Federal regulations affected C3 Corvette performance power, as the 5.4L 327 gave way to the 350 small block V8 L48 and L82 that produced less than 200 horsepower at its worst. Not all bad, this Vette also features the L88, ZL1 aluminum block, the short-lived first LT1 small block, and the last of the big blocks: 7.0L 427 and 7.4L 454.
The Chevy C3 driveline and transmission benefitted from some innovation: the Mako Shark II utilized the famous Turbo Hydramatic 3-Speed automatic and the latter Vettes of the model line were introduced to the Dana 44 independent rear suspension differential.
The ZR1 Package in early C3 Corvette Stingrays provided a suspension made for manuevers. Then critics grumbled that the Vette rear end became slippery. The 1980 Corvette installed an IRS and lightweight rear plastic springs to keep the sports coupe in the lines.
These are the faithful who saw the Corvette through tough times and offer their advice on C3 door leaks, cockpit heat, engine swaps, and bleeding brakes.
Mecum’s 26th annual Spring Classic auction kicks off next week in Indianapolis. One of the stars of the weekend will be this 1974 Motion Can Am Spyder from the Dan McMichael collection. The monster was the prototype for a short run consisting of just 3 additional cars. It goes up for bids next Saturday, May 18th about 3:25pm Central time.
It’s the middle of May and that means its time for the annual Corvette Beach Caravan and Car Show. For the last 33 years, Dorthan, Alabama’s Circle City Corvette club caravans down to Panama City Beach, Florida for a weekend of Corvette fun and camaraderie. Special guests for this year’s show will include the 2014 Corvette Stingray, Corvette exterior designer Kirk Bennion and NCM director Wendell Strode.
Dana Mecum’s name is being changed to “Indiana Mecum” because like “Indiana Jones” he has a way of finding treasures, Corvette treasures, and offering them for sale at his vaunted Indianapolis Spring Auction, May 14th through May 19th.
Larry Jewett Vettes for Vets is an annual, all-Corvette car show organized to honor the hard work and dedication veterans have committed to our country. On Sunday, May 26, the general public can enjoy a free Corvette car show in the parking lot behind the California Automobile Museum and free museum admission for all veterans. All visitors will enjoy our new exhibit Elegance in Motion: Cars of the Golden Age, which opens May 25. Vettes
The short answer is no, but a recent post on the Forum leaves us wondering. User Larry/car recently posted that his 1995 C4 was close to turning 10,000 miles and he doesn’t know what to do. In fairness, this is Larry’s secondary Vette (yeah, he’s got another one). But still, why do we buy these cars? Presumably to drive and enjoy. Yet, we can’t help but notice a minority that buy Corvettes to polish, stare
The folks at Jalopnik run a regular feature called “Nice Price or Crack Pipe,” which aims to get its viewers’ thoughts on certain, uh, different vehicles.
by Rick TavelSpecial to Corvette Forum© 4-29-2013 All rights reservedWhile recovering from some surgery, I had the opportunity to catch up on reading that I had neglected over the past weeks. Since I am in the midst of writing a multi-part article on the advertising history of the Corvette, one commentary written by Peter De Lorenzo, better known as the “autoextremist”, immediately captured my attention, “Marketing the Corvette: What GM Doesn’t Get”. Peter De Lorenzo
Auctions America will be hosting their annual Spring Carlisle auction this weekend at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, PA. Sales will begin at 3pm April 25th and 26th. Over 200 cars are currently listed online to cross the block including almost 20 Corvettes. That Corvette docket includes 3 cars previously used at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving as well as one rare black on red 1959 big brake fuelie.
Misty Davis' dad would no doubt be proud to see what she and the Corvette community in the Carolinas are doing with his 1975 Stingray. Claude Mathis Jr., died unexpectedly last August at age 61, leaving an unexpected legacy to his 34-year-old daughter. She inherited his white on blue Corvette, which was in pieces while it was being restored by her father. She asked for a few suggestions about what to do on a
Now that the calendar has officially flipped over to spring, it's time to shift your Corvette shopping into high gear. Auctions America will be offering almost 40 Corvettes as part of their 550 car docket this weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Included in the bevy of available vehicles are a Motion Performance-built C3, a low mile 1978 Pace Car, and the very last Ron Fellows Z06.
Sometimes it seems like every for sale ad you read has "low miles" written in it somewhere. That's not the case with this 1971 Corvette coupe currently listed on Ebay. It's spent the last 42 years with the same southern California owner and has logged a total of 522,000 miles since it was born. That's basically the equivalent of a roundtrip visit to the moon. The numbers matching Corvette was purchased when it was
Detroit Autorama takes place each year in early March. 2013 marks the 61st rendition of the massive indoor custom car show. It was also the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Ridler Award. We made our annual trek down to Cobo Hall last weekend to check out all of the custom rides. Hit that magical Read More button below to see our gallery of some the best custom Corvettes around. Entrants in the show range
In 1964, Chevy engineers imagined hanging an aluminium Corvette engine off the back of the frame as part of an engineering study on safety and crash zones. Zora wasn’t really on board with the project until Larry Shinoda penned a design that many claim was the genesis for the C3 Corvette. The result was XP-819, a radical looking rear wheel drive prototype. The Corvette was famously wrecked on the GM proving grounds after a
Creature comforts are all well and good. But I don't think cars look cooler than when they've been stripped down and prepped for racing—and there were some fantastic examples of weapons-grade Corvettes on hand at the Petersen last weekend. That said, I realize that the C6RS isn't a race car—the cabin is as detailed and gorgeous as an Aston Martin. But it's the closest thing you can get to the C6R raced in the American
It's generally a breeze to park at the Petersen. But last Saturday, the garage was packed to capacity with Corvettes of every era, and the crowds that came to check out the 60th Anniversary Celebration were sent to lots across the street. Our photographer lived just around the corner from the museum, and said this is the most packed he'd ever seen the museum. Check out pics from the event below! Related Stories:Historic Vettes at the Petersen for
To celebrate Corvette's 60th Anniversary the Petersen devoted a sizable chunk of its second floor to showcase some of the hottest cars from every generation along with some wild ones never meant for mass production. The 1956 Corvette SR-2 pictured above was special ordered—and raced—by Harley Earl's son, and is still campaigned in vintage events today. Also on hand were the 1953 Corvette EX-122 Motorama Prototype, a 1960 Cunningham Le Mans Team Car, the mid-engine 1960 CERV 1 "Chevrolet
by Rick TavelCorvette ForumIf you weren't lucky enough to be at the media introduction of the new Corvette C7 in Detroit on 1-13-13, don’t worry. Amid historically significant Corvettes of every generation, the West Coast unveiling will take place this weekend at the legendary Petersen Museum. You can get all the details on how to attend here. This event is a “must” event for every real “Vetter!” Over 200 Corvettes will be on display on the roof of the
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.com It’s not often that someone has the chance to buy a genuine piece of automotive history, with complete documentation since new to prove its heritage. But that’s what bidders at the upcoming RM Auction in Phoenix, Arizona will have a chance to do on January 18, 2013. Being offered is one of only 80 L88 Corvettes manufactured in 1968, and RM can trace the history of the most powerful Corvette of the
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com No matter how you drive your Corvette, Corvette Specialties has the parts to make it look like new again. The good folks up in Mounds View, Minnesota have been in business for more than 30 years, and they definitely know how to promote their store â€“ with a rockin' and rollin' C3 cutaway Corvette that bares its soul to show off many of the parts they stock. On this video, Corvette
Photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com by Keith Cornett CorvetteBloggerDoes your 1970-1972 Corvette still have the factory original carpet installed at St. Louis inside of it? If it does, then a C3 aficionado would like to hear from you. The NCRS Member is working with Al Knoch Interiors on potential improvements to their early C3 carpet patterns. Find out how you can help influence the next generation of reproduction floor coverings after the break. Al Knoch
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com While perusing the Corvette Forum a couple days ago we stumbled across a thread created by member “Zuendler” who recently took his 1969 Corvette through the Italian, Austrian, and Swiss Alps. We always love hearing these stories about owners driving their cars on long journeys and his breath-taking photos intrigued us even more. No passport is needed to see more shots and a video from his incredible trip after the jump. We
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Photo Credit: Nicholas Draney / Standard-Examiner A 1969 Corvette is providing a chance for a father and son to come closer together as they work side by side to restore the classic Chevrolet. Jason Tueller, 21, and his 53-year-old dad, Shayne Tueller, say the restoration project is also providing them a chance to heal after the unexpected death last year of Jason’s sister, Jessica Tueller, 25. “It was a nice deviation from
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com One of the highlights of the annual Corvettes at Carlisle show is the burnout contest held on Friday afternoon. After a long day at looking at beautiful Corvettes parked across the Corvette America FunField, it seems owners love to have a seat in the grandstands and watch someone absolutely thrash their car in a brutal test of man and machine. Stepping up to the plate and winning the King of Hill contest
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Mecum Auctions will be in Monterey, California this weekend for their annual August sale. The auction runs August 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course. Velocity will have 18 hours of live coverage of the auction. Nearly 60 Corvettes are scheduled to cross the block including a black 1968 L88 roadster, Mickey Thompson's 1963 Z06, and a COPO 1967 convertible shown at the NY
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Photo Credit: Ernie Torres/Sun-Times A dark red 1975 Corvette coupe was one of the victims of a six-garage fire during the night Tuesday in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. The police Bomb & Arson Unit is investigating the fire, but say no proof of arson has been uncovered yet. Before being quickly put out, the fire damaged two other vehicles, a convertible and a Ford Explorer. Corvette owner Ty Hanson told reporters
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com As we rapidly close in on the middle of August we also close on in the annual auction frenzy that takes place during Monterey Week. Over the next several days we’ll take a look at some of the unique Corvettes being offered next week in California. First up is the legendary Owens-Corning L88 Racer. The car, generally considered to be the most successful racing Corvette of all time, is being auctioned at
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com One of the largest custom auto shows of the year was recently put on by the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. The Goodguys PPG Nationals three day extravaganza held July 6th-8th at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus attracted thousands of cars and over 100,000 enthusiasts. One of the main attractions of the event is the Goodguys AutoCross competition and we are glad to hear that a Corvette finished 1st in the
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com The 2012 Mecum Auctions train-of-fun stops in Des Moines, Iowa this weekend. The 2-day sale takes place July 20th â€“ 21st at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Velocity TV will have 12 hours of live coverage of the event. 500 hundred cars are expected and as we write this over 20 Corvettes are scheduled to cross the auction block. The Des Moines sale offers 25 Corvettes from every generation except one. Sorry, C5
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Last weekend Bloomington Gold formally inducted the 2012 honorees into The Great Hall. The 3rd class of cars features the earliest known production Corvette, 2 very famous racecars, and arguably the most famous Corvette styling car of all time. The diverse list of people and organizations consists of a Lemans winning racer, the founder of Corvette Central, and a former Corvette Chief Engineer. The Great Hall will honor 10 people and
Marcus Slater Corvette Forums Though the C3 Corvette was flawed when it made it's original debut, there was never any discussion about it being ugly. Good or not, the evolution of the original Sting Ray into the 4th generation Corvette yielded an iconic car. Considering how many of them were made-- and how many of them have decayed --we'd like to remind the world how good the C3 Stingray can look. Credit goes to
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com The Corvette racing world lost another legend this month when Robert D. "Marietta Bob"ť Johnson passed away on May 7, 2012 at age 85. He earned the nickname "Marietta Bob"ť to differentiate him from his racing partner, "Columbus Bob"ť Johnson. They were named for their hometowns in Ohio. Marietta Bob didn't start racing until he was in his mid-30s when his good friend Doug Bergen convinced him to drive his 1966 big
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com A 1969 Chevrolet Corvette doesn’t usually end up as a rally car in Switzerland. But this video shows a C3 Stingray more than holding its own apparently competing in the Rallye Critérium Jurassien 2012 against a Ferrari and another small car. We say apparently because we searched the Internet high and low but could find no record of who was driving this Corvette nor how it finished in the rally. Same with
by Patrick RallCorvette ForumSpring is here, and that means Corvette owners around the country are bringing their precious sports cars out of winter storage. But don't worry if you didn't get all of your planned winter mods done! This is the ideal time to buy some bits to spruce up your Vette for the cruising days of summer. To prime the pump, I flipped through the electronic pages of RacingJunk.com and found items a varying
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Mecum Auctions will offer nearly 200 Corvettes for sale this week in Indianapolis at their 25th Annual Spring Classic auction. Corvettes make up almost 10% of the expected 2,000 car docket. The event kicked off yesterday with “Super Tuesday” and concludes on Sunday, May 20th. The team at Velocity will provide 32 hours of live auction TV coverage. That’s almost double last year’s coverage. Click past the jump to check out some
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Mecum Auctions will be offering a very rare 1972 Corvette ZR1 coupe at their upcoming 25th Anniversary Indianapolis auction May 15th to 20th. The blue coupe is one of just 20 produced in 1972 and one of 53 built during the 1970 to 1972 production run. When selected, RPO ZR1 equipped your new Corvette with the solid lifter LT-1 motor, M22 4-speed transmission, heavy duty power brakes, transistor ignition (in '70 and
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com If you're looking for a unique Corvette, then we have found it for you in Spain. A collector over there drew up a 1/18 scale model and then had a custom Corvette C3 limo made from the sketch. The Corvette limo is 12.5 meters long, and in case you flunked metrics, that's about 41 feet long or about 26 feet longer than a normal C3. The creation has four individual rear seats,
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com by Keith CornettWhen we first published the photo gallery of Corvettes that were in attendance at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Northeast Florida, the first two pictures we shared were of the #94 Leldon Blackwell Corvette Racer. Since then, we’ve come across some additional information on the former Sebring race car as well as a video showing the Corvette being prepped by renowned restorer Kevin Mackay of Corvette Repair Inc. Many
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger Founded in 1996, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has grown to be one of the best high-end car shows in the Country. We were lucky to come across a gallery of photos posted on the Corvette Forum by member “AuctionDepot” who has graciously allowed us to share these Corvette photos with you. To see more pictures of the cars at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (and not just Corvettes), click here
by Mitch TalleyCorvette Blogger Perhaps it’s only appropriate that a modern-day ZR1 Corvette engine would be placed in the original body style that started the ZR-1 (yes, with a hyphen back then) craze way back in 1970. We first told you about this monster of a 1971 Corvette in July 2011, and now our friends at High Tech Corvette have put together a video that shows just what the modern LS9 ZR1 engine can do
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBlogger.com We tuned in to Saturday evening’s live stream of the Russo and Steele auction to catch some of rare Corvettes that were offered for sale. This 1968 L88 Corvette Roadster was one of the major attractions at the Scottsdale auction and it sure didn’t disappoint, selling for a cool $625,000. With the 10% buyer’s commission, price out the door was $687,500. Russo and Steele’s catalog description of the L88 Roadster called
by Andy Boligamosauto.comThe auction company is generously donating valuable auction time for the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation (CMCF) to auction a completely refurbished 1969 Riverside Gold Corvette Stingray coupe as lot #57 (charity lot 3001).For the third year in a row, the CMCF has been privileged to run a Corvette through the Barrett-Jackson auction. Over the past two years, the auction has raised almost $80,000 for the charity. The Foundation is hoping another bidder will
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger For sale on Craigslist is a George Barris custom creation built from a 1969 Corvette. The story goes that Barris was commissioned to the build the car for Bobby Rautbord, the off-shore boat racing champion who won the 1972 World Cup. The boat that Rautbord won the World Cup with was called the Fino #18 and so Barris named the creation the “Finovette”. Unfortunately, no pictures seem to exist of the
by Steve BurnsCorvette Blogger Wow. That's all we could say when we first arrived at the Gearbox Magazine showcasing Keith Stegath's crazy C3 project. What started life as a basic 1976 Corvette is in the process of being converted into an electric powered street machine. Stegath moved to Florida after spending 40-some years in the working in the auto industry outside metro Detroit. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master’s
by Keith Cornett Corvette Blogger Back in October, we brought you news that a Corvette dealer in the Northeast has just acquired a 13-mile 1978 Corvette Pace Car that had been stored in a barn since the day the original purchaser bought the car. With 33 years of dust and dirt on the black and silver paint, pictures of the car went viral and news of the find spread around the world. Now we got
by John CoyleCorvette ForumFirst, the good news: there's apparently only one of these monstrosities. The bad news is everything else. The Eldorette is a combination of C3 Corvette and Cadillac Eldorado, and perfectly illustrates that some things—handguns and tequila, for example—just shouldn't be put together. The seller claims over 200K was dumped into the construction, which is as crazy as it is sad. The Vette's chassis and engine were retained, but every other inch
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger This modified Corvette may or may not be one of the 6,502 original Indy 500 Pace Car replicas built in 1978, but it certainly took the brunt when rear ended by a semi truck in Boise, Idaho. The collision of truck vs Corvette happened last week on I-85 East about nine miles from the Idaho-Oregon border. With the chrome air breather sticking out the hood and the roll bar installed, you
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger If your looking for a project C3 or C4 Corvette, check out this auction of over 100 salvage Corvettes that will be sold on Saturday in Forest City, North Carolina. Whittington Auction and Appraisal is handling the gavel duties for this collection of mostly insurance salvage Corvettes and parts. The sale is actually the first of two auctions with the second part dealing with thousands of used original Corvette parts. The
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger 1978 was a special year for Corvette. Not only was the sports car celebrating its 25th Anniversary, it was chosen to pace the Indianapolis 500. GM celebrated the event with a special Indy 500 Pace Car replica, a fully optioned Corvette painted Black and Silver and featuring silver interior and polished aluminum wheels. When the Wall Street Journal published a front page story on March 27,1978 reporting on the special edition
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger There are some people who have been blessed with the do-it-yourself gene and then there’s Corvette Forum member “Mewn” who has taken the art of custom fabrication to a new level. Mewn’s 1981 Corvette was already a head turner with its huge high-rise 505 big block sticking out of the custom hood. Mewn had been working on the interior and already had installed a custom stereo controlled by a touch screen
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger Found that headline while browsing Craigslist this week and for some reason, I got a kick that out of all places, the car is in Vegas. Now its got to stay there, right? Our black faux-testarossa sits on a 1984 Corvette chassis and the merged kit car looks to be well executed, down to the prancing horse logo on the rear. If you've got $16,500 or a 2000 or newer limousine
by Andy Boligamosauto.com “If what you see is what you get, it may not necessarily be what you paid for.”There’s a special place in heaven for those folks who have persevered, felt the sting of despair and isolation but, somehow, pressed on to see a pile of parts become their pride and joy.John Marshall knows that all too well. While many enthusiasts have the privilege to see amazing cars dwelling among shows and featured
by Steve BurnsCorvette Blogger The team at Mecum Auctions heads to Texas this weekend for their inaugural Dallas sale. The auction runs Thursday, October 6th, through Saturday the 8th at the Dallas Convention Center. Velocity (formerly HD Theater) will have 14 hours of live coverage of the action. As is tradition, check out our favorite Corvettes up for grabs this weekend in Dallas after the break. At last check there were 420 cars and motorcycles
by John CoyleCorvette ForumD.A.R.E is a program designed to keep kids away from drugs and violence, and certainly, that goal is noble. Nobody wants to be attacked by knife-wielding, meth-addicted fifth graders.But its success rate is spotty, and I think we can definitely put this 1976 Stingray into the fail column. The paint job—featuring mascot Daren the lion—doesn't look too bad, but who seriously wants to drive around with a cartoon character painted on their
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger Remember John Greenwood’s 1969 BF Goodrich Stars and Stripes ZL1/L88 racer that sold at RM’s Monterey auction for $638,000? Purchased by Terry Michaelis of Proteam Corvette, the ’69 BFG Corvette recently made its way home to the company’s Napoleon, Ohio facility. The former Le Mans race car will be the centerpiece of Proteam’s L88 collection which now numbers seven special production L88′s of the 216 produced between 1967-1969. The BF Goodrich
by John CoyleCorvette Forum Racing any kind of vehicle, whether it's a GT-car in ALMS, a NASCAR at Daytona or a ferocious MotoGP machine, is a workout. That said, today's cars are exponentially easier to pilot than the monsters of yesteryear. Want an example? Then check out this video of driver Christian Dick literally wrestling this 600HP C3 around the course during the Heritage Touring Car Challenge at Silverstone. It seriously gave me the willies...UPDATE:
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBlogger.com The 1969 ZL-1 Greenwood Stars and Stripes Corvette that was campaigned at Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans has crossed the auction block at RM’s Monterey auction. Early estimates of what this Corvette would sell for proved to be way off when the hammer dropped at $580,000. Corvette Report’s K.Scott Teeters watched the auction last night online and describes the ground-pounding entrance of the former Le Mans racers to the block: The
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.com This is a big weekend for car auctions as most of the major auction houses are descending on Monterey, California for a weekend full of classic and collector car sales. Although fairly new to the Monterey scene, Mecum Auctions has a full slate of cars ready to be sold during their Monterey Daytime Auction which kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday. On the Mecum sales docket are 42 Corvettes that
Buying any used car is a process full of peril, and that goes triple when you’re considering a 25-year-old sports car. No matter how smart or lucky you think you are, it’s important to remember that forums are filled with stories of starry-eyed folks who watched their dream car slowly turn into a nightmare. And while I realize that the whole dream-to-nightmare analogy isn’t the most original phrase, neither is “ran when parked,” “minor
Last week, we posted what's possibly—hopefully?— the goofiest Corvette ad ever. But there's nothing goofy about this 1968 C3 spot. Even the age of the 43-year-old paper doesn't dull the bad-ass aura emanatring off this Rally Red rocket. While the lines were tweaked over its 15-year lifespan, they iconic lines would come to define the General's halo car for a generation of enthusiasts, and still inspire bystanders to stop and stare. What's your take on
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com We’re not exactly sure what chain of events that went into motion to cause this black C3 Corvette to end up on its top. We do know that the accident sent two men to the hospital after this serious crash in Brevard County Florida. The accident caused the southbound lanes of US-1 to be shut down in Malabar, Florida so emergency crews could clean up the mess. The black Corvette looks
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com RB in Indiana submitted this 1974 Corvette to Corvette Values: 1974 Corvette Convertible, VIN #1z67j4s427XXX. Painted Dark Red (original) with dark red leather interior and a white convertible soft top. Matching numbers L-48 350ci/195hp engine, automatic transmission, 79235 original miles, power steering and brakes, air conditioning, power windows, auxilliary hard top and luggage rack. Paint and mechanicals in good/average condition, no documentation but have owner history. Find out how we valued
Many people consider the L88 Stingray, manufactured between 1967 and 1969, to be the baddest and biggest Corvette ever built. This vehicle sported a comprehensive racing package, including big block V8 with solid-lifters and special Can-Am-spec cylinder heads. It was one of the first vehicles in the Corvette line to be manufactured specifically with racing in mind. Read on for a brief overview of this unique Corvette and why it has come to be such
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.comContent contributed by Keith Cornett of CorvetteBlogger.comClassic Corvettes have always been a hit with collectors at auctions but rising values have put the most coveted Corvettes out of reach for many. With the prices for classic cars back on the rise, classic car insurance provider Hagerty has put together the following list of what CEO McKeel Hagerty calls the “Top 5 Attainable Dream Cars”. Making the list of those attainable cars is a
Do you know a Corvette owner or Corvette enthusiast (who doesn’t have a Corvette) who wants to go fast…really, really fast? Then this is the ideal gift for a buyer with deep pockets. This 1977 Chevrolet Corvette is built for serious drag strip use with a 468 cubic inch big bloc Chevy engine, a two speed Powerglide transmission and a 9” Ford rear end along with the required chassis goodies to obtain an NHRA 8.50
Changing the brakes on your C3 Corvette: Changing your brake pads is a great way to save money and the work is not as hard as some people think. To do your own brake job you will need the following items: Needed Items:-A floor jack -Jack stands -Wheel wrench -Large pliers -A socket set and ratchet -Light sand paper -Small hammer Step One Before jacking up your C3 Corvette, use your wheel lug wrench to
The 1972 Corvette Stingray was a part of the C3 design group of Chevrolet Corvettes. The terminology "C3" refers to the fact that the 1972 design was a part of the third major overhaul of the appearance and functionality of the Chevrolet Corvette. The C3 designation remained in place from 1968 up through 1982; as a result, the cars that Chevrolet built under the Corvette name during this window of time all bear a resemblance
Items Needed: Oil (Check your owners manual for the proper amount and type) Oil Filter (If your manual doesn't tell you a filter size, check your local parts store) Floor Jack Jack Stands Catch Pan Paper Towels Wrench or Socket Set for the oil plug Oil Filter Wrench (Not needed, but it can be helpful)
The 1971 Corvette Stingray is part of the C3 design group of Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The C3 terminology is used to identify that the 1971 model of the Corvette was part of the third major redesign of the vehicle after its initial production. The C3 design scheme was in use from 1968 through 1982; as such the 1971 model does not vary significantly from the vehicles that immediately preceded it (up to 3 years prior),
The 1970 Corvette, from Chevrolet, was a legend before its time. With classic styling, big flared fenders, vent gills and the fiberglass body, the ‘Vette was unmistakable. Start it up and drive down the street and the throbbing hum from its big block engine couldn’t escape notice. Below you will find information on some of the finer points of the 1970 Corvette Stingray.
The 1968 Corvette introduced the market to the third generation of the Corvette, better known as the Stingray. When the first C3 hit the streets it sported a sleek new body and improved interior, but the engine options were carried over from 1967. The 1969 Corvette Stingray saw few aesthetic changes but buyers did get some of the new engine options that they had hoped for in 1968. The base model engine was a
1968 introduced the world to the third generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, known by many as the Stingray. The 1968 Chevrolet Corvette still carried the Stingray name in marketing campaigns but it did not display the name anywhere on the vehicle. General Motors had tried to keep the sleek new Corvette design under wraps until Mattel issued a Hot Wheels unit named the “Custom Corvette”, which was just a C3 Corvette. This spoiled GM’s
The Chevrolet Corvette C3 was launched in 1968 and the sleek new body style was based on the 1965 Mako Shark II Concept. By 1968 the Chevrolet Corvette had become a mainstay in the American performance car market but the introduction of the C3 Corvette rocketed the Chevrolet sports car to stardom. Running from 168 through 1982, the C3 was the longest generation of the Corvette, offering the highest and the lowest powered models
Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe 3rd generation Chevrolet Corvette C3, known as the Shark, was manufactured from 1968 through 1982 as a 2-door coupe or convertible. The C3 also tied in with the MattelÂ® Hot Wheels custom Corvette toy car. A total of 542,741 Corvette C3's were manufactured between 1968 and 1982 at the Chevrolet plants in St. Louis, Missouri and the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The Chevrolet Corvette celebrated its Silver Anniversary in 1978; to celebrate, General Motors and Chevy introduced two special 25th Anniversary Edition C3 Vettes.