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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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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Two Historical 1981 Corvettes: The First and Last

Two Historical 1981 Corvettes: The First and Last

1981 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette History
In this blog post, we are going to look at two historical 1981 Corvettes. The last one produced at the St. Louis factory and the first one built at Bowling Green factory. These two 1981 Corvettes were sold for charity at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas in 2010 and brought almost $300,000 for the Ralph Braun Foundation. This foundation offers grants to people and organizations in need of a wheelchair van, who couldn’t otherwise afford one. First a little history of the Corvette factories. The first 1953 Corvettes were built by hand in Flint, MI. There were 300 1953s produced. You will remember that General Motors unveiled the Corvette as a "dream car" in the Motorama show. The Motorama was held at the New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel. The…
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First and last 1981 Corvettes Photo Gallery

First and last 1981 Corvettes Photo Gallery

1981 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette Photo Galleries
Last St. Louis Corvette and First Bowling Green Corvette First Bowling Green Corvette a 1981 Corvette Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson First Bowling Green Corvette a 1981 Corvette Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson First Bowling Green Corvette a 1981 Corvette Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson First Bowling Green Corvette a 1981 Corvette Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson Last St. Louis Corvette a 1981 Corvette Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson Last St. Louis Corvette a 1981 Corvette Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson Last St. Louis Corvette a 1981 Corvette Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson Last St. Louis Corvette a 1981 Corvette Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson Last St. Louis Corvette a 1981 Corvette Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson Do you love all things Corvettes? Then you should subscribe to Vette Vues Magazine. We’re all about Corvettes of all years and models. Make sure to check out our current subscription…
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