1965 Fuel Injected Corvette Feature

1965 Fuel Injected Corvette Feature

1965 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette Features
1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 owned by Ed Foss. 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 owned by Ed Foss. Our Feature Corvette was owned by Ed Foss and is a Fuel Injected 1965.  It was inducted into the Great Hall at Bloomington Gold in 2010.  The 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette was the first Expensive Collector Corvette. In the mid-1970s, Sting Ray's popularity exploded. Names like Bloomington, Vette Vues, McDorman, Buxbaum, and Krughoff were tossed around like cousins at a family reunion. The Corvette world was expanding its interest in “old” Corvettes and especially in the more authentically preserved and restored ones. In 1975, the term “old” meant 5-10…
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McNamara 1967 Corvette Coupe Brought $725,000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S128) Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions1964 Ford GT40 Prototype (Lot S147.1) Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum AuctionsWALWORTH, Wis. – April 15, 2014 – Mecum blasted into Houston this past weekend with a gigantic sale dominated by a $7 million hammer price for the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype, GT/104. Overall sales reached $33,633,058 with 765 of the total 1,085 vehicles offered changing hands, achieving a healthy sell-through rate of nearly 70 percent.“Our Houston event is one of the fastest growing auctions on our calendar,” noted Mecum President and Founder Dana Mecum. “The quality of collector cars continues to rise year after year here in Houston, and the people of this great car town are what keep us coming back to the…
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Forgotten Photos from 1967 – The 1st SEMA Show

Forgotten Photos from 1967 – The 1st SEMA Show

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette Features, Corvette History
Historical photos from the first SEMA (Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association event in 1967. The SEMA (Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association began in 1967. Here are some historical photos from that event as well as a timeline. If you hang around "car" people very long, you are sure to hear the name SEMA.   You might be asking, just what is a SEMA?     Today SEMA Show represents the $46.2 billion automotive aftermarkets. It is the only trade show that brings together every segment of the automotive industry, from hot rods and off-roads to mobile electronics and collision repair. It consists of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams, and more.  The event is not open to the general public, but many of…
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1963 Harley J. Earl Corvette Sells for $1,500,000 at the Mecum Chicago Auction

1963 Harley J. Earl Corvette Sells for $1,500,000 at the Mecum Chicago Auction

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette News and Archives
Mecum Tops $18.6 Million In Chicago Harley Earl Corvette leads all Sales at $1.5 Million [caption id="attachment_3078" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harley Earl Corvette Sold for $1.5 at Mecum Auction[/caption] 1963 Harley J. Earl Corvette (Lot S110) Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions Walworth, Wis. – Oct. 15, 2013 – The windy city welcomed Mecum Auctions with an exceptional sale and enormous crowds at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., this past weekend. With 965 cars crossing the block throughout the three-day event, 615 hammered sold for a 64 percent sell-through rate and $18,634,223 in sales. The one-of-a-kind personal driver of Corvette’s original designer Harley J. Earl led auction sales with a hammer price of $1.5 million. Chicagoland was abuzz with Mecum in town and bidders and spectators filled…
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1967 Corvette L88 Convertible Tops Mecum’s Record-Setting Dallas Auction

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette News and Archives
1,400-Car Lineup Achieves 70 Percent Sell-Through and $38 Million in SalesWalworth, Wis. -Sept. 11, 2013– Some things are just meant to be, and Mecum and Dallas are like engines and horsepower. As an event that began with an anticipated 1,000-vehicle lineup, the third annual Dallas auction exploded with 1,432 classic and collector cars crossing the Mecum block throughout the four-day event and 986 of them hammering sold. The auction is now in the books as one of the most successful Mecum auctions on record with an impressive overall sell-through rate of 70 percent and sale totals of a whopping $37,913,093, which includes the unsurpassed sale of collector Buddy Herin’s 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible (Lot S123) that brought a healthy $3.2 million.“Buddy’s collection, as anticipated, was the highlight of the…
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1964 Corvette XP-819 Prototype: This Is The Coolest Car Ever

1964 Corvette XP-819 Prototype: This Is The Coolest Car Ever

1964 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette News and Archives
Rare 1964 Corvette XP-819 Prototype: This Was One Badass Car 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…
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1967 L88 Corvette – The 12-mile Corvette

1967 L88 Corvette – The 12-mile Corvette

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette Features
Our feature car is known as the 12-mile Corvette.  This 1967 L88 Corvette was inducted into the Great Hall at Bloomington Gold in 2010. 1967 L88 Corvette - The 12-mile Corvette at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall 1967 L88 Corvette - The 12-mile Corvette at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall 1967 L88 Corvette - The 12-mile Corvette at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall Roger Judski’s 1967 L88 Corvette created a lot of buzzes as it only had 12 miles on it.  Here’s how the story goes: Shipped from the factory by train to Seattle, this 1967 was driven a few miles to Alan Green Chevrolet. Its new owner trailered it to a remote warehouse where he intended to turn it into a dragster. He started but did…
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1967 Corvette Brochure

1967 Corvette Brochure

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Vintage Corvette Brochures
1967 Corvette Brochure measures 8 x 12 and has 12 colorful pages detailing the Corvettes along with their options as well as some specifications.  1967 Corvette Brochure - cover 1967 Corvette Brochure - real artist drawing 1967 Corvette Brochure - individual 1967 Corvette Brochure - front shot drawing 1967 Corvette Brochure - personal 1967 Corvette Brochure - interior artist portrayal 1967 Corvette Brochure - luxurious 1967 Corvette Brochure 1967 Corvette Brochure - 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Power Teams - Standard Engine and extra-cost optional engines. 1967 Corvette Brochure - 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Dimensions 1967 Corvette Brochure - 1967 Corvette Safety Features 1967 Corvette Brochure - Exterior colors and interior colors. Here are some other links you might enjoy... Vintage 1967 Corvette Advertisements Most Valuable Player Award 1967 Corvette Goes…
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1963 Corvette Brochure

1963 Corvette Brochure

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Vintage Corvette Brochures
The 1963 Corvette Brochure gives the features available along with the options and colors. The 1963 Corvette brochure is 6 pages including the cover. Today we are looking at the 1963 Corvette Brochure. Some great photos and details of a very unique year! There were 21,513 produced. I wonder how many are still around. They were actually about the split between the split-window coupe and the convertible. There were 10,594 coupes and 21,513 convertibles. The coupe started at $4,252 and the convertible started at $4,037. The 1963 Corvette is a C2 or second-generation Corvette. The C2s ran from 1963 through the 1967 model years. You can read our C2 Corvette overview on our blog and get a general idea of the changes along the way. 1963 Corvette Brochure Page 1…
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