1976 Chevrolet Aerovette Evolution – A Look Back At This Beauty

1976 Chevrolet Aerovette Evolution – A Look Back At This Beauty

1976 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives
1976 Chevrolet Aerovette Is One Of The Most Beloved Concept Cars We are looking at the history of the 1976 Chevrolet Aerovette. The story starts with two XP-882 Chevrolet Design Exercise projects. General Motors (GM) is one of the largest car manufacturing companies in the world. For about 77 years, it held the top spot, before losing it to Toyota in 2008 and again in 2021. Maybe they will get it back in 2022? Despite these shifts and changes, GM continues to top the favorites lists of many car enthusiasts. The reason is that they continue to produce a long list of beloved cars, pick-up trucks, and sports cars.  Among the most favored GM sports cars, is the Chevrolet Corvette. But other than the many favored sports cars, Chevy and…
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1972 Corvette Stingray: The End Of An Era

1972 Corvette Stingray: The End Of An Era

1972 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information
1972 Corvette Stingray marked the end of an era for the 3rd Generation in the Corvette series. As a coupe, the 1972 Corvette came with retractable T-top roof panels and a back window. As a convertible, the classic sports car featured a soft folding top, but you could get a hardtop for an additional cost. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, the third generation of the Corvette, was produced from 1968 to 1982 and is recognized as the shark model for its aggressive styling. It is instantly identifiable by its prominent blistered fender design and long dash-to-axle proportion, which gives the impression of motion. Tags:  1972   C3 1972 marked the beginning of several exciting nationwide developments in music, art, movies, and technology. You may know it as the year when the iconic…
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C3 Vette Registry – 21 years at Corvettes at Carlisle

C3 Vette Registry – 21 years at Corvettes at Carlisle

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The best of all worlds. Join the C3 Vette Registry at the world's largest Corvette car show. Corvettes at Carlisle is held every August in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has been running since 1982. Corvettes at Carlisle is the largest Corvette show in the world. - Photo Courtesy C3 Vette Registry Our topic today is C3 Vette Registry at Corvettes at Carlisle. Corvettes at Carlisle is held every August in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has been running since 1982. It has evolved into the largest All Corvette show in the country. Corvettes at Carlisle is celebrating its 40th year, and the C3 Vette Registry will be on hand to celebrate along with many other Corvette clubs on August 25 - 27, 2022. Today we're going to discuss the C3VR and its role…
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1972 Corvette Advertisements: 50 Years Old

1972 Corvette Advertisements: 50 Years Old

1972 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Vintage Corvette Advertisements
In the 1972 Corvette advertisements, the main theme was "Chevrolet. Building a Better way to see the U.S.A. We have three magazine ads we are looking at for the 1972 C3 Corvette. It's hard to believe it's been over 50 years since Chevrolet first released the 1972 Corvette. The '72 Corvette is in the third generation of Vettes. The C3 Corvette sports car arrived in showrooms in 1968 and had a 15-year lifecycle. Here are three ads for the 1972 Corvette that we pulled from our archives. We want your 1972 Chevrolet to be the best car you ever owned.Corvette. Everything you need is standard except the gas.Our Corvette Coupe has two removable roof panels. The 1972 Corvette left its mark on the automotive industry with its fast and fierce…
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1975 Corvette Hatchback Coupe by Ecklers

1975 Corvette Hatchback Coupe by Ecklers

1975 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette History
In this post, we will look at a story in Vette Vues Magazine about the 1975 Corvette Hatchback Coupe by Ecklers written by James Prather. We learn about the features, specifications, and general information from when it was introduced in 1976. The 1975 Corvette was the eighth year of the third-generation Corvette. There were 38,465 C3 Corvettes produced that year. 1976 Cover of Vette Vues Magazine featuring the 1975 Corvette Hatchback Coupe by Ecklers. This article appeared in October 1976, Volume Five, Number 4 issue of Vette Vues Magazine ECKLER'S CONCOURS PREPARED A 1975 CORVETTE HATCHBACK COUPE The original design and concept of this beautiful machine were done by Ralph Eckler of Titusville, Florida. Starting with a 1975 Corvette coupe as the prototype, he then com­pletely redesigned the car from…
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Rare, Ground-Pounding, 1969 L88 Corvette Goes to Auction with Rock Crushing M22

Rare, Ground-Pounding, 1969 L88 Corvette Goes to Auction with Rock Crushing M22

1969 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
Rare, Ground-Pounding, Fathom Green 1969 L88 Corvette for sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee January 8, 2022. UPDATE: THIS CORVETTE BID TO $340,000 BUT DID NOT SELL...THE BID GOES ON! Ground-Pounding Fathom Green 1969 L88 Corvette for sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee 2022 Source: Mecum Auction's website The 35th Anniversary Bloomington Gold Corvette Show was held at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, just outside of Chicago in St. Charles, Illinois, on June 26 – 29, 2008, the seventh year that the show has been held at this spectacular location. Only twenty (20) L88s were built in 1967, eighty (80) in 1968, and one hundred and sixteen (116) in 1969. The highlight was The L88 Invasion in the Special Collection at the 2008 event. The Special Collection was…
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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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