Chevrolet was uncertain about the Corvette’s future in 1957. The car was launched four years earlier with only 300 sold. But sales began to become profitable by 1955, when the ancient six-cylinder was replaced by the new V8. After fighting in the brutal Korean war, a soldier rewarded himself by ordering this 1957 Corvette in Inca Silver. In order to save weight, he ordered the car without the convertible top, heater, radio, or even courtesy lights. This featherweight supercar is the epitome of 50s performance, so its amazing to watch Jay Leno Drive his 1957 Corvette. Inca Silver was Corvette’s first Acrylic Enamel paint, thanks to DuPont owning a majority stake in General Motors. Corvette gained a posi-traction rear differential, and Chevrolet Chief Engineer Zora Duntov made it the first American car to have 1 horsepower per cubic-inch. The 283ci engine with 283 horsepower was not only revolutionary, it launched the plastic fantastic to a winning streak that … [Read more...] about Jay Leno Drives his 1957 Corvette
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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. For this week’s dispatch, Mike delivers new Corvette dreams coast to coast with six customers profiled from five different states! Some good stories this week as Sarah gets a Grand Sport, a Corvette Z06 heads to Florida where its garage mate will be a Ferrari, and Mr. Criswell gives up his ZR1 convertible tester for a customer in Nevada! As always, a great selection of vintage Corvette and period photos are ready to be scrolled! Visit Mike’s facebook page for even more photos and videos of his new Corvette deliveries: CorvetteFurman. ~C5 was the start of the generation talk for Corvettes. It wasn’t until then the term C anything even existed. On that note I started with Corvettes during the tail end of the 3rd Generation (1978) and sold thru the … [Read more...] about Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Sept. 16th
1967 Chevrolet Corvette please rev up? The owner of a classic Sting Ray has won a legal battle in his on-going attempt to prove his 1967 Corvette is the real deal and that another C2 with a matching VIN in Canada is a fraudulent copy. Robert Bonanno of Florida considers his vintage Corvette to be the authentic one and has been trying to make Saskatchewan Government Insurance give him the name and address of the owner of a Sting Ray registered with the same VIN in Saskatchewan. Actually, the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner told SGI in March 2017 that the name and address should be given to Bonanno, but the insurance company did not comply, citing privacy reasons under Canada’s The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. That non-compliance eventually forced attorney Bryan Shook of Shook Legal, which is representing Bonanno, to take the case to the Court of Queen’s Bench, which ruled Aug. 31 in Bonanno’s favor. Bonanno found out about … [Read more...] about 1967 Corvette Owner Goes to Court Over a Canadian Corvette with the Identical VIN
Hosted on the Prosecco-soaked banks of Lake Como every year, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is one of the crown jewels of the international concours circuit. Even lined up against the annual festivities at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island, the glamour of Villa d’Este is undeniable, attracting celebrities, singers, personalities, and some of the finest single-cask, cream-of-the-crop, top-of-the-class cars in existence. Not a single entrant was to be missed, but we still managed to pick favorites from the 2018 edition. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette It doesn’t look much like a ’59 Corvette, does it? Back in 1959, Carroll Shelby teamed up Jim Hall and Gary Laughlin to create an American-Italian hybrid, a car that married American brute force and reliability with the ritzy-ditzy haute couture shapes from the Italian design houses. Three of these marinara-flavored ‘Vettes escaped the Scaglietti factory before GM put the kibosh on the whole project. 1933 … [Read more...] about Eleven Favorite Cars from the 2018 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
Por Enrique Kogan – Puros Autos Cuando uno habla de los cantantes de rock, probablemente pienses que las excentricidades forman parte de su vida. Verdad o no, algunos de ellos se muestran como unos amantes de los autos y han invertido un buen monto en ellos Superdeportivos, convertibles y coupés, son algunos de los modelos de autos preferidos por los más famosos representantes del rock. Desde los más veloces italianos, los clásicos americanos de los 60, desde el más puro lujo a la mayor potencia, del mayor confort a las extravagantes pinturas, así son de extremistas estos iconos de la música.Conoce a continuación algunos de los mejores autos de las legendarias estrellas de Rock, más excéntricas de todos los tiempos. Paul McCartney’s – Aston Martin DB5 de 1964 Es un Aston Martin DB5 de 1964 que fue adquirido por el legendario cantante de los Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney . Por cierto, este particular Aston … [Read more...] about Cuales fueron los más extravagantes autos de las grandes estrellas del Rock.