1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car: This Beauty Is A Legend

1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car: This Beauty Is A Legend

1959 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Corvette News and Archives
1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car and Race Car As concept cars go, the 1959 Chevrolet Stingray boasts a remarkable story. What began as an auto styling exercise transformed into one of the most iconic concept cars ever designed. With its Corvette performance and futuristic body, the vehicle has become one of the most easily recognizable concept cars. Here, we’ll explore the history of the 1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car, its inspiration for Corvette models, and its iconic concept car status. Italian Auto Show Inspires a New Design In the fall of 1957, GM’s Vice President of Styling, Bill Mitchell, attended a car show in Turin, Italy. During his stay, he fell under the spell of various Italian sports cars and their streamlined designs. The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante and Abarth…
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1961 Corvette Custom in Stunning Roman Red

1961 Corvette Custom in Stunning Roman Red

1961 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvettes at Auction
1961 Corvette Custom for Sale is the Perfect Blend of Classic and Modern When you're looking for the perfect marriage of modern engineering and classical appeal, you're going to have to search high and low to find it. But this 1961 Corvette Custom may be the perfect pairing out there, with its SRIII tube chassis, custom-tuned GM LS6 5.7L V-8 engine, and a Tremec 5-speed transmission, this model boasts the best of both worlds. Better yet? It can be yours at the Mecum Auction in Orlando on July 9, 2022. This stunning Roman Red Corvette is for sale! 1961 Custom Corvette - Roman Red with Beige and Red interior. - Photo Credit Gary Rosier The 61 Corvette now has beautiful polished five-spoke wheels with low-profile tires.  This stylish '61 drop-top…
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Briggs Cunningham Corvette Race Cars Overview

Briggs Cunningham Corvette Race Cars Overview

1960 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette History
The Briggs Cunningham Corvettes: The 3 Cars That Raced At Le Mans and the 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette All three of the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette race cars that competed at Le Mans have now been accounted for. For the purposes of this article, we will look at the new 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette, as well as the three Corvette Cunninghams that were the predecessors of this great automobile. No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 were the first Corvettes to compete at Le Mans. All three of Cunningham's Corvettes were configured the same. Chevrolet's own effort to take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, backed by the company, wouldn't start until 2000. Who is Briggs Cunningham Briggs Swift Cunningham II Prior to discussing the first, second, third,…
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C1 Corvette Overview: The Making of America’s Sports Car

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

How The C1 Corvette Was Made: See The Car's Evolution We are looking at the C1 Corvette's history in our overview of the first generation Vettes. 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 rear suspension that was absent until the 1963 Stingray model. Throughout its lifetime, the car had many changes, but the most important one for the C1 was when in 1955 the fuel-injected V8 engine was put in place of the straight-6 engine. The C1 Corvette…
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1955 Harvest Gold Corvette Bid to $155,000

1955 Harvest Gold Corvette Bid to $155,000

1955 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
We are looking at a 1955 Harvest Gold Corvette that crossed the auction block at the Mecum Indy 2022 auction. This Bloomington Gold Certified, Top Flight 1955 Harvest Gold Corvette bid up to $155,000 at the Mecum Indy 2022 auction but did not sell. In our previous blog post, we listed the 275 Corvettes that were available May 13-21, 2022, with their lot numbers so you can check on the Corvette for Sale of your interest. We are looking at a 1955 Harvest Gold Corvette that crossed the auction block at the Mecum Indy auction 2022. 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…
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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 1953 Corvette Concept Debut

Dave Kindig 1953 Corvette Concept Debut

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives
Dave Kindig 1953 Corvette Concept that Debut at SEMA 2021 The 2021 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center was November 2-5, 2021, and there were 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 Dave Kindig 1953 Corvette Concept that made its Debut. 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 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…
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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 in public at this historic event, and now the Miller Family is pleased…
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