As we look at the C3 Corvette we remember a stylish and powerful sports car for its time. The C3 Corvette ran from 1968 through 1982.
The C3 Corvette Overview: The C3 Corvette ran from 1968 through 1982. It featured a pointed front bumper, an aggressively-straked roofline, and a flat rear bumper. These features would earn the C3 Corvette the nickname “The Shark.”
So how many C3 Corvettes were produced?
All fifteen years of the C3 Corvette = 542,741 production totals
Here are links to the C3 Corvette by model year. You will find articles relating to that specific year group there.
In the 1972 Corvette advertisements, the main theme was "Chevrolet. Building a Better way to see the U.S.A. We have three magazine ads we are looking at for the 1972 C3 Corvette. It's hard to believe it's been over 50 years since Chevrolet first released the 1972 Corvette. The '72 Corvette is in the third generation of Vettes. The C3 Corvette sports car arrived in showrooms in 1968 and had a 15-year lifecycle. Here are three ads for the 1972 Corvette that we pulled from our archives. We want your 1972 Chevrolet to be the best car you ever owned.Corvette. Everything you need is standard except the gas.Our Corvette Coupe has two removable roof panels. The 1972 Corvette left its mark on the automotive industry with its fast and fierce…
In this post, we will look at a story in Vette Vues Magazine about the 1975 Corvette Hatchback Coupe by Ecklers written by James Prather. We learn about the features, specifications, and general information from when it was introduced in 1976. The 1975 Corvette was the eighth year of the third-generation Corvette. There were 38,465 C3 Corvettes produced that year. 1976 Cover of Vette Vues Magazine featuring the 1975 Corvette Hatchback Coupe by Ecklers. This article appeared in October 1976, Volume Five, Number 4 issue of Vette Vues Magazine ECKLER'S CONCOURS PREPARED A 1975 CORVETTE HATCHBACK COUPE The original design and concept of this beautiful machine were done by Ralph Eckler of Titusville, Florida. Starting with a 1975 Corvette coupe as the prototype, he then completely redesigned the car from…
Mecum Kissimmee 2022 Auction Conclusion - C3 Corvette Results We have the C3 Corvette auction results from the Mecum Kissimmee 2022 auction. The Mecum Kissimmee 2022 Auction had 106 C3 Corvettes available for sale. The highest SOLD C3 Corvette was Lot W145.1 for $335,500. The lowest price SOLD C3 Corvette was a 1975 Corvette Coupe J186 for $12,100. 83 of the C3 Corvettes SOLD! There were three 1969 L88sW145.1 Sold $335,500 (also the highest Sold C3 Corvette)MG11 - No InfoK126.1 Bid to $340,00 Bid Goes On You can read about this Corvette on our blog CLICK HERE W145.1 Sold $335,500 (also the highest Sold C3 Corvette) LOT W145.1 1 of 116 L88 Corvettes built-in 1969 - Photo Credit Mecum Auction HIGHLIGHTS Bloomington Gold CertifiedNCRS Performance VerificationNCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence1…
Rare, Ground-Pounding, Fathom Green 1969 L88 Corvette for sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee January 8, 2022. UPDATE: THIS CORVETTE BID TO $340,000 BUT DID NOT SELL...THE BID GOES ON! Ground-Pounding Fathom Green 1969 L88 Corvette for sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee 2022 Source: Mecum Auction's website The 35th Anniversary Bloomington Gold Corvette Show was held at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, just outside of Chicago in St. Charles, Illinois, on June 26 – 29, 2008, the seventh year that the show has been held at this spectacular location. Only twenty (20) L88s were built in 1967, eighty (80) in 1968, and one hundred and sixteen (116) in 1969. The highlight was The L88 Invasion in the Special Collection at the 2008 event. The Special Collection was…
The C3 1971 Corvette is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and today we are looking at some photos of the 50th Anniversary display at Corvettes at Carlisle this year (August 26-28, 2021). The C3 Vette Registry was the featured sponsor of the 50-year/1971 Corvette display. “C3 Vette Registry is happy to sponsor the 1971 Corvette display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2021,” noted registry founder Adam Wartell. “Since we are all about celebrating the longest-running generation of Corvette models (the C3), we hope to make even more C3 owners aware of our club so we can help them enjoy their C3 as we already have with thousands of C3 owners since we were founded in 2001.” Be sure to check out the December 2021 issue of Vette Vues Magazine for…
Take a trip down memory lane as we look at the third part of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine covering Corvette body kits and dress up parts. We are looking back at the various custom modifications on the C3 Corvettes that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. Enjoy the journey! C3 - THE HISTORY OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS By Wayne Ellwood Photo Credits: Facebook, General Motors, Jeff Page-Heartland, Eckler, Ben Labaree, Tony Mezzacca Motorsport, Chris Farkash, Wayne Ellwood This is the third re-post of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine. We are looking back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles.…
Today on the Vette Vues blog, we look at the 1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes displayed in the Gold Collection at the 49th Bloomington Gold Corvette Show. The event was held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1971 LS6 The original LS6 produced 425 bhp and was the most powerful engine offered in 1971. Only 188 cars were produced with this powerplant, less than one percent of Corvette’s 21,801 1971 production run. The option price was $1,221.00, or 22 percent of the coupe’s $5,496.00 base price. When tested by a leading automotive magazine, an LS6 with a four-speed manual and a 3.36:1 limited-slip differential produced impressive numbers: a 0 to 60 time of 5.3 seconds, 13.8 seconds@105 mph in the quarter-mile, and fuel mileage between 9 and 14…
As we continue to look at the 1971 Corvette, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, we look at a 1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible that sold for $380,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2019 auction and a ZR2 that sold for $495,000.00 at Barrett-Jackson in 2014 and Mecum Sold a 1971 ZR2 for $440,000 in Monterey 2010. Photos Courtesy Mecum Auction Source: Mecum Auction Website 1971 Ontario Orange Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019 The engine in the 1971 Ontario Orange Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold for $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019 Here are the highlights: 1 of 12 produced in both Coupe and Convertible1 of 2 known ZR2 ConvertiblesExport per NCRS/GM Shipping Data ReportAluminum Heads, heavy-duty radiator, radio deleteM22 heavy-duty 4-Speed, J50/56 power heavy duty brakesSpecial heavy-duty…
Today we are looking back on Vette Vues blog at an article on a 1971 War Bonnet Yellow Sting Ray owned by Mark Semerano. This is a copy of an article that appeared in the January 2019 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. We hope you enjoy it... https://vettevuesdpub.flowpaper.com/1971/ Mark Semerano's 1971 War Bonnet Yellow Sting Ray Here are some other blog post about the 1971 Corvette: If you have never seen Vette Vues Magazine check out our Issue Preview and see what our subscribers are enjoying each month. Vette Vues Magazine is jammed packed with Corvette information covering C1 to C8. Each monthly issue has features, reviews, tips, restorations, clubs, events, racing, auction results, model cars, classifieds, products, services, and more. Enjoy the latest Corvette news, as well as some great historical facts. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
C3 Corvette C3 Corvette Overview: The C3 generation from 1968 through 1982. The C3 Corvette, the third generation of the iconic American sports car, arrived in showrooms in 1968. Over its 15-year lifecycle, this car was a reflection of the changing times, mirroring the ups and downs of the American economic landscape. Prior to its release, excitement for a new Corvette model was at an all-time high. The previous generation of Corvettes, the C2 Stingray, was beloved for its stylish appearance and incredible performance. The new 'Vette needed to live up to its predecessor's legacy and sate the increasing appetite for American muscle cars. Read on to learn all about C3 history. Initial Design Zora Arkus-Duntov and Billy Mitchell, the engineers behind the C2 Chevrolet Corvette, joined Chevy's engineering head Frank…