1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island

1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island

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1960 Chevrolet Corvette Briggs Cunningham LeMans Race Car Theodore W. Pieper ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's One of the earliest cars from Corvette’s endurance racing past is headed for auction at RM Sotheby’s 2021 Amelia Island auction.  The 1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car could bring over $1.3M. This will be sold at No Reserve! Wealthy racer Briggs Cunningham fielded a team of three Corvettes for the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours.  Chevrolet didn’t officially back the team, but Duntov on the sly provided the program with expertise and support.  Each car was optioned for racing with heavy-duty brakes, suspension, and a fuel-injected 283-cubic-inch small-block V-8.  Briggs Cunningham and driving partner Bill Kimberly piloted the #1 car. Just three hours into the race the car crashed, ending its…
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1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer

1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer

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Today on the Vette Vues blog we are looking at the 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer that is owned by Kevin Mackay, Corvette Repair Inc in Valley Stream, New York. Our first set of photos are from Chip's Choice Display 2017 at Corvettes at Carlisle. The next set is from the 2017 Bloomington Gold Special Collection. 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Front on display at the 2017 Corvettes at Carlisle Chip's Choice. 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Interior 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Rear Quarter 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Side Number 92 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Side Branding 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Engine Bay 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Historical Photos…
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1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Brochure

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Brochure

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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... 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 Brochure…
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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

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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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1967 Corvette L88 Coupe sells for $2,695,000 at Mecum Glendale Auction

1967 Corvette L88 Coupe sells for $2,695,000 at Mecum Glendale Auction

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An Original Engine, Duntov Mark of Excellence, 1967 Corvette L88 Coupe sold for $2,695,000 at Mecum Auction held at Glendale on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Mecum Glendale 2021 Records $42.3 Million in Sales. A total of 712 of the 829 offered vehicles hammered sold for an exceptional 86% sell-through rate, and the auction’s top seller achieved a sale price of $2.7 million. The top-selling 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe (Lot S122.1) was an award-winning car that boasted an original legendary L88 engine, easily shooing it into the multimillion-dollar collector car category. Photos and text courtesy of Mecum Auction One of 20 L88 Corvettes produced in 19671967 L88 Corvette Interior1967 L88 Corvette RearThe only known Sunfire Yellow L88 CorvetteThe only Duntov and Triple Diamond-awarded 1967 Corvette L88 still equipped with its…
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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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February 2021 Vette Vues Magazine Issue Preview

February 2021 Vette Vues Magazine Issue Preview

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Today on our blog we are looking at the Vette Vues Magazine February 2021 issue. We are looking at the articles that our Corvette magazine subscribers are enjoying again this month. Vette Vues Magazine is a print publication and sold by subscription only. We started in 1972 and have enjoyed continuous monthly publication ever since! February 2021 Vette Vues Magazine, #592 Volume 49, Issue Number 7 ORDER THE FEBRUARY 2021 BACK ISSUE Looking for a different back issue? We have a limited supply of back issues. You can check out what we have available in our store HERE. FEBRUARY 2021 VETTE VUES MAGAZINE #592 Volume 49, Issue Number 7 6...Bloomington Gold Corvettes: 2020 Special Collection 32...Corvettes Brought Back to Life: 1964 XP-819 36...The Duntov Z80 - A Corvette that Never Was 44...Mario Brunner's 1966…
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History of the Corvette Black Book

History of the Corvette Black Book

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Are you looking for Corvette facts about older Vettes? Wondering what engine block numbers, specifications, production numbers, colors, and options were available? Well, the Corvette Black Book is your answer.  So, in this blog, we thought we would take a look at the history of this pocket-sized book full of Corvette information! The Corvette Black Book 1953-2021 edition has the 2021 intro data and final 2020 build numbers. ORDER NOW! Have you ever wondered when the Corvette Black Book was first published? Well, I went in search to find the answer and learned that Michael Antonick, owner of Michael Bruce Associates produced his first stand-alone, pocket-size fact guide called the Corvette Black Book in September 1978. However, this was not the first book that Mike Antonick authored. Michael Bruce Associates…
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Chevrolet Names Klauser as First Sports Car Racing Program Manager

Chevrolet Names Klauser as First Sports Car Racing Program Manager

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Press release: DETROIT (Jan. 19, 2021) January 19, 2021 Chevrolet has named Laura Wontrop Klauser as its newly created Sports Car Racing Program Manager as the manufacturer continues its shift toward an engineering-based approach throughout its motorsports programs. (Photo Courtesy Chevrolet) Chevrolet has named Laura Wontrop Klauser as its newly created Sports Car Racing Program Manager as the manufacturer continues its shift toward an engineering-based approach throughout its motorsports programs. Klauser, who resides in Detroit, moves into the role which includes engineering and technical oversight of Corvette Racing on behalf of Chevrolet. Already she manages the Cadillac DPi-V.R and Camaro GT4.R programs in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The goal is to expand the level of engineering and technical direction for Corvette Racing as it sets a course for its…
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1971 Corvette to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary

1971 Corvette to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary

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1971 Chevrolet Corvettes A 1971 LS6 Corvettes Convertible went to Auction… January 15, 2021 - Updated January 17, 2021 The 1971 Corvette is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year (2021). Today we'll look at the history, one that just went to auction as well as a special event display featuring the LS6 1971 Corvettes. Due to government regulations, the muscle car era would soon be ending. However, there were still many options in 1971 if you were in the market for a performance car, but the Chevrolet Corvette was the top choice for many buyers. The 1971 Corvette was manufactured in St. Louis, Missouri. 1971 Coupe or Convertible? "Eighteen years of Corvette has taught us a lot." a 1971 Corvette advertisement. (Image courtesy of GM Media) You could opt for…
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