50 Year Old Camaro Commercial – 1967-

50 Year Old Camaro Commercial – 1967-

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Other Chevrolet News
Camaro Celebrates its 50th Anniversary - Here is the first ever Chevrolet Camaro Commercial for the 1967 Camaro entitled Camaro Volcano. The Chevrolet Camaro is often referred to as a pony car and a muscle car. The first model year was 1967. The first Camaro(s) went on sale on September 29, 1966. The car shared its platform with the Pontiac Firebird, which 1967 was its first model year. The first generation Camaro ended in 1969.   Production: 195,765 coupe, 25,141 convertible, 220,906 total. Total Super Sports = 34,411 [caption id="attachment_1375" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Print Advertisment[/caption] Our next commercial that is now 50 years old, it the 1967 Chevy Impala. For a little history on the Impala, the Chevrolet Impala was first launched as a 1958 and ran to…
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2016 SEMA – 1963 BLACK CORVETTE BY BOBBY ALLOWAY

2016 SEMA – 1963 BLACK CORVETTE BY BOBBY ALLOWAY

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives
1963 Black Corvette by Bobby Alloway 1963 Black Corvette by Bobby Alloway. This car is actually Bobby Alloway’s personal car. Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood 1963 Black Corvette by Bobby Alloway, Blount (Louisville, TN). This car is actually Bobby Alloway’s personal car. It looks a lot like a project that was completed for a customer about 5-6 years ago. This time, Bobby built a car for himself, and he did introduce some new ideas. The color scheme changed from black with a red stinger to black with a blue stinger. Apparently, in researching the colors, Bobby also found that this color combination also drew the highest auction bid for a Corvette, to date. Interestingly, the blue interior and stinger are color correct for a 1967 Corvette, when four were…
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Unrestored 1967 Corvette 427/435 HP,  to be offered at the Mecum Monterey Auction Monterey (2016)

Unrestored 1967 Corvette 427/435 HP, to be offered at the Mecum Monterey Auction Monterey (2016)

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
The Mecum Auction, scheduled for Aug 18-20, 2016 is at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course. This stunning 1967 Corvette convertible, Lot F102, will be offered on Friday. It has only 15,050 unrestored miles on it and is estimated to be worth $225,000 - $275,000. Photo Credits: Courtesy of Mecum Auction Probably one of the prettiest places to hold an auction would be Monterey, California. The Mecum Auction, scheduled for Aug 18-20, is at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course. The event has a spectacular array of supercars and sports cars from makers such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, McLaren, Ford, Bugatti, and Aston Martin as well as classics such as Duesenberg, Packard, and Peugeot. Some 600…
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1963 Corvette Grand Sport Videos

1963 Corvette Grand Sport Videos

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette History, Corvette Racing News, Corvette Videos
We have four videos of the 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. Video #1 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (Car 38-1) in white at Sebring during December 1962 testing Firestone tires.Video #2 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (Car 38-1) in white at Sebring.Video #3 Zora Arkus-Duntov drives the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe at the GM Milford Proving Ground in 1963.Video #4 Zora Arkus-Duntov accompanies the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport coupes to Nassau Speed Week in December 1963. Video #1: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (Car 38-1) in white at Sebring during December 1962 testing Firestone tires. https://youtu.be/AmwcQFvFtHE 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (Car 38-1) in white at Sebring. https://youtu.be/NnrlPa-o2a4 Zora Arkus-Duntov drives the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe at the GM Milford Proving Ground in 1963. https://youtu.be/4fcZv71ebCU Zora…
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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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