’17 STINGRAY GRAND SPORT: CORVETTE RACING HERITAGE!

A snapshot of the new Corvette Grand Sport, plus Corvette's international racing legacy on and off the track. Chevrolet is bringing back the Corvette Grand Sport, leveraging more than 50 years of technology transfer from the track, while incorporating the distinctive styling attributes and special-edition aura. It is also the first production model to incorporate the chassis and suspension elements of the high-performance supercharged model in addition to its wider tires and fenders. It was...
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LINGENFELTER COLLECTION: FAST CARS FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

Ken Lingenfelter has an ulterior motive – supporting great causes - for amassing an incredible collection of high-performance cars. The Lingenfelter name has been linked to fast cars and the high-performance automotive community based primarily on the late John Lingenfelter’s reputation as a Corvette tuner, driver, championship drag racer, manufacturer of specialty performance parts and owner of LPE, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. He was the builder-tuner-driver of the legendary Calla...
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RARE L88 CORVETTES: STING RAY & STINGRAY!

It’s a rare day when two important super-high-performance L88 Corvettes cross the block. It doesn’t get better than these prime examples. Chevrolet tried everything to discourage people from buying L88 Corvettes in 1967 to 1969. The 427 engine with aluminum heads and ultra-high-compression was really a single four-barrel track engine, not engineered to run with mufflered exhausts and on pump gas. Initially dealers were discouraged from selling them and Chevrolet rated the L88 at five horsepo...
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ZR1 & ZR2 CORVETTES: THE MARK OF ZORA!

If you wanted to race a 1970-'72 Corvette, all you had to do was check off ZR1 or ZR2 on the order sheet. Very few did, so they have become rare collectibles. At the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, AZ, a pair of rare Corvettes, optioned with Chevrolet’s ready-to-race ZR options will cross the block. In 1970, just 25 Corvettes were equipped with the ZR1 option which included solid-lifter 350/370 small-block engines, M22 four-speeds, J56 dual-pin brakes, K66 Transistorized igni...
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L88 CORVETTES: RAREST OF RARE AT MCACN!

Close to half of the 20 multi-million-dollar ’67 L88s, plus a few ground-pounding 1968-’69 Corvettes, were at one place at one time: MCACN 2013. Bob Ashton has a reputation for assembling the quickest, fastest, rarest and most valuable muscle cars and Corvettes at his annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) in Chicago. This year he outdid himself. Working with Kevin Mackay at Corvette Repair, Valley Stream, NY, they assembled a mind-boggling number of L88 Corvettes, including seve...
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’64 CORVETTE PROTOTYPE: CERV II!

Zora Arkus-Duntov’s legendary torque-vectoring AWD Corvette test mule to cross the block at RM’s Art of the Automobile Auction next week. The 1950s were a Golden Age for American car companies, but this was not by chance; it was because of designers and brilliant engineers like Zora Arkus-Duntov. Indeed, few innovators can take credit for redirecting the entire focus of an industry. He is rightfully regarded as the “Father of the Corvette,” taking the staid powerplant of its inaugural year a...
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