Finished in blue with a matching interior and based upon a thoroughly modern 2002 Corvette, this remarkable vehicle is number five of only eleven Avelate Split Rear Window coupes produced. While the manufacturer is no longer building the car, some say that this custom is a look into Corvette’s future.
Following an absence of more than a decade, Chevrolet reintroduced the convertible roof option for the 1986 Corvette. This may require some explanation for younger readers, as in the mid-1970s the American car industry thought all convertible cars had one foot in the grave. With the introduction of the 5 mph bumper—and other innovations—federal crash safety standards dealt major blows to car styling, comfort and convenience. Many then believed that convertible cars without any sort of roll-over protection were doomed.
Introduced to the press at Riverside International Raceway in late 1982, the long-awaited fourth-generation Corvette was stylish, sophisticated, worldly – and unlike any Corvette ever before.
But the excitement didn’t last. Though the 1984 model racked up the second highest build in Corvette history (thanks to a 1.5-year long run), its 51,547 production soon dropped to 39,729 for 1985 and then to 35,109 for 1986. The 350-cubic-inch, tuned-port-injection engines were just not cutting it, and with the four-cam, 32-valve ZR-1 Read More
This one-of-a-kind 1991 G4R Series Greenwood prototype was handcrafted by 1970s racer John Greenwood. It is one of only three such C4 prototypes built, and the only one personally certified by Greenwood. The complete and fully functional body package includes the G4R super wing, a twin-nostril high-rise hood, hood louvers, a window fairing, front spoiler, rocker-panel extensions, and a completely revised rear bumper. In addition to these stylistic elements, the induction system was improved by a K&N ram-air induction system, Read More
This 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Split-Window coupe is finished in the rare and correct Saddle Tan metallic over a Saddle leather interior. Under the hood, a correct and believed-original 327 cubic-inch, 360-hp, Rochester fuel-injected V8 is mated to a close-ratio Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission and 3.70:1 Positraction rear axle. The car sports knockoff aluminum wheels, a rare AM/FM radio, and equally rare power windows.
No detail, no matter how small, was left untouched in the frame-off restoration Read More
The 1992 model year represented the third year of the ZR-1, with its Lotus-designed, 375-horsepower, 32-valve, 4-cam engine. ZR-1 emblems were added to the front fenders above the vents, instrument face plates and buttons were changed to black from gray-black, and the digital speedometer was relocated above the fuel gauge.
Three new colors were introduced to the Corvette range: Bright Aqua Metallic, Polo Green II Metallic, and Black Rose Metallic, in which this car was painted. The ZR-1 package added Read More