Straight Axle Years

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.

1955 Corvette Barn Find Hidden From Car Hunters, Parked Since 1977

Go behind the the scenes for a story of a rare Corvette through the eyes of its owner. You’ll never look at a barn find discovery the same way again.

Barn find 1955 Chevy Corvette Hasn’t Seen Daylight In 40 Years

Elizabeth Puckett, motorious • April 16, 2019 Tucked away for 40 years, this 1955 Chevrolet Corvette looks worse-for-wear in its hiding place – but now it’s out, don’t even think about trying to buy it. Anyone who owns a rare classic car like a 1955 Corvette could tell you that car collectors are constantly trying to buy them up, and that’s the exact reason Bob Doucette put his 1955 Corvette into hiding — that,...

Tech Session Alan Blay’s 1954 Original Corvette

We had our second tech session at A & B Upholstery in Baldwin. I...

Corvette Couple Buy 2020 C8 That VIN-Matches Their Original ’53

1953 C1 Chevrolet Corvette Both cars are number 285, separated by 67 years of Corvette evolution. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. The excitement over the new C8 Corvette from enthusiasts and the motoring community is something we haven’t seen in years, possibly decades. Case in point is a neat story that surfaced recently on the C8 Corvette Owners (And Friends) Facebook group. It involves Larry Smith and his wife Debi,...

Race to the Finish Line

By rushing its new sports car into production, Chevrolet put the Corvette’s early success in jeopardy Story by Karl Ludvigsen Photos by courtesy Ludvigsen PartnersDecember 22, 2016 December 22, 2016 The Corvette’s enthusiastic reception at its Motorama launch in January 1953 confirmed Chevrolet’s belief that it had a winner on its hands. That appearance also marked a line of demarcation. The car would no longer be the protected baby of Carl Renner and his...

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...