1991 Corvette Callaway Speedster Brochure

1991 Corvette Callaway Speedster Brochure

1991 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Corvette Videos, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
Today on our Vette Vues blog post, we are looking at the 1991 Corvette Callaway Speedster Brochure. We are also taking a look at the history of the Callaway Speedster and have a walkaround video for you to enjoy. The one-and-only, record-setting 1988 Callaway Sledgehammer was up for auction recently on Bring-a-Trailer. The auction ended and on May 23, 2021, with a high bid of $500,000, but it did not meet the reserve. In researching past auctions, we learned that in 2004 at the Scottsdale Barret-Jackson auction, it sold at no reserve for $225,500.00. In 2014 at the Mecum Kissimmee auction, the high bid was $600,000 and did not sell. It's estimated value at that time was $750,000 to $1,000,000. We will keep you posted in the future as to…
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1996 C4 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

1996 C4 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

1996 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Vintage Chevrolet Corvette Brochure
Today on our blog we are looking at the 1996 C4 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure. The Model-year 1996 was the final year of the C4 Corvette that was produced 1983-1996. The Grand Sport was a limited-edition model with a total production output of just 1,000 units—810 coupes and 190 convertibles. The Grand Sport paid homage to the legendary competition Corvette of the same name that was raced in the 1963 season with drivers Jim Hall, Roger Penske, Augie Pabst, and Dick Thompson. The 1996 Grand Sport—RPO Z16—was visually identifiable by its exclusive paint livery in Admiral Blue with white stripes and bright red hashes across the left front fender. It came equipped with the highest output LT4 engine fitted with aluminum cylinder heads, which generated 330 HP. Available only with the…
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Grand Sport Legend John Heinricy and VIN #0001 1996 Corvette will make a Special Appearance at Corvettes at Carlisle 2021

Grand Sport Legend John Heinricy and VIN #0001 1996 Corvette will make a Special Appearance at Corvettes at Carlisle 2021

1996 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives
In this blog post, we take a look at the 1996 C4 Chevrolet Grand Sport, GM Engineer John Heinricy, VIN #0001 1996 Corvette, and a little special Grand Sport display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2021. 1996 Grand Sport with GM Engineer John Heinricy at the NCM In a recent press release from Carlisle Events, we learned that retired GM Engineer John Heinricy, and the first 1996 Grand Sport off the line will be at this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle.  The event takes place at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle Pennsylvania August 26-28, 2021. This year will mark 25 years of the consumer-based Corvette Grand Sport.  In the statement from Carlisle, they said, “Corvettes at Carlisle and the Corvette community have marveled at the design, power, and elegance of the Grand Sport…
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1995 Corvette Magazine Ads

1995 Corvette Magazine Ads

1995 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
We have four 1995 Corvette magazine advertisements. 1995 is in the C4 Corvette generation group which ran from 1984-1996. It was designed by Dave McLellan and Jerry Palmer. A few quick facts about the 1995 Corvette Total Production = 20,742: 15,771 Coupe, 4,971 Convertible The ZR-1's larger brakes were made standard for all models. On January 3 Chevrolet announces that the Corvette has been chosen as the official pace car of the Indianapolis 500 race. Chevrolet announces to its dealers that 522 pace car replicas would be produced, with 415 available for dealer sales. On April 28, 1995 The last ZR-1 Corvette, painted Torch Red, rolls off the assembly line. During its six-year lifetime, 6939 ZR-1 Corvettes were built. Chevrolet general manager Jim Perkins and former Corvette Chief Engineer Dave…
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TOMMY MORRISON AND HIS CORVETTES (Part 2)

TOMMY MORRISON AND HIS CORVETTES (Part 2)

C4 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Racing News Current and Past
We are looking at Part 2 in our series on Tommy Morrison and his Corvettes. In Part 1 of the Morrison story, we covered the period from 1984 to the end of the 1989 race season. In Part 2 of the story, we picked up the thread in 1990. By: Wayne Ellwood and Brett Richmond Part 1 of the Morrison story covered the period from 1984 to the end of the 1989 race season. In Part 2 of the story, we picked up the thread in 1990. 1990 was the year that Tommy Morrison/Morrison Motorsport re-entered the SCCA World Challenge and also took two cars to Fort Stockton to establish new FIA land speed records. Active racing concluded at the end of the 1995 season, and, by 1999, Morrison Motorsport…
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1995 Corvette Specifications and Production Numbers

1995 Corvette Specifications and Production Numbers

1995 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Corvette Production Numbers, Corvette Specifications
Today on Vette Vues blog post we are looking at the 1995 Chevrolet Corvette specifications and production numbers as well as details on the 1995 ZR1. 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe 1995 Corvette Total Production = 20,7421995 Corvette Coupes Produciton 15,771 1995 Corvette Convertible Produced 4,971 RPO 1YY07 Base Price for the 1995 Corvette Sport Coupe (15,771) $36,785RPO 1YY67 Base Price for the 1995 Corvette Convertible (4,971) $43,665 1995 Corvette Exterior Color Choices CODEEXTERIORQUANTITY05Dark Purple Metallic1,04905/10Dark Purple Metallic/White52710Arctic White3,38128Admiral Blue1,00641Black3,95943Bright Aqua Metallic90945Polo Green Metallic2,94053Competition Yellow1,00370Torch Red4,53175Dark Red Metallic1,437 1995 Corvette Interior Color Choices CODECOLOR143Light Gray193Black194Black-Pace Car Replica643Light Beige703Red More 1995 Chevy Corvette Options RPODESCRIPTIONQTYRETAILAQ9Sport Seats7,908625AG1Power Driver Seat19,012305AG2Power Passenger Seat15,323305CC2Auxillary Hardtop (convertible)4591,995C2LDual Removable Roof Panels (coupe)2,97995024SRemovable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe)4,68865064SRemovable Roof Panel, bronze tint (coupe)2,871650FX3Selective Ride and Handling, Electronic3,4211,695G92Performance Axle…
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1991 Corvette Specifications, Brochure and Press Photos

1991 Corvette Specifications, Brochure and Press Photos

1991 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
Today we are looking at some of the specifications on the 1991 Corvette followed by the brochure and some media photos. The brochure is 34 pages including the front and back covers. The C4 Corvette ran from 1984 through 1996.  1991 was the 8th year for the fourth generation Vette. Total production numbers were 20,639.  The coupes accounted for 14,967 and the convertibles accounted for 5,672.  The base sport coupe ran $32,4555 and the convertible ran $38,770.  The ZR-1 arrived in 1990.  The “King of the Hill” sold 3,032 in 1990 but in 1991 there were 2,044 that chose this option which added another $31,683 to the coupes price tag. Ten Color Choices for the 1991 Corvette WhiteSteel Blue MetallicYellowBlackTurquoise MetallicDark Red MetallicQuasar Blue MetallicBright RedPolo Green MetallicCharcoal Metallic Interior…
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My name is Charlotte, and I’m 25 Years Old

My name is Charlotte, and I’m 25 Years Old

1995 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
Hello, my name is Charlotte, and I am a 1995 Indianapolis Pace Car (IPC) Replica, one of 527 produced by Chevrolet in 1995. Charlotte is a Pace Car Replica. The actual Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car that served at the 79th Indianapolis 500 was an LT1 Corvette Convertible. In addition to the stock features, it did also have the mandatory safety features that were required by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Official Pace Car came with strobe lights, a special roll-bar, safety harnesses for the driver and passenger, and an onboard fire suppression system. There were just three of the actual pace cars built. Two came equipped with an automatic transmission, and the third came with a six-speed manual gearbox. Jim Perkins, then Chevrolet General Manager, was designated as the official…
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History of Project SledgeHammer

History of Project SledgeHammer

1988 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Today on our blog we are looking at a video of the history of the Callaway Corvette SledgeHammer that Callaway Cars put up on the Facebook page. This street-legal Corvette remained the world's fastest car for 25 years making it the longest speed record holder. We are also looking back to 2013 when Reeves Callaway and the Callaway SledgeHammer were inducted into the Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame. 1988 Chevrolet Corvette © General Motors The Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette was built on a 1988 Chevrolet Corvette by Reeves Callaway to exceed all existing top speed records and as a showcase for Callaway’s industry-leading engineering expertise.  For years the Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette owned the World Record as the fastest street-driven car in the world. It set the record on October 26, 1988,…
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Ed Nieves’ Tri-Power, Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, and Triple Diamond 1995 Corvette

Ed Nieves’ Tri-Power, Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, and Triple Diamond 1995 Corvette

1995 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
Story by K. Scott Teeters The Corvette hobby is a sub-culture of the larger car-culture. Within the Corvette community, there are many sub-cultures where owners do different kinds of things with their Corvettes. Some race their Corvettes and within the racer crowd, there are different kinds of racing. Some start out personalizing their Vette that leads to all-out custom Corvettes. Others give their Corvette a pampered life with heated and air-conditioned garages; the cars never get wet and are cleaned after every drive. On the opposite side are the Vettes that are driven, repaired, and enjoyed for hundreds or thousands of miles. At the extreme opposite end of the daily drivers are the Vette Vues Tri-Power, NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, and Triple Diamond Award Corvettes. These Corvettes look like…
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