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The Price of a C8 Corvette in Australia May Be Lower Than Expected

3 hours 40 min ago

Be thankful you live in the United States if you’re a fan of the new C8 Corvette Stingray.

While GM has made no secret that it hopes to sell a lot more mid-engine Stingrays overseas than ever before, that privilege won’t come cheap off American soil.

A source has told whichcar.com that the upcoming 2020 mid-engine Corvette – being offered for the first time in Australia, or anywhere for that matter, with right-hand drive – may not cost as much as once feared there.

Continue reading The Price of a C8 Corvette in Australia May Be Lower Than Expected at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[ACCIDENT] A Dash Camera Captures the Scary Moment a C6 Corvette is Totaled in a Crash

4 hours 3 min ago

A Corvette owner headed home after a day’s work was involved in a crash which totaled his red C6 Corvette and the whole thing was captured on video.

Mark Brumfield was on his way home from work on January 14th in Mesa, AZ., and the dashcam video opens as he pulls out onto a multi-lane road behind a white SUV.

Continue reading [ACCIDENT] A Dash Camera Captures the Scary Moment a C6 Corvette is Totaled in a Crash at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Corvettes for Sale: Matching Numbers 1963 Corvette Split-Window with Factory Air

6 hours 26 min ago

Without a doubt, one of the most collectible Corvettes in Chevrolet’s 67-year run of the model is the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe. The famous split-window design was a one-year-only option and only 10,954 split-window coupes were produced. Today, restored examples of the SWCs can sell for big dollars.

Our sister website VetteFinders.com recently received a new classified ad for a 1963 Corvette Coupe for sale on Long Island, NY.

Continue reading Corvettes for Sale: Matching Numbers 1963 Corvette Split-Window with Factory Air at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

IMSA Makes Positive BoP Adjustments to the Corvette C8.Rs Ahead of the Rolex 24

8 hours 44 min ago

Photo Credit: Richard Prince

Following the Roar at the 24 test session held earlier in the month, IMSA’s competition committee went to work on analyzing all the data collected and they have now handed down the final Balance of Performance (BoP) adjustments to the teams ahead of Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Continue reading IMSA Makes Positive BoP Adjustments to the Corvette C8.Rs Ahead of the Rolex 24 at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] Go Behind the Scenes with the VIN 001 2020 Corvette Auction at Barrett-Jackson

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:25pm

We’ve featured some of the previous videos from YouTuber Speed Phenom over the last few months and his videos are always entertaining with some great info to boot. He has a 2020 Corvette Stingray on order and has a genuine excitement for the car despite also just having purchased a new Ford Shelby GT500.

Continue reading [VIDEO] Go Behind the Scenes with the VIN 001 2020 Corvette Auction at Barrett-Jackson at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[SPIED] Video Captures the Sound of a Flat-Plane Crank V8 in this C8 Corvette Z06 Prototype

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 6:27pm

Screen Capture from Jim Lill / Facebook

Here’s a huge catch by a Corvette enthusiast named Jim Lill who posted a photo and a video to Facebook of a camouflaged C8 Corvette widebody with an engine note that sure as shootin’ sounds like the C8.R’s flat-plane crank V8. The heavily-cladded Corvette prototype was spied out in California on Monday afternoon in the mountains east of San Diego.

Continue reading [SPIED] Video Captures the Sound of a Flat-Plane Crank V8 in this C8 Corvette Z06 Prototype at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] GM May Target Dealers Charging Over MSRP for the 2020 Corvette with Reduced Allocations

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 1:31pm

Photo Credit: Corvette / Instagram

There’s been quite a bit of discussion about dealer allocations for the 2020 Corvette and where we currently stand right now as retail production of the new mid-engined sports car is slated to being in just a couple of weeks.

When Chevrolet first gave the allocation targets to dealers last year for the 2020 Corvette, the factory was planning to start retail production in early December with 2020 Corvettes being produced for roughly nine months before the model year changeover in September 2020 to the 2021 models.

Continue reading [VIDEO] GM May Target Dealers Charging Over MSRP for the 2020 Corvette with Reduced Allocations at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Corvette C8.R Set for Spotlight

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:27am

DETROIT (Jan. 20, 2020) – For more than 20 years, Corvette Racing has carved a legacy in GT endurance racing with three generations of front-engine racing Corvettes. The start of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship also marks the beginning of the mid-engine Corvette era.

As the 1999 Rolex 24 At Daytona marked the first appearance for Corvette Racing, so does this year’s running mark the debut of the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R.

Continue reading Corvette Racing at Daytona: Corvette C8.R Set for Spotlight at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

2019 Corvette ZR1 That Ran 7:04 on the Nurburgring Now on Display at the Corvette Museum

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:09am

Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum

Much has been made about the 755 horsepower 2019 Corvette ZR1 being a one-and-done model.

And deservedly so.

But did you know perhaps the most important ZR1 of the C7 generation has never been driven by a paying customer?

It’s the 2019 Pre-Production ZR1, VIN 1G1Y52D93K50002EX, or better known to enthusiasts as the “Nürburgring unofficial 7:04 2019 Corvette ZR1.”

While it’s only been driven by GM employees, this front-engine legend can now be seen in person by the general public – in no less than the coveted “turntable” display area at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., through mid-April.

Continue reading 2019 Corvette ZR1 That Ran 7:04 on the Nurburgring Now on Display at the Corvette Museum at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[ACCIDENT] Black C7 Corvette Crashes into Airport Fence in Burbank

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 3:48pm

Photo Credit: nbclosangeles.com

Johnny Carson always talked about “Beautiful Downtown Burbank.”

Perhaps the driver of this black C7 Corvette convertible was on his way to check out that city, immortalized by the legendary TV talk show host, for himself.

Unfortunately, the Stingray wound up on its passenger side after crashing through a fence along the western boundary of the Hollywood Burbank Airport about 9:45 p.m.

Continue reading [ACCIDENT] Black C7 Corvette Crashes into Airport Fence in Burbank at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Jan 19th

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 9:24am

Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays, Grand Sports, Z06s and ZR1s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top individual Corvette seller.

What an eventful week this was for the C8 Corvette! On Monday, the 2020 Corvette was awarded the title of North American Car of the Year, and on Saturday, the first retail 2020 Corvette sold for $3 million at Barrett-Jackson to NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.

Continue reading Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Jan 19th at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Stingray VIN 001 Sells for $3 Million at Barrett-Jackson

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 8:36pm

Photo Credit: Barrett-Jackson / Twitter

GM CEO Mary Barra rode onto the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in a Torch Red 2020 Corvette Stingray that represents the first retail VIN 001 to be produced. Mary headed up to the auction stage where she gave due credit to the team at Chevrolet for taking the Corvette to the next level.

Continue reading [VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Stingray VIN 001 Sells for $3 Million at Barrett-Jackson at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

QUICK SHIFTS: Jordan Taylor, Save the Manuals, Unsung Hero Mauri Rose, C8 Markups, Ronde Barber’s Corvettes and More!

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 3:29pm

Welcome to Quick Shifts! Quick Shifts is a content feature here at CorvetteBlogger featuring links to Corvette and automotive-related stories of interest.

Check out this weeks list of automotive quick shifts featuring Jordan Taylor’s new ride, save the manuals, the Corvette’s Godfather, the good part of C8 dealership markups, the Corvette collection of Ronde Barber, the long-awaited match-up between the ZL1 1LE and GT500, and a look back at the styling concepts that nearly became mid-engine ‘Vettes more than 30 years ago.

Continue reading QUICK SHIFTS: Jordan Taylor, Save the Manuals, Unsung Hero Mauri Rose, C8 Markups, Ronde Barber’s Corvettes and More! at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Saturday Morning Corvette Comic: I’ll Even Clean My Room!

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 10:27am

I used the “But I cleaned my room” back in my teens when trying to convince my mom to let me drive the ’66 Corvette. It never worked, but it’s always a good try.

You can browse more of our Corvette comics here!

Source:
JerryKing.com

Related:
Saturday Morning Corvette Comic: Man’s Best Friend Loves Corvette Rides Too!

Continue reading Saturday Morning Corvette Comic: I’ll Even Clean My Room! at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] Team Chevy Drops ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Teaser for the C8.R Corvette

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 2:17pm

Photo Credit: Keith Cornett

The next era of Corvette Racing is almost here and Team Chevy is excited to see the new mid-engined C8.R Corvettes as they compete for the first time at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Team Chevy has been studying the gathering storm clouds on the horizon and they are calling for 24 hours of Thunder and Lightning!

Continue reading [VIDEO] Team Chevy Drops ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Teaser for the C8.R Corvette at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Corvette Assembly Plant Promotes Temporary Workers and Gears Up for 2nd Shift

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:30pm

The new eighth-generation Corvette has already earned numerous awards before the first production car for a paying customer even hits the street.

Now some of the workers who will be producing the mid-engine 2020 Stingray starting next month are already reaping rewards, too.

In fact, 57 temporary workers at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant in Kentucky will be changing to full-time positions that will pay them more and offer better benefits, a move that had been promised in the four-year contract reached between United Auto Workers and General Motors after a nationwide 40-day strike.

Continue reading Corvette Assembly Plant Promotes Temporary Workers and Gears Up for 2nd Shift at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

The C8 Corvette Needs a ‘Paint to Sample’ Program

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:01pm

One of the most significant goals that the Corvette Team had when they set out to create the first ever mid-engine version of America’s Sports Car was to appeal to a clientele that used to look down on the Corvette as “not premium enough” while also silencing those pesky automotive journalist types who bemoan the ‘Vette’s interior at every turn (deserved or not).

Continue reading The C8 Corvette Needs a ‘Paint to Sample’ Program at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[STOLEN] Owner Searching for Rare 1954 Corvette Stolen From Orlando Suburb in December

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 9:33am

Have you seen this 1954 Corvette Roadster? The Polo White sports car was stolen from an Orlando suburb in late December 2019. The Corvette was last seen wearing a Mecum Auto Auctions rear plate and an NCRS front license plate.

The car is owned by Lou Pendas who manages The Pendas Law Firm, a Florida-based personal injury law firm.

Continue reading [STOLEN] Owner Searching for Rare 1954 Corvette Stolen From Orlando Suburb in December at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

STUDY: Corvette Ranks as One of the Sports Cars People Keep the Longest

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 2:15pm

Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com

The average American keeps their new car for seven years, and that number continues to rise, perhaps because of the increased reliability – and price – of vehicles over the years.

However, there are some cars, like the Corvette, that owners are more likely to keep for longer.

Continue reading STUDY: Corvette Ranks as One of the Sports Cars People Keep the Longest at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

CorvetteBlogger’s Definitive List of the Best Corvette from Each Generation Part I

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 1:44pm

Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com

We just wrapped up our seven-week countdown of the best Corvette from each decade by naming the 2019 ZR1 the greatest example of America’s Sports Car from the 2010s.

Grouping Corvettes by decade was a new approach that added intrigue to an activity that many of us have pondered and often forced us into some tough choices.

Continue reading CorvetteBlogger’s Definitive List of the Best Corvette from Each Generation Part I at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

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