10 of the Most Desirable Performance Corvettes Ever Made

10 of the Most Desirable Performance Corvettes Ever Made

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Top 10 Most Desirable Production "Performance" Street Corvettes Calling all Corvette Enthusiasts! We have an exciting new list to share about some of the most sought-after Corvettes in the industry. Today, we’re breaking down the top 10 most desirable performance Corvettes from Chevy from the C1 through C7 generations. Whether you’re looking for vintage American classic muscle or sleek new Corvette power and agility, Chevy has produced a wide array of desirable performance Corvettes for you to enjoy. Check out our post where we take a deeper dive into each generation and highlight our favorite performance Corvette. HOME By K. Scott Teeters Marking a special moment in history, the new E-Ray Corvette made its public debut on January 17, 2023, precisely seventy years since the Corvette's original grand introduction at…
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Green Gold 1963 Corvette by Eddie’s Rod & Custom at the 2022 SEMA Show

Green Gold 1963 Corvette by Eddie’s Rod & Custom at the 2022 SEMA Show

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Eddie's Rod & Custom's Green Gold 1963 Corvette - 2022 SEMA Show! This Green Gold 1963 Corvette by Eddie's Rod & Custom (Eddie Pettus Jr) is the cover of the February 2023 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. It is included in Part 2 coverage of SEMA 2022 by Wayne Ellwood. February 2023 Corvette Vette Vues Magazine - Green Gold '63 Stingray by Eddie’s Rod and Custom at SEMA in 2022 The car was painted in a matte finish with a custom color named Rogue Green using BASF Glasurit Paint. Interestingly, the exterior appearance is maintained using Griot's Garage Interior Detailer. Read on to learn more details about this Corvette. EDDIE PETTUS JR – XP-63 Rogue Green 1963 The paint on this 1963 Corvette by Eddie's Rod & Custom Corvette is…
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Own A Piece Of History Now: First Corvette Sting Ray Goes to Auction

Own A Piece Of History Now: First Corvette Sting Ray Goes to Auction

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette News and Archives Category, Corvettes at Auction
A chance to own the first Corvette Sting Ray and the earliest-known C2 Corvette! The First Corvette Sting Ray Goes to Auction at Mecum Kissimmee 2023 - Photo Credit Mecum Auction Are you looking for the opportunity of a lifetime to be the first? If so, you don't want to miss the Mecum Kissimmee 2023 auction! This is your chance to own the First Corvette Sting Ray ever offered to the general public, VIN 30867S100003. And it is the earliest-known second-generation Corvette in existence! What is the Mecum Kissimmee 2023 Auction? Mecum is a world-renowned collector car auction company and will be holding their annual auction from January 4-15, 2023, at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The auction has a massive selection of classic cars for sale and…
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1963 Corvette ZO6 Gulf One 327/360 bid to $2,400,000

1963 Corvette ZO6 Gulf One 327/360 bid to $2,400,000

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1963 Corvette ZO6 Gulf One is the most successful production racing Corvette of the C2 Era.  1963 Corvette 327/360 Z06 "Gulf One” Heads to Auction We are looking on the Vette Vues Magazine blog at the 1963 Corvette ZO6 Gulf One with the 327/360 engine that headed to the Mecum Kissimmee 2022 auction. (LOT F157). The 1963 Corvette ZO6 Gulf One bid to $2,400,000 - The Bid Goes On This 1963 Corvette ZO6 Gulf One with the 327/360 engine is the most successful production racing Corvette of the C2 Era. This Corvette was for sale 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…
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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

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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. 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. The inaugural Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction, held at the NRG Center, started September 16, 2021, and ran through the 18th. This stunning Corvette is painted red and has a custom distressed leather Saddle interior. …
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Designer Larry Shinoda History and Video Interviews

Designer Larry Shinoda History and Video Interviews

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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…
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1963 Corvette ZO6 Tanker – Part 1

1963 Corvette ZO6 Tanker – Part 1

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Today on the Vette Vues Magazine blog we are looking at part 1 of a two-part article that appeared in May and June 2020 issues of Vette Vues. It covers the history of the 1963 Corvette ZO6 and one that is owned by Dave Matlock. The cover of the May 2020 issue is Dave's 1963 ZO6 big tank Corvette on display at the Corvette Chevy Expo in Galveston Island Texas. Dave Matlock's 1963 Z06 Tanker Sting Ray: Born to Be A Race Car and a Collector Car! Article by K. Scott Teeters Image Credit: G.M. Archives 1963 Corvette ZO6 Tanker Engine 1963 Corvette ZO6 Tanker Ever since the introduction of the 2001 Z06, there's been an increased emphasis on the structure of the Corvette. The C5 Corvette was arguably the…
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An Overview of the C2 Corvette

An Overview of the C2 Corvette

The C2 Corvette History The C2 Chevrolet Corvette spans from 1963 to 1967. Here’s an overview of the second generation of Corvettes built during this time. We are looking at the C2 Corvette's history. The changes that were made during the five-year span. The C2 Corvette ran from 1963 to 1967. Here’s an overview of the second generation of Corvettes built during this time. The muscle car is integral in the American story, from the Beach Boys’ giddy-up 409 to Bruce Springsteen’s ’69 Chevy with a 396. However, none capture the collective imagination of all the great muscle cars like the Chevrolet Corvette. Though the Corvette debuted in 1953, it was the introduction of the second-generation Corvette, the C2, that solidified its place at the top of the muscle car market. What…
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Barrett-Jackson Auction Raised $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief

Barrett-Jackson Auction Raised $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief

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Barrett-Jackson Online Only Auction Sets World Records, Helps NASCAR Team Owner Richard Childress Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – May 20, 2020 – Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auction, set two world collector car auction records and raised $425,000 for charity during its successful Online Only May 2020 Auction. During the online auction, which closed on May 17, Barrett-Jackson offered a limited selection of carefully curated vehicles and automobilia that brought in more than $3.79 million, including an amazing $425,000 for charity with the help of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. Barrett-Jackson set two world auction records for collector cars, including a 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Race Car (Lot #100) that sold for $61,600, and a 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo (Lot #217), which closed bidding at…
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1963 ZO6 Test – Video

1963 ZO6 Test – Video

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette News and Archives Category
Legendary Zora Arkus Duntov handpicked top Corvette racers to test drive the all-new 1963 ZO6 Corvette Stingray. He chose Dave MacDonald and Dick Thompson. On June 29 through July 1, 1962, Zora held a three-day media event. This historic test was used in a GM promotional video titled Biography of a Sports Car and was distributed around the globe as part of GM's '63 sales campaign. First Four 1963 ZO6s Given to Racers Two months later GM presented the first four 1963 Z06 Corvettes off the line to renowned Corvette racers Dave MacDonald, Bob Bondurant, Doug Hooper & Jerry Grant - it was decided MacDonald would receive VIN#684, the very first. All four Stingrays would debut at Riverside International Raceway on Oct 13, 1962. Also debuting that day was Carroll…
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