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1963 Corvette Z06 Split-Window Rotting 50 Years in a Junkyard is Found and Will Be Restored

Photo Credit: @pugmonster56 / Instagram After being neglected in a junkyard for nearly 50 years after traveling just 59,000 miles, one of the rarest 1963 Corvettes of them all is finally on its way back. According to musclecarsandtrucks.com, who found this Z06 on an Instagram account for Rotting Classics, the 57-year-old Stingray is already in the process of being restored by the new owner. Only 199 Z06s were produced in 1963, the first year for that option, at...

Corvettes on eBay: Barn Find 1965 Corvette With Factory Air

By Mitch Talley -Aug 12, 2020 Back in 1965, Chevrolet’s St. Louis factory produced 8,186 coupes and about double that many convertibles (15,378). Out of those 23,564 Corvettes, only about 10 percent of them were made with air conditioning (2,423). Not surprising, really, since most cars of that era didn’t have AC either, and furthermore it was the second-highest priced option on the list at $421.80 behind the top-of-the-line 327/375 hp fuel-injected engine at $538. This...

1955 1956 CORVETTES @ SEBRING 1956 ZORA DUNTOV TEST DRIVES

Zora Duntov test drives a ’55 red Corvette “mule”. Chevrolet V8 with dual carbs. Engine later used in one of the white (red interior) racers entered by Doane Chevy of IL. Ed Cole takes a GMATS flight to observe. Bill France of NASCAR there also. Drivers include John Fitch, at Sebring, Florida in 1956. Endurance sports car race “home movie” found in Rochester, NY. Early Corvette Racers.

Hottest Chevy in ’59 Was Not A Corvette

Zora Arkus Duntov, Tri-Power, Bruce Litton, Biscayne

Experimental Corvette — SS

General Motors recruited engineer and race car driver, Zora Arkus Duntov, to help them inject some performance into their brands. Duntov wanted to make the Corvette competitive with sports cars from Europe like Ferrari and Maserati. To gain respect it needed to win on the track. He organized a team to build the SS or “Experimental Corvette” and took it to Sebring.

The Real-Life Crazy Cars That Inspired the Original Hot Wheels

 In MotorTrend’s original series Hot Wheels Life Size, we drive crazy life-size cars inspired by Hot Wheels toys. But back in 1968 it was the other way around. Angus MacKenzieWordsMay 19, 2020 If you have subscribed to the MotorTrend App over the past few weeks, you may have seen our new original series, Hot Wheels Life Size, in which NASCAR and NHRA racer Nicole Lyons gets behind the wheel of—er—life-size versions of some of Hot Wheels’ wackiest...

One-Owner 1957 Chevy Wagon Spent 35 Years in Barn, Took a Day to Fix

This ’57 Chevy was parked in 1985, but it only took a day to get running. Taylor KempkesWordsMar 20, 2020 Ever wondered what it would look like if a pristine one-owner 1957 Chevy were parked in a barn for 35 years? Wonder no more. This 1957 Chevy 210 Townsman wagon was driven into a barn in 1985 and hadn’t moved until February 2020. What’s even cooler—spoiler alert—it only took a single day’s work to...

Car Lots and Assembly lines of the 50s

Car Lots and Car Assembly lines of the 1950s Garages and Dealerships 1950`s.