1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes Displayed in the Bloomington Gold Collection 2021

1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes Displayed in the Bloomington Gold Collection 2021

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Specifications
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…
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1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019

1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvettes at Auction
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 1971 Ontario Orange Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $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 suspension, 3.55…
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Mark Semerano’s 1971 War Bonnet Yellow Sting Ray

Mark Semerano’s 1971 War Bonnet Yellow Sting Ray

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information
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!…
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1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Brochure

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Brochure

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Vintage Chevrolet Corvette Brochure
Today on Vette Vues blog we are looking at the General Motors historical brochure for the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette. If you are looking to purchase this and other vintage ads, brochures, etc. check out our online classified ads CORVETTE LITERATURE, MODELS, MEMORABILIA AND MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AND WANTED In August 1970 production of the 1971 model Corvette began. By June production of the 1971 Corvette ends. You may download the Vehicle Information Kit on the General Motors Heritage website for the 1971 Corvette. It is 165 pages long...CLICK HERE 1971 Corvette Brochure Cover 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 2 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 3 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 4 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 5 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 6 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 7 1971 Corvette Brochure Page 8 1971 Corvette…
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Cruising in the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Cruising in the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

1971 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
Our Vette Vues Magazine feature today is Wilton Levers who is cruising in his 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. As the 1971 Corvette celebrates its 50th anniversary this year (2021) we take a look at a feature that appeared in the March 2020 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. You can check out other articles on the 1971 Corvette on our blog with This Link. Owner:  Wilton LeversStory and photography by Clive Branson 1971 Exterior Color #983 is the Brands Hatch Green. There were 3,445 Brands Hatch Green chosen on the 1971 Corvette Stingrays. 1971 Corvette Stingray Coupe owned by Wilton Levers Photo Copyrighted by Clive Branson Zora Arkus-Duntov (1909-1996) was a man of little compromise. The Belgian-born American, whose work with Corvette earned him the nicknamed “Father of the Corvette,” reflected…
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The 1971 Corvette LS6 – An Historical Perspective

The 1971 Corvette LS6 – An Historical Perspective

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Information
This year's Gold Collection will salute the 1971 Corvette LS6 engine option.  Only 188 Corvettes were built with the 454 CID 425 HP LS6 engine option, less than the total 3-year production of L88's!  The Collection will present a great group of documented LS6 and ZR2 optioned Corvettes. The Bloomington Gold event is scheduled for June 18-19, 2021 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Downtown Indianapolis. Our feature article is written by Matt Robertson The 1971 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Coupe LS6 is one of the rarest cars in the world. It was only offered for a year, and during that time only 188 were made. The rarity of the LS6 combined with its unique features has made it a coveted prize among classic car collectors. The car was originally priced at…
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1968 Chevrolet Corvette Named “SURVYVR”

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Named “SURVYVR”

1968 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
When he finally finished his dream garage, a 14' by 26' space with Lynchburg epoxy floors, it was the perfect addition to his small post-war Levitt house. Tom Sugar knew it was time to go out and find some American muscle to fill the parking space behind the new 10-foot door. Even though his first car was a MOPAR, a hand-me-down grocery-getter Plymouth Valiant wagon, he has always had a soft spot for Corvettes. From his first ride in the Hertz Corvette strollers at the '64 World's Fair, straight through to the final speech for his high school public speaking class entitled, "This is a Corvette," the iconic American sports car held a special place in his heart. 1964 World's Fair Corvette Strollers1964 World's Fair Nowadays, it didn't hurt that…
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Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette Featured at the Corvette Chevy Expo 2021

Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette Featured at the Corvette Chevy Expo 2021

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On March 13 and 14, 2021, spectators will have a chance to view Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554. Show hours are Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Texas-based collector Danny Reed is a lifelong NASA enthusiast. His collection encompasses Astronaut Corvettes. It started when he spotted Alan Bean’s car on a GMAC lot in Austin. One of his most recent additions to his collection is Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette. You can read about Dave's AstroVette on the Corvette Chevy Expo blog. Learn More Here are some photos of Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s…
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1970 Corvette Historical Brochure

1970 Corvette Historical Brochure

1970 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information
The 1970 Corvette sales brochure was produced by Campbell-Ewald. The advertising agency started in June 1911. Wikipedia says, "Chevrolet became the agency's first major client in 1919 and by 1922, Campbell Ewald was awarded all of General Motors' ad business. The agency continued its partnership with GM for more than 90 years." Our brochure we are looking at today is for the 1970 Corvette. The title on the brochure is: People have the idea you can tell what cars of the future will be like by looking at Chevrolet's Corvette. They're right. 1970 Corvette sales brochure cover When you buy a Corvette, you buy a lot more than a car- you buy an image. A car that looks all hood and wheels. A car that's eager for the open road.…
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1970 Corvettes 50th Anniversary Display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2020

1970 Corvettes 50th Anniversary Display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2020

1970 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives
Today on our blog we will share some photos of the 1970 Corvettes 50th Anniversary Display at the 2020 Corvettes at Carlisle event in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Corvettes at Carlisle 2020 will be remembered for a long time for those who attended. It was a very unusual event because of COVID-19. Many regular Corvette enthusiasts chose not to attend this year. But, for those of use who did, there were still plenty of gorgeous Corvette to enjoy. 1970 Corvettes 50th Anniversary Display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2020 This year the 1970 Corvette was celebrating its 50th anniversary. Bob Cook brings us our photo coverage of this once in a lifetime special display. (You can read about Chip's Choice Display at the 2020 Corvettes at Carlisle show Here.) The 1970 Corvette is…
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