C1 Corvette Overview: The Making of America’s Sports Car

C1 Corvette Overview: The Making of America’s Sports Car

As we start our C1 Corvette overview, we have one of the first photos of the 1953 Corvette. The first C1 Corvette came off the Flint production line on June 30, 1953, and carried a price tag of $3,490. The two-seat sports car could go zero to 60 in 11 or 12 seconds. How The C1 Corvette Was Made: See The Car's Evolution We are looking at the C1 Corvette's history. Although the C1 Chevrolet Corvette ran from 1953 through 1962, its legacy lives on in cars from more recent generations. Let's explore the significance of the Chevrolet Corvette C1's impact on America's car culture by going back and understanding the details of its history. Chevrolet created the C1 Corvette and called it the solid-axle Corvette due to the independent…
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1955 Harvest Gold Corvette Goes to Mecum Indy Auction

1955 Harvest Gold Corvette Goes to Mecum Indy Auction

1955 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
We are looking at a 1955 Harvest Gold Corvette that will be crossing the auction block at the Mecum Indy auction. In our previous blog post, we listed the 275 Corvettes that will be available May 13-21, 2022, with their lot numbers so you can check on the Corvette for Sale of your interest. We will be adding featured cars leading up to the auction, so check back and see what's new. We are looking at a 1955 Harvest Gold Corvette that will be crossing the auction block at the Mecum Indy auction. The car we are looking at is Lot F142, one of 120 Harvest Gold 1955 Corvettes built. This Corvette is the first year of the V-8 in Corvette, a catch-your-eye color combination, and numerous prestigious awards in…
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1957 Corvette Super Sport – The Forgotten Show Car – FlipBook

1957 Corvette Super Sport – The Forgotten Show Car – FlipBook

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
We are sharing from the Vette Vues Magazine archives, a feature article of a Corvette that is going up for auction at the Mecum January Kissimmee Florida auction. LOT S145 1957 Corvette Super Sport Show Car was featured in Vette Vues Magazine May 2018, titled "1957 Corvette Super Sport - The Forgotten Show Car." COVER OF THE MAY 2018 ISSUE VETTE VUES MAGAZINE CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE FLIPBOOK Would you like to know more about the history of the first-generation Corvettes? The first C1 Corvette came off the Flint production line on June 30, 1953, and carried a price tag of $3,490. The two-seat sports car could go zero to 60 in 11 or 12 seconds. Learn more about the journey of the C1 Corvette in our C1 Corvette…
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Tremendous Selection of C1 Corvettes For Sale at Mecum Kissimmee 2022 Auction

Tremendous Selection of C1 Corvettes For Sale at Mecum Kissimmee 2022 Auction

C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
UPDATED 01/17/2022 AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST ARE THE C1 CORVETTE AUCTION RESULTS FROM THE MECUM KISSIMMEE 2022 AUCTION Today on the Vette Vues Magazine blog, we are looking at the C1 Corvettes for Sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee January 6-16, 2022.  The C1 ran from 1953-1962.  The first-year Corvettes were all Polo White paint, red interior, and black soft top with a total production of 300. Production of the 1962 Corvette ended in August of 1962 and now comes in seven color choices.   Many changes took place on the C1 Corvette along the way, engine, transmission, etc., and the Corvette now had emerged as an American classic.   There were a total of 69,015 C1 Corvettes made and Mecum has 65 of them you…
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Dave Kindig Unique 1953 Corvette Concept that Debut at SEMA 2021

Dave Kindig Unique 1953 Corvette Concept that Debut at SEMA 2021

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives
This week, the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas is going on (November 2-5, 2021), and there are some of the most awesome cars in the world on display.  Today on the Vette Vues' blog, we are looking at the One-Of-A-Kind 1953 Corvette Concept by Dave Kindig. Make sure you check out the video at the end where Dave Kindig gives us a tour of his custom 1953 Corvette C1. Dave Kindig Unique 1953 Corvette Concept that Debut at SEMA 2021 side shot photo. Carbon fiber body designed by KINGDIG-IT DESIGN and manufactured by Doug’s Performance Corvettes. Photo Credits Gary Rosier David Kindig and his talented team have been designing some of the best cars on the planet.  But Dave has always wanted to create his very own one-off TurnKey…
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1957 Corvette Big Brake Airbox

1957 Corvette Big Brake Airbox

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
Today we are looking back at the 1957 Corvette Big Tank Airbox Serial No. 4007 and some of its history. We originally covered this in 2018 when it was headed to Mecum Auction in Kissimmee. The earliest known Airbox Corvette, Lot S140, was auctioned Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction. The 1957 Airbox Corvette bid up to $500,000 but did not sell on the block. It is one of 43 Airbox Cars produced of which only twenty-two are known to exist. This award-winning 1957 Corvette is Serial No. 4007 and was completed on May 15, 1957. The car was ordered by a Chevrolet dealer and racer, Bill Howe, in Middleton Ohio during a special SCCA event in which GM announced the car's development. That was in January…
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1960 Briggs Cunningham #3 Corvette

1960 Briggs Cunningham #3 Corvette

1960 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Iconic Le Man 1960 Briggs Cunningham #3 Corvette Confirmed for Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance Class Winning 1960 Racer Joins 2021 60th Anniversary Tribute C8 at the Heacock Classic Booth 1960 Le Mans Corvette Race Car #3 There is a great pdf about the story behind the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans #3 Corvette on the Registry of Corvette Race Cars' website by Lance Miller dated May 1, 2010. READ MORE It was not all that long ago that news broke of the grand debut of the 60th Anniversary  Cunningham C8 Corvette with Lance Miller and the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation (CMAF) as part of the 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance.  This special sweepstakes car will be seen for the FIRST TIME in public at this historic event, and now the Miller Family is…
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1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Corvette Goes to Auction

1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Corvette Goes to Auction

1960 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Features, Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Racing News, Corvettes at Auction
1960 Chevrolet Corvette Briggs Cunningham LeMans Race Car Theodore W. Pieper ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's 1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Corvette Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island 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! The RM Sotheby’s auction at Amelia Island is on May 22, 2021. The preview starts Thursday the 20th from 10 AM until 7 PM and continues on Friday. Saturday the preview starts at 9 AM and the Auction begins at 11 AM. Also during the Amelia Island Concours, on Friday, May 21, 2021, Chevrolet Motorsports…
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1956 Corvette History, Features and Specifications

1956 Corvette History, Features and Specifications

1956 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information
Today on the Vette Vues blog, we are looking at the 1956 Corvette's history, features, specifications, and some great Corvette photos. Just three years after its introduction, Corvette was under attack from within as Chevrolet and GM management considered disappointing sales. But it was under the protection of three very powerful advocates: Harley Earl, Chevrolet President Ed Cole, and engineer Zora Arkus Duntov. Earl, Cole and Duntov were determined to establish Corvette as America’s premier sports car. But, critics said that the Corvette's styling was already aging. The 1956 C1 Corvette represented the first major redesign of the original body style. The new sports car, the 1956 Corvette, the body received a new redesign with the cove inserts and smoother exterior lines. This first-generation Corvette now offered buyers outside door…
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1956 Corvette Advertisements: Vintage & Classic

1956 Corvette Advertisements: Vintage & Classic

1956 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Advertisements
Chevrolet produced a lot of 1956 Corvette advertisements. Today on our blog we are taking a look back at some of these advertisements. We also want to share a little history of the 1956 C1 Corvette. We have included some 1956 Corvette Trivia questions for your next club get-together. 1956 had an all-new, streamlined body for the Corvette with roll-up windows. The Corvette "roadster" finally qualifies as a true "convertible." There were three engine choices now, and nearly all buyers opted for the 225 hp, dual four-barrel carbureted 265 c.i. V-8. The Corvette transmission choices were split by almost 50-50 between autos and 3-speed manual units. FIBERGLASS FACT: A rare option was the special high-lift camshaft that provided an (unofficial) output of 240 hp! Trivia Questions Here are a few…
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