1971 454/425 ZR2 Convertible

The LS6 engine RPO has been offered only once in Corvette history, and for only one model year—1971. With 454 cubic inches, a cast-iron block and aluminum heads, the first LS6 was second only to the full-blown L88 racing engine (offered from 1967 through 1969) in terms of both power and legend.

The original LS6 produced 425 horsepower and was the most powerful engine offered in 1971. Only 188 cars were produced with this power plant, less than 1% of Read More

1999 Callaway C12 Speedster

Reeves Callaway has built a reputation for producing some of the most sophisticated and advanced Corvette-based sports cars.

Introduced in 1998, Callaway’s C12 continued this legacy. Designed, developed and constructed by two top German engineering and development companies, Callaway and IVM, the C12 was intended as a bespoke, high-performance car that offered its occupants a civilized interior and relaxed ride.

With aerodynamic bodywork fabricated from fiberglass, carbon fiber and Kevlar, a massaged aluminum V8 engine, heavily revised suspension, enormous disc Read More

1969 427/400 Coupe

The 1968 C3 Corvette was derived from Larry Shinoda’s Mako Shark show car. For 1969, there were small visual differences—principally the word Stingray added to the front fenders, and the door release mechanism was designed around what was a finger hold in 1968, eliminating the separate release button. Troublesome teething issues were more or less ironed out, a new 350-ci small-block engine was introduced, and sidepipe exhausts were available for the new body style, after being dropped in Read More

1966 427/425 Coupe

At first glance, one might think this is just another nicely restored big-block Corvette. But that perspective is to be significantly altered with the realization that this is a 15,000-mile original car that wears its original paint and interior.

Chip Miller was, and still is, widely considered one of the most influential innovators of the Corvette hobby for collectors and fans alike. He established Corvettes at Carlisle, and his private collection of low-mileage, unrestored, original Corvettes was hand-selected from more Read More

1999 Lingenfelter LS7 Twin-Turbo Coupe

The name John Lingenfelter has become a legend in the world of performance engineering. For over 30 years, it has been synonymous with world-class performance, taking great cars and trucks and reinventing them.

Lingenfelter has twice worked his magic on this 1999 Corvette, adding twin turbochargers and beefy internals to its 346-ci LS1 and taking the car to 226 mph for a Motor Trend cover story, which called it “the fastest, meanest street-legal car we’ve ever tested.”

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1963 Grand Sport Roadster #002

The culmination of the Corvette’s early development came in 1963 with the five Grand Sports. These were emblematic of the Corvette’s potential and fired public imagination that a production-based sports car could hold its own with European marques at Le Mans, Daytona, the Targa Florio, Sebring, and Monza.

The first hint of ambitions came with the 1957 Corvette SS, a lightweight front-engine race car. GM turned thumbs down on any racing program, but Dr. Dick Thompson raced it Read More

1992 Lingenfelter ZR-1

The catalog notes on the 1992 turquoise ZR-1 that sold at Mecum’s Bloomington Gold auction in June were brief to the point of terse, but they said everything that needed to be said:

“Lingenfelter 475 hp package, 3.92 performance gears, Borla SS exhaust, Wilwood 6-piston brakes, FX3 suspension, dual removable roofs, complete maintenance records, well-maintained California car, 47,900 actual miles, 6-speed manual transmission, all available options, Bright Aqua Metallic with Black interior.”

1987 Callaway Twin Turbo Coupe

This 1987 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette coupe was an original RPO B2K dealer-ordered car, number 100 of 188 built in the first of five years of RPO B2K production. It was delivered new in New York to its original owner.

While on assignment for CM at the Arizona auctions in January 2008, Senior Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson watched the sale of this car. On p. 86 of the “Market Report Roundup” in the Spring issue of CM, he Read More

1963 Corvette “Rondine” Concept

The one and only 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “Rondine” coupe was built for the Paris Auto Show by renowned design house Pininfarina for Chevrolet. The car features a 327-ci, 360-hp fuel-injected V8 with 4-speed and power brakes. This historically significant prototype has been stored and preserved at the Pininfarina Museum since new and is being offered for the first time.

Using the new 1963 Corvette chassis, Pininfarina realized this special coupe. The body style is based on the idea Read More