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The Baddest Corvette of Them All: The L88 Stingray

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 […] More »

  Comments | By - July 11, 2011

1965 Corvette VIN 00001 Sells at Mecum’s Indy Auction

Content provided by Keith Cornett at CorvetteBlogger.com Here’s a 1965 Corvette that’s number 1 in our book. Actually, it’s the very first 1965 Corvette, VIN 194375S100001 and it crossed the auction block Wednesday evening at Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indianapolis. The Silver Pearl Coupe with the 327/365 hp engine was sold for $66,000 to Bidder […] More »

  Comments | By - May 20, 2011

A Brief History of the Corvette Emblem

While the Corvette emblem has changed with each new generation of Corvette, there is one mainstay that holds true: the crossed flags design sporting the checkered finish line flag. The original logo was designed in 1953 for the premiere of the first Corvette. Original Logo The original Corvette logo was designed in 1953 by Robert […] More »

  Comments | By - May 9, 2011

ZR1 History and Overview

Corvette ZR1 History and Overview The ZR1 (or ZR-1 ? note the dash) is a high-performance edition of the Chevrolet Corvette. In and out of production from the late 1960s until the present time, today’s version is known as the C6 ZR1 Corvette (no dash). The car’s engine, in combination with the vehicle’s transmission, suspension […] More »

  Comments | By - November 12, 2010

History of the Corvette Stingray

The Sting Ray (later spelled as one word “Stingray”) has an intriguing connection with Chevrolet Corvettes. The name was used primarily on C2 vehicles produced from 1963 through 1968. And although the Corvette is no longer called the Sting Ray and has not been so called since 1969, nonetheless the moniker will probably be remembered […] More »

  Comments | By - June 21, 2010

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