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Anything and everything by John Hinckley. John knows his stuff.
Assembly Instruction Manuals (AIMs) Vette Views Birthplace of Legends Peter LiCastro's book about St. Louis production. The 1969 Corvette Guidebook by Rick Bizzoco. Good reading regardless of whether you own a '69. All Corvettes Are Red Very good reading concerning the development of the C5.
Dave McLellan's book
Ray Miller's The Real Corvette Corvette Buyer's Guide by Michael Antonick
Any and all of the NCRS publications.
It's a toss up on Corvette magazines. I prefer Corvette Enthusiast. Corvette Fever and Vette Magazine are also available, but these two don't hold my interest like they used to.
Personally, I stay away from the generic reference/reading sources which attempt to cover GM makes in general and not Corvette specific.
Black Book would not have been my first choice but Assembly Manual was in fact my first choice when I started my restoration of my car.
To adequately answer your question it depends on what your intention is; restoration, upkeep, maintenance, reading for enjoyment or general knowledge, etc.???
Not really Corvette books, but the two books, "Chevrolet by the Numbers" by Alan L. Colvin are great. There's a 1965-1969 book and a 1970-1975. Great reference guide for parts and casting numbers,..engines installed in what cars in which years, etc.
1968-1982 Buyers Guide..by Richard Newton..it has everything you would want to know about each yr...certain problems to watch for..what options were available...how many of each were built with what options..good pictures..good insight..
These are not all "must have's" but are good coffee table books:
The Official National Corvette Museum, Commemorative Book
Corvette ZR-1 Slide Show (Marketing Book), Chevrolet Motor Division 1989
The Official Anniversary Book Corvette Fifty Years, Randy Leffingwell
Corvette: Five Decades of Sports Car Speed, Randy Leffingwell & Tom Benford
Auto Focus: Corvette, Richard A. Lentinello
Supercars: Chevrolet Corvette, Phillip Bingham
The Corvettes 1953-1984, Richard Langworth
The Corvette, Mike mueller
Corvette: The Complete Illustrated History, Jim Campisno
Corvette, Barry Coleman
Corvettes: America's Sports Car, By The Auto Editors of Consumer Guide
Corvette: The American Legend, By The Auto Editors of Consumer Guide
Corvette: Past, Present, Future (revised&updated), By The Editors of Consumer Guide
The Complete Book of Corvette, Richard M. Langworth *
Corvette Chronicle, James M. Flammang *
Corvettes The Cars that Created the Legend, Dennis Adler
The Complete Corvette: A Model-By-Model History, Tom Falconer
This Old Corvette: The Ultimate-tribute to America's Sport Car, Contributor's include**
Corvette: Collector's Library, Michael Antonick
Corvette Black Book 1953-2002, Michael Antonick
Chilton Repair & Tune-up Guide (pt#6843): Corvette 1963 to 1983
How to Restore & Modify Your Corvette 1968-82, Richard Newton
Original Corvette: The restorer's Guide 1968-82, Tom Falconer
Corvette Restoration Guide 1968-1982, Richard Prince
Corvette, Nick Baldwin
Standard catalog of Corvette 2nd Edition 1953-2005, John Gunnell
The Collector's Handbook, Peter Sessler
Cars: The New Classics, Chris Harvey
* with the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide
** Mike Antonick, Noland Adams, Peter Egoan, Zora Arkus-Duntov, Allen Girdler, Lucinda Lewis,
Martin Milner, Dave Barnhouse, and more.
Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads and intake
Crane Cam and roller rockers
BTO 200-4R trans, 3.55 gear
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Body off repairs
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt rad and dual electric fans
Nostalgic Air Parts (AC system)
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