1967 Corvette Custom Widebody that Blew Us Away

1967 Corvette Custom Widebody that Blew Us Away

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette, Corvettes at Auction
The 1967 Corvette Custom Widebody is a stunning car that's coming up for auction at the Mecum Indy show. 1967 Corvette Custom Widebody Vanguard Green with Tan interior. Photo courtesy Mecum Auction This 1967 Corvette Custom Widebody from B Rods in Knoxville, Tennessee is one of the most impressive cars from the SEMA 2019 Show. It's coming up for auction at the Mecum Indy show starting May 13 through 21, 2022, and is Lot 242. Beginning with a '67 Corvette, B Rods transformed it into a modern-day '67 C2 Corvette Stingray with a widebody. Why was this modification done to a Classic C2 Corvette? One-off 1967 Corvette Custom Widebody, 3 inches wider than stock. Photo courtesy Mecum Auction It’s no secret that the C2 Corvette has always been one of…
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1965 Pilot Line Corvette: From Testing to Mecum’s Auction Block

1965 Pilot Line Corvette: From Testing to Mecum’s Auction Block

1965 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
1965 Pilot Line Corvette Valued at $900,000 to 1.2 Million! What makes this special 1965 Pilot Line Corvette so unique? It has the perfect blend of performance, history, and pedigree. This 1965 Corvette Sting Ray “Pilot Line” Convertible, Serial No. 003, is the first non-competition Corvette ever to receive a Mark IV big-block engine and the first with 427 power. It is the first 1965 Corvette Convertible and was a GM Styling Exercise Corvette. Mecum estimates this 1965 Corvette will fetch $900,000 - 1.2 million when it crosses the auction block on May 21, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read on to learn all about this historic Corvette. 1965 Pilot Line Corvette No 3 GM File Photo 1965 C2 Corvette The 1965 C2 Corvette model was in its third year of…
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Retro Designs’ Restored Custom 1965 C2 Corvette

Retro Designs’ Restored Custom 1965 C2 Corvette

1965 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
1965 Corvette C2 Front Driver Side Angle Retro Designs from North Carolina recently unveiled their beautiful custom 1965 C2 Sting Ray. The car was meticulously restored and now it looks like a brand new vehicle. Designed to be more modern, this '65 Corvette has a 435-horsepower LS3 engine, combined with a sleek exterior and interior design, making it the perfect choice for a person yearning for speed, style, and a sports car. Have a look at these pictures below and see why people are so eager for this vehicle! Custom Modern C7 Corvette Chassis It was constructed on a custom modern C7 Corvette chassis which fits the vintage C2 body precisely. With modern C7 underpinnings and suspension, the Retro C2 custom features an independent rear suspension and shock coilovers throughout.…
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1967 Corvette Specifications, Options, Costs, and Photos

1967 Corvette Specifications, Options, Costs, and Photos

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette
The 1967 Corvette is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  In this article, we will look at the 67 Vette Options and Specifications. 22,940 1967 Corvettes were produced.   8,504 1967 Corvette Coupes14,436 1967 Corvette Convertibles In this article, we will look at the 1967 Corvette Options, Specifications, Costs, Colors, Facts, and Details along with photos of some of the best original and restored Corvettes. This beautiful 67 Corvette is owned by David and Mary Matlock. The Matlocks received the Vette Vues Magazine’s Tri-Power Award at the Galveston Corvette Chevy Expo. The 38th Corvette/Chevy Expo was held at the beautiful Galveston Island Convention Center, right on the Gulf of Mexico February 27 & 28, 2016. The Corvette Chevy Expo features World Class Chevrolet Show Cars and Major Vendors selling parts…
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This is the history of the 1966 Corvette

This is the history of the 1966 Corvette

1966 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Specifications
Here's the story behind the 1966 Corvette that was originally thought to be the end of an era. If you're looking for one, we have some history and specifications for you. Cheers and Happy Hunting! Hey Corvette Fans, we have the story behind the 1966 Corvette. For Corvette enthusiasts, the 66’ model was one of their most loved years. Produced between Sept. 1965 and July 1966 at the St. Louis Assembly Plant in Missouri. They sold 27,720 units that year alone - a total up by 4200 over 1965's numbers. The '66 was originally thought to be the end of an era but Chevrolet opted to continue production of the Sting Ray because they feared disappointing their customers with a lack of good quality control among other reasons (more on…
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Rare 1967 Corvette Vault Find Corvette SOLD for $418,000

Rare 1967 Corvette Vault Find Corvette SOLD for $418,000

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
We are looking at the history of a 1967 Corvette, known as the Vault Find. This 1967 Marina Blue with the Bright Blue interior has the 427/435 HP engine with the 4-speed transmission. This rare Corvette went up for auction in the Jackie and Gary Runyon Collection Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the Mecum Kissimmee auction and sold for $418,000. Here is the story as told on the Mecum website: Source: Mecum Auction LOT S113 1967 Corvette Vault Find Corvette - Jackie and Gary Runyon Collection - SOLD for $418,000 After returning from Vietnam as a recipient of two Purple Hearts, Keith Litavsky went right to Jack Douglass Chevrolet in Hinsdale, Illinois, and purchased his dream car with money he’d sent home for that purpose. He treated that 427/435 HP…
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C2 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Cars by Chevrolet for Sale at Mecum Auction 2022 Kissimmee

C2 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Cars by Chevrolet for Sale at Mecum Auction 2022 Kissimmee

C2 Corvette, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
UPDATED: 01/17/2021 - At the end of this blog post are the results for the C2 Corvettes at the Mecum 2022 auction in Kissimmee Florida. C2 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Cars by Chevrolet for Sale at Mecum Auction 2022 Kissimmee At this time there are 406 Corvettes that will be for sale at the Mecum Auction Kissimmee 2022. Today on our blog we are looking at the C2 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Cars by Chevrolet that will be availble for sale. We are looking at the Vette Vues blog at the C2 Corvettes for sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee in Florida, January 5-16, 2022, and taking a look at a few of the unique ones. Once again, at the end of this blog post, we have two spreadsheets. …
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1963 Corvette 327/360 Z06 “Gulf One” Heads to Auction

1963 Corvette 327/360 Z06 “Gulf One” Heads to Auction

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
1963 Corvette 327/360 Z06 "Gulf One” Heads to Auction We are looking on the Vette Vues Magazine blog at the 1963 Corvette 327/360 Z06 "Gulf One” racing Corvette that is heading to the Mecum Kissimmee 2022 auction. (LOT F157) UPDATE: The Gulf One bid to $2,400,000 - The Bid Goes On This 1963 Corvette 327/360 Z06 "Gulf One” is the most successful production racing Corvette of the C2 Era.  It is going up for auction in the John Justo Collection at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction on January 6-16, 2022.  LOT F157 estimated worth is $3,000,000 - $3,500,000.  This extraordinary Sting Ray’s historical significance cannot be overstated. This 1963 Gulf One remains the most highly original of all the original racing Z06 Sting Rays. One of 14 early-production 1963 Corvette Z06s…
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1963 Corvette Split-Window Resto-Mod Goes to Houston Auction at No Reserve

1963 Corvette Split-Window Resto-Mod Goes to Houston Auction at No Reserve

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
The inaugural Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction, held at the NRG Center, starts September 16, 2021, and runs through the 18th. We are going to look today at a stunning 1963 Resto-Mod that is going across the block at No Reserve! Lot #733 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE SPLIT-WINDOW CUSTOM COUPE Photo Credit: Barrett-Jackson UPDATE: Sold for $396,000.00. The inaugural Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction, held at the NRG Center, starts September 16, 2021, and runs through the 18th.  As of this post, there are thirty awesome Corvettes registered for the Houston auction.  Today we are looking at Lot #733; a 1963 Corvette Split-Window Resto-Mod was completed in March 2021 by Jeff Hayes Customs.  It has the classic look of the mid-year Split-Window but with the technology of a newer chassis and new fuel-injected LS engine.…
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Designer Larry Shinoda History and Video Interviews

Designer Larry Shinoda History and Video Interviews

1963 Corvette Information, Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Videos
Today on Vette Vues blog we are looking at the life of designer Larry Shinoda as well as a collection of video interviews with him. Lawrence Kiyoshi (Larry) Shinoda (March 25, 1930 – November 13, 1997) was a legendary American automotive designer who was best known for his work on the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang. Larry Shinoda was a designer who worked for General Motors Styling from 1956 to 1968. Perhaps his most was his working on the final design for the 1963 split-window Sting Ray. He Shinoda was born on March 25, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Southern California and his artistic talents showed up while he was still in grade school. Shinoda and his family were required to live in an internment camp by…
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