1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

  • One of 3,032 ZR-1s built for 1990
  • All-original condition with 953 miles showing
  • 375-hp, 4-cam, 32-valve LT5 engine
  • Normal and full engine power key
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Electronic Selective Ride and Handling suspension
  • Four-wheel disc brakes
  • Factory alloy wheels
  • Power steering, windows, seats, mirrors and door locks
  • Removable tinted-glass roof
  • Air conditioning
  • Delco-Bose AM/FM/CD/cassette audio system
  • RPO ZR-1 cost $27,016 above 1990 Corvette coupe base price

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

  • Early production no. 62
  • Highly decorated first-year example of “America’s sports car”
  • NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award winner
  • NCRS Top Flight Award winner
  • Bloomington Gold Certified
  • 235-ci, 150-hp Blue Flame Special 6-cylinder engine
  • Triple Carter side-draft carburetors
  • Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission

Soaring with the ’Birds

Long drafting in the shadow of Corvette, Camaro, Mustang and Challenger — and now regrettably extinct — the Thunderbird was nonetheless Ford’s original post-war “sports car.” And at least until history passed it by, the T-bird forged a lasting presence in music and racing too.

Witness “Fun, Fun, Fun” by the Beach Boys (1964), Bob Seger’s “Makin’ Thunderbirds” (1982), Marc Cohn’s “Silver Thunderbird” (1991), and more recently, John Hiatt’s “Thunderbird” (2005). Sure, there have been some great Cobra, Corvette and Read More

1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/375 Fuelie convertible

  • 327-ci/375-hp L84 V8
  • Original numbers-matching engine
  • Last year for Rochester fuel injection
  • Original Muncie M20 4-speed transmission
  • First year for four-wheel disc brakes
  • Optional knockoff aluminum wheels
  • Presented in Nassau Blue
  • Pristine two-tone blue and white interior
  • Body-off restoration
  • Completely detailed
  • NCRS Top Flight Award winner

Get the Story Straight

Acolleague once bought a rescue dog. It was a cute, bright-eyed thing that looked like a cross between an Australian cattle dog and a German bierwurst sausage. Unfortunately, this lovable mutt had numerous congenital problems, including seizures that required substantial doses of time and money to diagnose and treat. The good news is that with the right medication, the little guy is happy and healthy today.

This reminds me of what can happen when buying Read More

1973 Chevrolet Corvette Motion Performance Manta Ray GT

  • One of three Motion Performance Corvettes built in 1973
  • Custom bodywork and numerous special Motion Performance features
  • 350-ci engine with 425 dyno-tested horsepower
  • Reworked Turbo 400 transmission
  • Center console, T-tops and letter of authenticity signed by Joel Rosen, aka “Mr. Motion”
  • The only 1973 Motion Performance Corvette Manta Ray GT known to exist

To Use It, Improve It

Classic Corvettes are happy to be driven really hard. So there’s no reason why they should ever sit out a season of driving — or even year-round use in non-blizzardy climates.

Of course, while a 1956, 1966 or 1976 Corvette was contemporary in its time, the technology of 40 to 60 years ago borders on antique today. This means that no matter how nice they may be, all old Corvettes have room for improvement to approach current levels of versatility, Read More

Plastic Fantastic

For an English major, I sure did lousy in Ye Olde English Literature. Byron, Keats, Milton and the rest seemed unbearably stuffy compared to my favorite authors of the period — the editors of Hot Rod, Road & Track and Car and Driver — in particular, Brock Yates.

But one poet did come up with two lines that have stayed with me: “Oh, do not ask, ‘What is Read More

Old Money

Our beautiful minds are badly illogical sometimes. We buy three cases of Cactus Cooler we don’t need because it’s on sale. We remit tax dollars instead of redlining our IRAs. And we miss owning the classic Corvette of our dreams because it “costs too much.” Say what?

There’s really no such thing as paying too much for a classic Corvette, and I think I can prove it to you.

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