1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island

1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island

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1960 Chevrolet Corvette Briggs Cunningham LeMans Race Car Theodore W. Pieper ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's One of the earliest cars from Corvette’s endurance racing past is headed for auction at RM Sotheby’s 2021 Amelia Island auction.  The 1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car could bring over $1.3M. This will be sold at No Reserve! Wealthy racer Briggs Cunningham fielded a team of three Corvettes for the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours.  Chevrolet didn’t officially back the team, but Duntov on the sly provided the program with expertise and support.  Each car was optioned for racing with heavy-duty brakes, suspension, and a fuel-injected 283-cubic-inch small-block V-8.  Briggs Cunningham and driving partner Bill Kimberly piloted the #1 car. Just three hours into the race the car crashed, ending its…
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1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer

1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer

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Today on the Vette Vues blog we are looking at the 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer that is owned by Kevin Mackay, Corvette Repair Inc in Valley Stream, New York. Our first set of photos are from Chip's Choice Display 2017 at Corvettes at Carlisle. The next set is from the 2017 Bloomington Gold Special Collection. 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Front on display at the 2017 Corvettes at Carlisle Chip's Choice. 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Interior 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Rear Quarter 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Side Number 92 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Side Branding 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Engine Bay 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Historical Photos…
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1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Brochure

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Brochure

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Today on Vette Vues blog we are looking at the General Motors historical brochure for the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette. If you are looking to purchase this and other vintage ads, brochures, etc. check out our online classified ads CORVETTE LITERATURE, MODELS, MEMORABILIA AND MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AND WANTED In August 1970 production of the 1971 model Corvette began. By June production of the 1971 Corvette ends. You may download the Vehicle Information Kit on the General Motors Heritage website for the 1971 Corvette. It is 165 pages long... 1971 Corvette Brochure Cover 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 2 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 3 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 4 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 5 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 6 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 7 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 8 1971 Corvette Brochure…
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Cruising in the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Cruising in the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

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Our Vette Vues Magazine feature today is Wilton Levers who is cruising in his 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. As the 1971 Corvette celebrates its 50th anniversary this year (2021) we take a look at a feature that appeared in the March 2020 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. You can check out other articles on the 1971 Corvette on our blog with This Link. Owner:  Wilton LeversStory and photography by Clive Branson 1971 Exterior Color #983 is the Brands Hatch Green. There were 3,445 Brands Hatch Green chosen on the 1971 Corvette Stingrays. 1971 Corvette Stingray Coupe owned by Wilton Levers Photo Copyrighted by Clive Branson Zora Arkus-Duntov (1909-1996) was a man of little compromise. The Belgian-born American, whose work with Corvette earned him the nicknamed “Father of the Corvette,” reflected…
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1996 C4 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

1996 C4 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

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Today on our blog we are looking at the 1996 C4 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure. The Model-year 1996 was the final year of the C4 Corvette that was produced 1983-1996. The Grand Sport was a limited-edition model with a total production output of just 1,000 units—810 coupes and 190 convertibles. The Grand Sport paid homage to the legendary competition Corvette of the same name that was raced in the 1963 season with drivers Jim Hall, Roger Penske, Augie Pabst, and Dick Thompson. The 1996 Grand Sport—RPO Z16—was visually identifiable by its exclusive paint livery in Admiral Blue with white stripes and bright red hashes across the left front fender. It came equipped with the highest output LT4 engine fitted with aluminum cylinder heads, which generated 330 HP. Available only with the…
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Grand Sport Legend John Heinricy and VIN #0001 1996 Corvette will make a Special Appearance at Corvettes at Carlisle 2021

Grand Sport Legend John Heinricy and VIN #0001 1996 Corvette will make a Special Appearance at Corvettes at Carlisle 2021

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In this blog post, we take a look at the 1996 C4 Chevrolet Grand Sport, GM Engineer John Heinricy, VIN #0001 1996 Corvette, and a little special Grand Sport display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2021. 1996 Grand Sport with GM Engineer John Heinricy at the NCM In a recent press release from Carlisle Events, we learned that retired GM Engineer John Heinricy, and the first 1996 Grand Sport off the line will be at this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle.  The event takes place at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle Pennsylvania August 26-28, 2021. This year will mark 25 years of the consumer-based Corvette Grand Sport.  In the statement from Carlisle, they said, “Corvettes at Carlisle and the Corvette community have marveled at the design, power, and elegance of the Grand Sport…
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The 1971 Corvette LS6 – An Historical Perspective

The 1971 Corvette LS6 – An Historical Perspective

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This year's Gold Collection will salute the 1971 Corvette LS6 engine option.  Only 188 Corvettes were built with the 454 CID 425 HP LS6 engine option, less than the total 3-year production of L88's!  The Collection will present a great group of documented LS6 and ZR2 optioned Corvettes. The Bloomington Gold event is scheduled for June 18-19, 2021 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Downtown Indianapolis. Our feature article is written by Matt Robertson The 1971 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Coupe LS6 is one of the rarest cars in the world. It was only offered for a year, and during that time only 188 were made. The rarity of the LS6 combined with its unique features has made it a coveted prize among classic car collectors. The car was originally priced at…
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1968 Chevrolet Corvette Named “SURVYVR”

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Named “SURVYVR”

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When he finally finished his dream garage, a 14’ by 26’ porcelain tiled addition to his small post-war Levitt house, Tom Sugar knew it was time to go out and find some American muscle to fill the parking space behind the new 10-foot door. Even though his first car was a MOPAR, a hand-me-down grocery-getter Plymouth Valiant wagon, he has always had a soft spot for Corvettes. From his first ride in the Hertz Corvette strollers at the ’64 World’s Fair, straight through to the final speech for his high school public speaking class entitled, “This is a Corvette,” the iconic American sports car held a special place in his heart. 1964 World's Fair Corvette Strollers1964 World's Fair Nowadays, it didn’t hurt that two of his pals at work (he’s…
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1967 Corvette L88 Coupe sells for $2,695,000 at Mecum Glendale Auction

1967 Corvette L88 Coupe sells for $2,695,000 at Mecum Glendale Auction

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An Original Engine, Duntov Mark of Excellence, 1967 Corvette L88 Coupe sold for $2,695,000 at Mecum Auction held at Glendale on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Mecum Glendale 2021 Records $42.3 Million in Sales. A total of 712 of the 829 offered vehicles hammered sold for an exceptional 86% sell-through rate, and the auction’s top seller achieved a sale price of $2.7 million. The top-selling 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe (Lot S122.1) was an award-winning car that boasted an original legendary L88 engine, easily shooing it into the multimillion-dollar collector car category. Photos and text courtesy of Mecum Auction One of 20 L88 Corvettes produced in 19671967 L88 Corvette Interior1967 L88 Corvette RearThe only known Sunfire Yellow L88 CorvetteThe only Duntov and Triple Diamond-awarded 1967 Corvette L88 still equipped with its…
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Corvette Racing’s C8.Rs Special Mobil 1 Livery at Sebring 2021

Corvette Racing’s C8.Rs Special Mobil 1 Livery at Sebring 2021

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The 69th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented By Advance Auto Parts took place March 17-20, 2021. Corvette Racing has unveiled a pair of one-off liveries for its two C8.R models. The No. 3 car will be driven by the latest Rolex 24 winners Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia, and Nicky Catsburg. The No. 4 car will feature Tommy Milner, Nick Tandy, and Alexander Sims who replace recently-retired Marcel Fassler. The 2021 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring marks a quarter-century partnership between Corvette Racing and Mobil 1. To celebrate this monumental 25-year milestone, which has resulted in over 100 wins, both Corvette Racing entries on the track will feature brand-new silver liveries. For the first time since 1999, the primary silver will match the color featured on bottles…
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