While the original Corvettes of 1953–54 were more suited to stylish cruising, a performance boost quickly followed, thanks to Zora Arkus-Duntov, who skillfully guided the Corvette’s transformation into a potent sports car. The addition of the powerful, small-block 265-ci V8 engine in 1955 was a welcome first step in the process, while a major exterior restyling for 1956 provided a much-needed kick on the showroom floor.
Although the 1957 Corvette remained virtually identical in appearance to 1956, the 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
“Gerald Chouinard is upset. He wants to buy a new Chevrolet near his Aurora, Ill., home, but he says the dealer won’t sell it to him—even though Mr. Chouinard put down a $1,000 deposit last September and never quibbled about the price, which exceeds $13,000. Now Mr. Chouinard has gone to court….”
So began the story in the March 27, 1978, issue of the Wall Street Journal titled “Few Want to Drive This Car, but Many Are Eager Read More
This car is one of 84 1989 ZR-1s built and never released to the public. It was used for media events and auto shows and is sold on a salvage title.
As with all Heritage Collection cars, this vehicle will be conveyed to the buyer with a “salvage” title. The buyer is responsible for ensuring that the restored vehicle complies with all applicable laws and regulations prior to any sale or use of the vehicle on public roads.
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
This 2006 Daytona 500 Corvette Z06 Pace Car is one of three identical Z06 Pace Cars that were built to support the 2006 Daytona 500 race, and which carry a unique paint scheme designed by the GM Design Staff for the Daytona 500 that year. This Pace Car has been in the GM Heritage Collection since the event and was used by Chevrolet solely for display purposes at the 2006 Daytona 500. This car has not been used for any Read More
Corvette collectors will find this 1965 327 convertible almost irresistible. Forty-five years after it was ordered new with the popular 327/300 L75 engine and Powerglide transmission, it remains unrestored, except for a single repaint in its original Milano Maroon. The car arrived from the factory nicely outfitted with power steering and power disc brakes—the first time this feature was available in the Corvette—and both soft and hard tops for every kind of motoring. Today it rolls on a Read More
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
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
This rare 2003 Avelate Corvette convertible pays homage to the 1953 Corvette. It is the first of only two built by the Avelate Automotive Co. in 2003 to pay tribute to 50 years of Corvette styling.
Avelate masterfully crafted some subtle but distinctive ’53 cues into a new 2003 Anniversary Corvette chassis and drivetrain. The paint is white with traces of flakes to commemorate the 50th Anniversary. It has a red interior like the 1953 cars. Large round Read More