Photos: 1971 Corvette 50th Anniversary Display at Corvettes at Carlisle

Photos: 1971 Corvette 50th Anniversary Display at Corvettes at Carlisle

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives
The C3 1971 Corvette is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and today we are looking at some photos of the 50th Anniversary display at Corvettes at Carlisle this year (August 26-28, 2021).  The C3 Vette Registry was the featured sponsor of the 50-year/1971 Corvette display. “C3 Vette Registry is happy to sponsor the 1971 Corvette display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2021,” noted registry founder Adam Wartell. “Since we are all about celebrating the longest-running generation of Corvette models (the C3), we hope to make even more C3 owners aware of our club so we can help them enjoy their C3 as we already have with thousands of C3 owners since we were founded in 2001.” Be sure to check out the December 2021 issue of Vette Vues Magazine for…
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C3 PHOTOS FROM YESTERYEAR OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C3 PHOTOS FROM YESTERYEAR OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

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Take a trip down memory lane as we look at the third part of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine covering Corvette body kits and dress up parts. We are looking back at the various custom modifications on the C3 Corvettes that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. Enjoy the journey! C3 - THE HISTORY OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS By Wayne Ellwood Photo Credits: Facebook, General Motors, Jeff Page-Heartland, Eckler, Ben Labaree, Tony Mezzacca Motorsport, Chris Farkash, Wayne Ellwood This is the third re-post of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine. We are looking back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles.…
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1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes Displayed in the Bloomington Gold Collection 2021

1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes Displayed in the Bloomington Gold Collection 2021

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Specifications
Today on the Vette Vues blog, we look at the 1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes displayed in the Gold Collection at the 49th Bloomington Gold Corvette Show. The event was held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1971 LS6 The original LS6 produced 425 bhp and was the most powerful engine offered in 1971.  Only 188 cars were produced with this powerplant, less than one percent of Corvette’s 21,801 1971 production run. The option price was $1,221.00, or 22 percent of the coupe’s $5,496.00 base price. When tested by a leading automotive magazine, an LS6 with a four-speed manual and a 3.36:1 limited-slip differential produced impressive numbers: a 0 to 60 time of 5.3 seconds, 13.8 seconds@105 mph in the quarter-mile, and fuel mileage between 9 and 14…
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1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019

1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvettes at Auction
As we continue to look at the 1971 Corvette, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, we look at a 1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible that sold for $380,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2019 auction and a ZR2 that sold for $495,000.00 at Barrett-Jackson in 2014 and Mecum Sold a 1971 ZR2 for $440,000 in Monterey 2010. Photos Courtesy Mecum Auction Source: Mecum Auction Website 1971 Ontario Orange Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019 The engine in the 1971 Ontario Orange Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold for $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019 Here are the highlights: 1 of 12 produced in both Coupe and Convertible1 of 2 known ZR2 ConvertiblesExport per NCRS/GM Shipping Data ReportAluminum Heads, heavy-duty radiator, radio deleteM22 heavy-duty 4-Speed, J50/56 power heavy duty brakesSpecial heavy-duty…
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Mark Semerano’s 1971 War Bonnet Yellow Sting Ray

Mark Semerano’s 1971 War Bonnet Yellow Sting Ray

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information
Today we are looking back on Vette Vues blog at an article on a 1971 War Bonnet Yellow Sting Ray owned by Mark Semerano. This is a copy of an article that appeared in the January 2019 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. We hope you enjoy it... https://vettevuesdpub.flowpaper.com/1971/ Mark Semerano's 1971 War Bonnet Yellow Sting Ray Here are some other blog post about the 1971 Corvette: If you have never seen Vette Vues Magazine check out our Issue Preview and see what our subscribers are enjoying each month. Vette Vues Magazine is jammed packed with Corvette information covering C1 to C8. Each monthly issue has features, reviews, tips, restorations, clubs, events, racing, auction results, model cars, classifieds, products, services, and more. Enjoy the latest Corvette news, as well as some great historical facts. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
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C3 Generation Chevrolet Corvette Overview

C3 Generation Chevrolet Corvette Overview

C3 Corvette C3 Corvette Overview: The C3 generation from 1968 through 1982. The C3 Corvette, the third generation of the iconic American sports car, arrived in showrooms in 1968. Over its 15-year lifecycle, this car was a reflection of the changing times, mirroring the ups and downs of the American economic landscape. Prior to its release, excitement for a new Corvette model was at an all-time high. The previous generation of Corvettes, the C2 Stingray, was beloved for its stylish appearance and incredible performance. The new 'Vette needed to live up to its predecessor's legacy and sate the increasing appetite for American muscle cars. Read on to learn all about C3 history. Initial Design Zora Arkus-Duntov and Billy Mitchell, the engineers behind the C2 Chevrolet Corvette, joined Chevy's engineering head Frank…
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1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Brochure

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Brochure

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Vintage Corvette Brochures
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...CLICK HERE 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…
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Cruising in the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Cruising in the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
Our Vette Vues Magazine feature today is Wilton Levers who is cruising in his 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. As the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette celebrates its 50th anniversary this year (2021) we take a look at a feature that appeared in the March 2020 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. You can check out other articles on the 1971 Corvette on our blog with This Link. You might also enjoy our C3 Corvette overview. Owner:  Wilton LeversStory and photography by Clive Branson 1971 Exterior Color #983 is the Brands Hatch Green. There were 3,445 Brands Hatch Green chosen on the 1971 Corvette Stingrays. 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe owned by Wilton Levers Photo Copyrighted by Clive Branson Zora Arkus-Duntov (1909-1996) was a man of little compromise. The Belgian-born American, whose work with…
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The 1971 Corvette LS6 – An Historical Perspective

The 1971 Corvette LS6 – An Historical Perspective

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Information
This year's Gold Collection will salute the 1971 Corvette LS6 engine option.  Only 188 Corvettes were built with the 454 CID 425 HP LS6 engine option, less than the total 3-year production of L88's!  The Collection will present a great group of documented LS6 and ZR2 optioned Corvettes. The Bloomington Gold event is scheduled for June 18-19, 2021 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Downtown Indianapolis. Our feature article is written by Matt Robertson The 1971 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Coupe LS6 is one of the rarest cars in the world. It was only offered for a year, and during that time only 188 were made. The rarity of the LS6 combined with its unique features has made it a coveted prize among classic car collectors. The car was originally priced at…
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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

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Chevy Expo, Corvette Features, Corvette History, Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
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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