An Overview of the C2 Corvette

An Overview of the C2 Corvette

The C2 Corvette History The C2 Chevrolet Corvette spans from 1963 to 1967. Here’s an overview of the second generation of Corvettes built during this time. We are looking at the C2 Corvette's history. The changes that were made during the five-year span. The C2 Corvette ran from 1963 to 1967. Here’s an overview of the second generation of Corvettes built during this time. The muscle car is integral in the American story, from the Beach Boys’ giddy-up 409 to Bruce Springsteen’s ’69 Chevy with a 396. However, none capture the collective imagination of all the great muscle cars like the Chevrolet Corvette. Though the Corvette debuted in 1953, it was the introduction of the second-generation Corvette, the C2, that solidified its place at the top of the muscle car market. What…
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Vintage 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisements

Vintage 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisements

1964 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette News and Archives
In this blog post, we are looking at the 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisement. These appeared in Vette Vues Rear Vues Column in 2014.  That year the 1964 Corvette was celebrating its 50th anniversary. Before we look at the 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisements let's look at a little history . . . The World's Fair was also held in New York City in 1964. The theme was "Peace through Understanding," and dedicated to "Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe." The fair ran for two years, April 22 – October 18, 1964, and April 21 – October 17, 1965, with over 51 million people attending. The gate fee was $2 in 1964 but was raised to $2.50 in '65. Most American companies had a major presence there. Among the exhibitions was…
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1964 Corvette XP-819 Prototype

1964 Corvette XP-819 Prototype

1964 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette News and Archives
1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype at RM Sotheby's Monterrey in 2002 - Photo Courtesy RM Sotheby Our featured Corvette today is the 1964 Corvette XP-819 Prototype which was sold in 2002 at RM Sotheby's Monterrey Sports and Classic Car Auction for $148,500.  Mike Yager, the founder of Mid America Motorworks, a Corvette and VW parts and accessories supplier based in Effingham, Ill., bought the rear-engine XP-819. The XP-819 was scheduled for destruction. However, racer and performance driver Smokey Yunick asked for this car as the basis for a new race car design. We learn from Wikipedia that "Smokey never completed the racer and later sold the XP-819 to Steve Tate, a General Motors dealer from Gallatin, Missouri." and that "When purchased, the car had been cut into several pieces and…
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