The Corvette Black Book 1953-2018 edition was printed in October 2017 and included 2017 production quantities and running changes. It also included the 2018 introduction material but not production quantities. The front cover featured a 2018 Carbon 65 Edition in Ceramic Matrix Gray. The back cover had a 1960 illustration by designer Larry Shinoda.
- THE Corvette Enthusiast Bible
- Covers 1953-2018 Corvette models
- The version includes 2018 introduction data and 2017 production quantities and interim changes
- 160 pages, softcover, 4.375 inches x 10 inches, 70 b& w photos
- ISBN 978-0-933534-61-2
- Written by Mike Antonick
The best all-around Corvette ever. That’s what some, including the scribes of Car and Driver, think about the 2017’s new Corvette Grand Sport model which combines Z06 and Z51 elements with Stingray’s naturally aspirated LT1 engine.
The Corvette Black Book 1953-2018 summarizes what’s new with the 2018s, and wraps up 2017 production with interim changes and production counts for models, options, and colors.
It has changes to numerous pages compared to the previous edition.
Tough act to follow — Introduced in 1978 with 60 pages a bit over 6-inches tall, the Corvette Black Book has grown over the years to 160 pages a full ten inches in height.
The beauty of the Corvette Black Book, like the car itself, is in its evolution. These are pocket-sized marvels with thousands of Corvette facts, options and option codes, exterior and interior colors and codes, production figures, serial numbers for the body, engine, and component parts, original “window sticker” prices, and a compilation of each model’s unique details.
By categorizing all this in a precise year-to-year format, the Corvette Black Book puts phenomenal expertise at your fingertips. Improved yet again — In the Corvette Black Book, production quantities trail by one year.
So in addition to the 2018 introductory info, the 2018 edition includes 2017 quantities and running production changes. It’s all part of an endless effort to maintain the Corvette Black Book’s reputation for detail and accuracy. Not only does it have the information you want, the book is designed so you can find it quickly. Authenticity — No one’s perfect, but after four decades of attention to detail, the Corvette Black Book has become the enthusiast’s bible.
Next time you visit a top quality Corvette restoration shop, see if there isn’t a you-know-what lying around. Notice which book is stuffed into enthusiasts’ pockets at Corvette events around the world. It is Mike Antonick’s Corvette Black Book. Period.