Straight Axle Years

These three see-through Corvettes hold significant parts of Chevy history

By Jim Koscs on Jan 6th, 2021 at 9:00 am The unmistakable sound of a Chevy big-block through Corvette exhausts would not stand out as unusual at a New York Chevy dealer’s Corvette show. But when a few showgoers turned their heads to glance at the “car” they heard approaching the event back in 1990, eyes popped and jaws dropped.“It’s not a car! It’s just a chassis – with a guy driving it!”The “car,” which was wearing...

1955 Chevrolet Corvette

The Corvette engineering corps wanted more power. Corvette advertisers wanted more power. Corvette aficionados wanted more power. The Ford Thunderbird team…well, they probably would have preferred that the Corvette stick to its Blue Flame Six engine for another few years at least. But more power is exactly what the Corvette got. For the 1955 model year, Chevrolet’s two-seater finally gained the muscle to fulfill the promise of its catch-me-if-you-can exterior. V-8 power had arrived. And the...

A&B Upholstery Tech Session 1953 Corvette #100

We had a tech session at A&B Upholstery December 19, 2020. MJ (Owner) hosted the event for us as well as Alan Blay who talked about the history of car #100. Below you will see a video of MJ installing a new soft top on the 53. I would like to thank both MJ, Alan Blay and the members who attended the session. As introduced in 1953, the Corvette was mostly a thrown together...

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...