XP-895 Reynolds Aluminum Corvette: One In A Series

XP-895 Reynolds Aluminum Corvette: One In A Series

1972 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information
XP-895 Reynolds Aluminum Corvette Prototype In today's blog post, we're looking at the XP-895 Reynolds Aluminum Corvette Prototype. This prototype features a 400 cid small block V8 mounted transversely in a mid-engine position. You can read more about it here in this detailed overview. If you're interested in learning more about this car, please read today's blog post and share this with someone who loves Corvettes. The XP-895 Reynolds Aluminum Corvette was part of a series of experimental Corvettes exploring alternatives for engine placement and chassis layout. Photo GM Heritage Center Two units of the experimental XP-895 were built. One had a steel body and the other an aluminum body. The aluminum-bodied unit was a joint project between GM and Reynolds Aluminum. Photo GM Heritage Center The US has a long…
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1972 Corvette Stingray: The End Of An Era

1972 Corvette Stingray: The End Of An Era

1972 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information
1972 Corvette Stingray marked the end of an era for the 3rd Generation in the Corvette series. As a coupe, the 1972 Corvette came with retractable T-top roof panels and a back window. As a convertible, the classic sports car featured a soft folding top, but you could get a hardtop for an additional cost. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, the third generation of the Corvette, was produced from 1968 to 1982 and is recognized as the shark model for its aggressive styling. It is instantly identifiable by its prominent blistered fender design and long dash-to-axle proportion, which gives the impression of motion. Tags:  1972   C3 1972 marked the beginning of several exciting nationwide developments in music, art, movies, and technology. You may know it as the year when the iconic…
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C3 Vette Registry – 21 years at Corvettes at Carlisle

C3 Vette Registry – 21 years at Corvettes at Carlisle

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The best of all worlds. Join the C3 Vette Registry at the world's largest Corvette car show. Corvettes at Carlisle is held every August in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has been running since 1982. Corvettes at Carlisle is the largest Corvette show in the world. - Photo Courtesy C3 Vette Registry Our topic today is C3 Vette Registry at Corvettes at Carlisle. Corvettes at Carlisle is held every August in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has been running since 1982. It has evolved into the largest All Corvette show in the country. Corvettes at Carlisle is celebrating its 40th year, and the C3 Vette Registry will be on hand to celebrate along with many other Corvette clubs on August 25 - 27, 2022. Today we're going to discuss the C3VR and its role…
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1972 Corvette Advertisements: 50 Years Old

1972 Corvette Advertisements: 50 Years Old

1972 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Vintage Corvette Advertisements
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…
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C3 PHOTOS FROM YESTERYEAR OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C3 PHOTOS FROM YESTERYEAR OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

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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.…
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C3 Generation Chevrolet Corvette Overview

C3 Generation Chevrolet Corvette Overview

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…
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