Straight Axle Years

Desert Find of A Lifetime

The 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad was a concept car built by General Motors and...

1954 Corvette Sees Light of Day

After 28 Years, 1954 Corvette Sees Light of Day Jerry Heasley 7/20/2018 1954-chevrolet-corvette-rare-find-fissette “Whoa, I got to have a chair,” Larry Fisette said He could scarcely believe the photos of a 1954 Corvette that a local man, Dave Schultz, brought to Larry’s shop, De Pere Auto Center in De Pere, Wisconsin. Schultz was just as surprised “to find somebody to give me a price and here he is two miles from me.” When his...

Corvette Wheels Pt. 1 of 3 – 1953 to 1967

A Historical Look Back at the Wheels Vettes Ride On After the characteristics of body shape and color, wheels are arguably the most definitive aspect of a car’s personality. A great looking set of wheels can make an average car (such as a Chevy Nova) look like a hot car with just a set of Cragar wheels. Having good looking wheels is the fastest way to get people to tell you, “Hey man, nice...

For Sale: Zora Duntov’s Experimental 1955 Corvette $3,500 OBO — Time Machine Required

by John Gilbert as republished from Super Chevy 1955 Duntov Corvette Dateline 11.24.15: There were only 700 Corvettes built in 1955, so that places 1953’s production run of 300 units at number one in rarity and bumps 1955 to second place. For a 21st Century Corvette collector buying a rare vintage Corvette can cost a bunch of money, but if one had a time machine that would make it a completely different story. With...

1957 Chevrolet Corvette National Roadster Show Winner

From the Archives: Oakland Show Champ Drew Hardin Nov 6, 2017 Share View Full Gallery Reviewing the film shot at the 1960 National Roadster Show in Oakland (California) makes it clear that Vettes were popular subjects for customizing, likely due to the malleable nature of their fiberglass envelopes. Compare Toyota Corolla www.toyota.com/Corolla/Compare Compare Models, Prices & Deals Now. Toyota Sales Event Offers End 1/2. We’re not sure, though, that’s the right word to describe...

1957 Corvette Really Found in a Barn!

 Rare Finds Jerry Heasley Oct 10, 2017 Share View Full Gallery “She opened up the barn doors and it was laying there,” Matt Barczak said. He shouldn’t have been surprised. After all, he had heard about this 1957 Corvette for almost his entire life. “I was waiting to see a 1975 Corvette. I was skeptical about the whole story.” The old Vette looked ridiculous in Matt’s mind. That was his impression of the scene,...

1953 ‘cutaway’ Corvette offers a unique look inside the historic sports car

  By: Jim Koscs Perhaps you built one of the Visible V-8 model kits that became popular in the 1960s and are still sold today. Or maybe you’ve been fascinated by the stunningly detailed “cutaway” drawings by David Kimble, which show the inner workings of an automobile. Now, Corvette buffs have been given a look inside the workings of 1953 ’Vette. Commissioned by collector Ed Foss of Roanoke, Ind., noted Corvette restorer Kevin Mackay...

The Real McCoy

Though the ’56 Corvette’s redesigned bodywork gets most of the attention, the changes made beneath the skin were even more significant: They made this Chevrolet a legitimate sports car. It’s easy to forget that, in the beginning, the Corvette was a flop. With its side curtains and Powerglide automatic transmission, it wasn’t the sports car that buyers expected. Nor was it the easy seller that Chevy’s dealers anticipated; sales were disastrous during the first...