchell, and the 3rd – a show car – went to GM President Red Curtice.

Corvettes on eBay: 1979 Custom Duntov Turbo Corvette Offered at No Reserve

A Duntov Turbo Corvette, one of the lesser-known Corvette models, is up for sale on eBay and is being offered at no reserve.

The Duntov Turbo Corvette was a collaboration between American Custom Industries (ACI) and Zora Arkus-Duntov following Zora’s retirement from General Motors in 1975. The Duntov Turbo Corvette should not be confused with the 1979 Turbo Corvette and the 1980 Turbo Corvette, both of which were General Motors prototypes. General Motors did not participate in either the design or the manufacture of the Duntov Turbo as both were the responsibility of ACI.

GM Trademarks the Iconic Name of Corvette's First Chief Engineer 'Zora'

Has General Motors got something in the works to pay homage to Corvette’s first Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov? Earlier this month, the automaker filed a trademark application for “Zora” under the category of “Vehicles and Products for locomotion by land, air or water”. Could a future special or namesake edition Corvette be in the works?

1963 CERV II Experimental Corvette to be Auctioned in NYC on Thursday
Photo Credit: Michael Furman © 2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions

This week in New York City, RM Auctions in association with Sotheby’s is presenting the Art of the Automobile exhibition and sale. From horse-drawn carriages to the world’s fastest car, the auction highlights the very best machines from their respective eras.

Representing Chevrolet at the event is Zora Arkus-Duntov’s second Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle which today is known simply as CERV II.

[PICS] The Great Hall at Bloomington Gold 2013

Last weekend marked the 4th installment of Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall. The 4th class of honorees was one of the best yet. The Corvette inductees included the legendary 1963 Grand Sport, the first big block, and the mighty 2009 ZR-1. The people and organizations category featured the godfather of the Corvette, the founder of Carlisle Events, and the Flying Dentist among others.

[EXCLUSIVE]: 1953 Corvette Engineering Test Videos from the GM Archives

We managed to get our hands on these never-before-seen videos shot during testing of the first generation Corvette. The videos just discovered in the GM Media Archives show a very early Corvette prototype undergoing a series of evaluations at the Milford Proving Grounds and include a cameo by Zora Duntov. Read on to be one of the first people in a very, very long time to view the video.

Bloomington Gold Announces 2013 Great Hall Honorees

Each year Bloomington Gold salutes 10 people and 10 cars that have significantly influenced the Corvette hobby in their annual Great Hall display. The class of 2013 was revealed last week and will be formally honored June 28-30, 2013 at the Bloomington Gold show in Champaign, Illinois. The 4th class of cars includes the first 327 Corvette, the first big block Corvette, and a pair of powerhouse C6’s. The diverse list of people and organizations consists of the godfather of the Corvette, the founder of Carlisle Events, and the Flying Dentist.

Unique Corvette Memorabilia Items to be Included in the 100 Anniversary Time Capsule

Corvette enthusiasts are getting a sneak peek at some of the memorabilia that will be included in a 100th Anniversary Time Capsule being gathered by Mid America Motorworks.

This week, Mid America’s Mike Yager revealed four of the rare and meaningful items that have been donated to the time capsule that will ultimately be opened up on the Corvette’s 100th anniversary in 2053.

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