Alan L. Bean’s 1969 Corvette Astrovette | Vette Vues Magazine

Alan L. Bean’s 1969 Corvette Astrovette | Vette Vues Magazine

1969 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Features, Corvette Videos
In this blog post, we look back to the September 2013 issue of Vette Vues Magazine when we featured Alan Bean's 1969 Corvette Astrovette. [caption id="attachment_4706" align="aligncenter" width="600"] September 2013 Cover Vette Vues Magazine. The cover Vette is Alan Bean's 1969 Corvette Astrovette.[/caption] Alan L. Bean’s 1969 Chorvette ‘Astrovette’  By Bonnie Wolf Photographer: Danny Reed [caption id="attachment_4657" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Alan L Bean’s 1969 Corvette Astrovette[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module pilot for the Apollo 12 mission, starts down the ladder of the Lunar Module (LM) “Intrepid” to join astronaut Charles Conrad, Jr., mission Commander, on the lunar surface. 19 November 1969. By NASA Charles Pete Conrad[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4662" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Portrait of the prime crew of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission. From left to right…
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1968 C3 Corvette Called the Shark!

1968 C3 Corvette Called the Shark!

1968 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information
The 1968 C3 Corvette (Third Generation) C3 Shark model Corvette history starts with the 1968 model year.  This generation three Vette lasted from 1968 to 1982, a fifteen-year run. The 1968 to 1972 Corvettes have the chrome-bumpers and are highly sought after.  There were more than a half-million third-generation Corvettes built from 1968 to 1982. In this post, we will look at some history, options, production numbers, and photos of the 1968 C3 Shark Corvette, the first of the Generation 3 Vettes. Serial No. 194678S400001 - 194678S428566Total Production = 28,566 (9,936 Coupe, 18,630 Convertible) The total sales for the new "Shark" was a new all-time record and set the stage for the fifteen-year run of the third-generation Corvette. The 1968 Corvette offered ten different Exterior Color Choices.  The interior was…
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Eckler’s Concours Prepared 1975 Corvette Hatchback Coupe

Eckler’s Concours Prepared 1975 Corvette Hatchback Coupe

1975 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Features
In this post, we will look at a story in Vette Vues Magazine of Eckler's 1975 Corvette Hatchback coupe. We learn about the features, specifications, and general information from when it was introduced in 1976. [caption id="attachment_2263" align="aligncenter" width="662"] 1976 Cover of Vette Vues Magazine featuring the 1975 Corvette Hatchback Coupe by Ecklers.[/caption] This article appeared in October 1976, Volume Five, Number 4 issue of Vette Vues Magazine ECKLER'S CONCOURS PREPARED 1975 CORVETTE HATCHBACK COUPE By Jim Prather 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 front to rear. The finished result is a Corvette that is all new in design but with still familiar…
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1969 Chevrolet Corvette Auctioned at No Reserve

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Auctioned at No Reserve

1969 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
[caption id="attachment_1678" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] No Reserve 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe from the Dale Reed Collection will be auctioned Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1679" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] No Reserve 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe from the Dale Reed Collection will be auctioned Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee.[/caption] Photo Credits: William Wolf IV This No Reserve 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe from the Dale Reed Collection will be auctioned Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee. It's estimated values is $60,000 - $75,000. The Mecum Auction started Jan 6, 2017, and runs through Jan 15, 2017, in Kissimmee, Florida. This featured Corvette is LOT T125 and is Silver with Black interior. 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE FEATURES: Tri-Power 427/435 HP  V-8 engine…
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2016 SEMA Coverage – 1971 C3 Custom Corvette Built by Heartland Customs

2016 SEMA Coverage – 1971 C3 Custom Corvette Built by Heartland Customs

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives
MEGUIAR’S POLISHES Displayed a 1971 C3 Custom Corvette Built by Heartland Customs   Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood [caption id="attachment_3220" align="aligncenter" width="718"] 1971 C3 Custom Corvette Built by Heartland Customs[/caption] Meguiar’s Polishes incorporated a bright red 1971 C3 Custom Corvette in its display. This car was built by Heartland Customs of Purcell (OK) and lists a large number of modifications. The paint is one of its many notable features. It’s a PPG Deltron base/clear candy red metallic with matte finish Steel Cities Gray stripes. The engine in this '71 C3 Custom Corvette is a GM LS3 427 small block with a polished Magnussen supercharger. The powertrain includes a T56 Magnum six-speed transmission and short throw shifter. All of this riding on a SpecVette chassis by the Roadster Shop, narrowed…
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The One and Only 1983 Corvette

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National Corvette Museum Published on Oct 20, 2016 Learn about the world's only 1983 Corvette in this video. The world's only 1983 Corvette has long been shrouded with mystery. Why is it the only one? How did it manage to survive? How did it wind up at the National Corvette Museum? In this installment of the NCM Heritage Series, we track down the people who were there as this car made its trip from the plant, through the Milford Proving Grounds, and into Corvette history. No 1983 Corvettes were sold to the public. The model year was skipped in preparation for the all-new 1984 Corvette, which launched the C4 generation. Forty-four Corvette prototypes were built as 1983 models. Only one remains, and it is on display at the National Corvette…
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Owens Corning Fiberglass 1968 L-88 Corvette #12 in Chip’s Choice 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle

Owens Corning Fiberglass 1968 L-88 Corvette #12 in Chip’s Choice 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle

1968 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Features, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Owens Corning Fiberglass 1968 L-88 Corvette #12 on Display in Chip’s Choice at the 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle This Owens Corning Fiberglass Corvette #12 is one of the Winningest Corvettes that ever raced. It is the 2nd of 3 campaigned by the Owens Corning Fiberglass Race Team which was comprised of Tony Delorenzo and Jerry Thompson. The race car is restored to FIA Trim and was restored to original specifications by Kevin Mackay at Corvette Repair, with the assistance of Tony Delorenzo and Jerry Thompson, who were the primary drivers for the Owens/Corning team. Photos were taken at the 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle Chips Choice by William Wolf, Editor/Publisher of Vette Vues Magazine and appeared in the January 2008 issue of Vette Vues. Owens Corning Fiberglass 1968 L-88 Corvette #12…
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1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 CONVERTIBLE GOES ON BLOCK A MECUM MONTEREY AUCTION

1969 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 CONVERTIBLETank Sticker, Protect-O-Plate, Two TopsLOT S102 Goes on the block at the Monterey 2016 Mecum Auction ESTIMATE $600,000 - $750,000 Only 116 L88s were built in 1969 - Photos by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions HIGHLIGHTS Bloomington Gold Special Collection participant in 1988 and 2008Documented with the original tank sticker verified by NCRS historic document service, Protect-O-Plate and owner's manualOnly 116 L88s were built in 1969L88 427/430 HP engine with first design closed chamber aluminum headsM22 Rock Crusher 4-speed4.56 Positraction rear endJ56 heavy duty brakesK66 transistorized ignitionAuxiliary hardtop and Black soft topFathom Green with matching Dark Green interiorIn the spring of 1969, the original owner embarked upon a 6,000 miles round trip to AlaskaUpon return to Michigan, the car was sold and campaigned as a drag car by…
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1970 Mako Shark Built by Joel Rosen

1970 Mako Shark Built by Joel Rosen

1970 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
[caption id="attachment_2951" align="aligncenter" width="683"] 1970 Mako Shark Built by Joel Rosen[/caption] EYES on DESIGN June 21, 2015 Photos & Story By: Wayne Ellwood This Feature Appeared in the August 2015 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. 1970 Mako Shark Owner: Dan McMichael This car was originally built for a man in Brooklyn (NY) by Joel Rosen. After driving about 1000 miles, the car ended up in outdoor storage. That’s where Joel found it. Joel bought the car back and then offered it (along with some others) for sale. At this point, early 2001, Dan heard about the car and bought it. Over a period of time, Dan bought four cars from Joel but this was the first The Body and paint were the main items requiring immediate attention. Dan sent the…
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