[PICS] The Corvette Legends Invitational at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

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The Corvette Legends Invitational at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals


Well, the turkey and tryptophan hangover has lifted and we’re able once again to reflect on the goodness of the 2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals held November 21st and 22nd in Chicago. We already took a look at some of the great C2’s on Midyear Monday and peeped all of the show’s other stunning Corvettes, but it now it’s time to take a look at the special Corvettes selected for this Corvette Legends Invitational.

Once again Dr Pete Gimenez, author of Corvette Racing Legends, assembled a top notch collection of special Corvettes. This year’s class consisted of a dozen C2 and C3 Corvettes all with unique options, features, and stories.

A mix of 5 1968 and 1969 L88’s were parked at the far end of the display in your choice of colors. Pick from Tuxedo Black, International Blue, Monaco Orange, Monza Red, or Fathom Green. The invitational display also included 2 of the 41 NO3 big tank cars built in 1965. 1 was a rare 300hp air conditioned coupe in Nassau Blue with white interior and the other was 1 of 3 known black on black 365hp coupes. Last time we saw this car it was displayed in all of its barn find glory and Bloomington Gold in 2014. Currently it’s fresh off a ground up restoration at the hands of Corvette Repair. The 2 additional 1965 cars both featured the one-year only 396ci motor under the hood. We couldn’t decide which was our favorite between the Silver Pearl coupe or the Tuxedo Black on red radio delete convertible.

Daytona Yellow 1970 Baldwin Motion Phase III 454 GT


A Daytona Yellow 1970 Baldwin Motion Phase III 454 GT sat in the middle of the display with its bulging fenders, high rise hood, and honking LS6. This was the first time we had seen this car since Eyes on Design in 2011.

Next up was a star spangled 1970 coupe decked out in red, white, and blue. In its early life it spent time at events like baseball games and parades to support our overseas troops.

A highly detailed replica of the infamous Saturday Night Special wrapped up this year’s Corvette Legends Invitational. The first Saturday Night Special was originally built for the 1970 Press Preview to show off all the best of Chevy for the upcoming model year. It wore 1969 skin but was fitted with a 454 LT-2 motor which never made it to production. The LT-2 had been slated to replace the legendary ZL1 motor, but was nixed before 1970 production started. Interestingly this replica was assembled by many of those who built the first one back in the day.

replica of the infamous Saturday Night Special


The 2015 Corvette Legends Invitational was a great display of some of the best of Corvette’s past. From big blocks to big tanks it was a display with something for everyone. We can’t wait to see what Dr. Pete has in store for us next year.

Behold our gallery of the Corvette Legends Invitational at the 2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals below.

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