Tag: C1 Corvette

1961 Corvette Gulf Oil Race Car a No-Sale at Mecum’s 2012 Kissimmee Auction

The 1961 Corvette Gulf Oil race car was one of the centerpieces of Mecum’s 2012 Kissimmee auction and it drew massive attention when it hit the auction block Saturday afternoon. Bidding on the Grady Davis Gulf Oil-sponsored Corvette was fast and furious at the beginning but eventually stalled at $850,000 and the car went unsold.

  Comments | By - January 31, 2012

Lew Stitely’s 1953 Corvette: “The Tijuana Taxi”

by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger Let’s kick off 2012 right with a morning burnout courtesy of Lew Stitely’s 1953 Corvette gasser dubbed the Tijuana Taxi. This classic first-year Corvette was doing its thing out at Beaver Springs Dragway in PA and the video features several awesome burnouts, dry hops and a nine second quarter-mile run! According […] More »

  Comments | By - January 3, 2012

Corvettes on eBay: 1954 EX87 Corvette Test Mule Replica

Here’s a fun Corvette that we wouldn’t mind having parked under our Christmas tree. This 1954 model is currently for sale on EBay. The white on red roadster is a tribute to the famous 1955 Duntov EX87 test mule that ran 163mph in 1955. The original EX87 Duntov test mule was fitted with a V8

  Comments | By - December 16, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: a $400K 1954 Corvette Nomad Recreation

At the 1954 Motorama, GM unleashed three Corvette-based concept cars onto the show circuit. Dubbed the Convertible Coupe, the Corvair, and the Nomad, the trio caused a stir when they debuted in New York in January of 1954. As we all know, the Nomad made it to production a couple years later, but in a

  Comments | By - October 20, 2011

Johnny Depp Receives a 1959 Corvette From “Rum Diary” Producer

Johnny Depp just wrapped up production for his upcoming new movie, “The Rum Diary” based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson. To show his appreciation to the actor, the movie’s producer Graham King presented Depp with the keys to the red 1959 Corvette roadster that was used in movie. Answering the age-old question of

  Comments | By - October 18, 2011

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