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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.

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 Corvette Super Sport Story

Zora Arkus Duntov loved the way the Corvette looked but he loved fast cars and wanted to turn the Corvette into a real competitor on the track. He convince General Motors to let him build an experimental Corvette, the Super Sport or SS. It debuted at Sebring in 1957 but it need more work to be a contender. Unfortunately, GM wouldn’t give him the support he needed. AU Corvette

Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Last Public Interview

He put the ‘Z’ in the Corvette Z06, he was a legend in the automotive industry. See now his last public interview. Because he and I are products of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas, although at different times, Harold Bettes and I had a common academic background and friendship.  After a highly productive stint at a little (at the time) fledgling company named MSD ignitions while I was toiling at...

Here’s Why the 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Is The Hottest Car of the Year

The 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 is the hottest car of the year — by far. Today I’m going to review the new C8 Corvette, and I’m going to take you on a tour of the new 2020 Corvette. Then I’m going to drive the 2020 C8 Corvette and tell you what it’s like on the road.

The C8 Corvette Z06 showed up sporting the CENTER exit exhaust! Flat Plane Crank NOISE EVERYWHERE!

Chevrolet Corvette – Evolution (History)

The Chevrolet Corvette known colloquially as the Vette or Chevy Corvette is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. The car has been produced through seven generations. The first model a convertible was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small maneuverable warship called a corvette. Originally built in Flint Michigan and St. Louis Missouri the Corvette is...

Automobiles – Corvette (1994 History Channel

Part of History Channel’s Automobiles series, this one is on the history of the Corvette.

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C8 Corvette Falls Off the Lift at a Chevy Dealership

By Keith Cornett June 1, 2020 It was just about a month ago that CorvetteBlogger contributor Jeremy Welborn offered up this video on the proper jack and lift points for the 2020 Corvette after witnessing a video showing the C8 Corvette that was lifted in the wrong place. Because the weight distribution is now 40/60 with the engine behind the driver, you have to have the jack or lift mounted to the chassis locations properly or the unthinkable could...

Hennessey-tuned 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray hits 205.1 mph with nitrous oxide

Hennessey Performance Engineering wasted no time getting to work on the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The Texas tuner added nitrous oxide to the recently released sports car, then took it out for a top-speed run and achieved a claimed 205.1 mph. That speed was reached at the Continental Tire Proving Ground in Uvalde, Texas, and May 8, and was confirmed with a VBox data logger, according to HPE. Former General Motors engineer John Heinricy drove...

Company Releases Lambo Door Kit For 2020 Corvette C8

Sam McEachern — May 11, 2020 The mid-engine Corvette C8 appears more like an exotic vehicle than any of the Vettes that have preceded it. While car enthusiasts will certainly know a Corvette C8 when they see one, we wouldn’t be surprised if some less informed folks mistake the C8 for a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. For those owners who want to lean into the exotic look of the Corvette C8 even more – and perhaps fool even more...