Earlier this week Chevy released a trailer for a new documentary about the C8’s development, which was full of seemingly innocuous beauty shots of the ‘Vette and interviews with employees. But about two-thirds of the way through the trailer there’s a panning shot of the Nürburgring race track, and “painted” on the track is a lap time. That time reads 7:29.9, and it’s legit. The lap time was set by Oliver Gavin, a five-time Le Mans-winning driver for the Corvette Racing team.
A Chevy spokesperson said in a statement that the uncertified time was set last summer by a new Corvette with the optional Z51 Performance Package. Because if you’re gonna have someone set a lap time at the ‘Ring with your radical new sports car, it might as well be a decorated race car driver, right? In a tweet that also includes the documentary trailer, Gavin said he had “a great time behind the wheel” and that Chevy “even let me set a lap time!”
A lap time of 7:29.9 is a great starting point for the new Corvette. This time is just barely off the Camaro ZL1 time of 7:29.6, and in range of other supercars. Keep in mind that this is just the 1st version of the new Corvette and we know there are higher performance versions on the way. And given that this time is uncertified and likely set by a prototype, we may see quicker lap times from the standard C8 Corvette in the future.
To coincide with the C8’s long-awaited start of production, Chevy is announcing it has produced a two-part documentary that tells the story of how the all-new sports car was born. Due to be released in the coming months, “Revolution – The Mid-Engine Corvette Development Story” will go through the engineering process as explained by those who were directly involved in the development phase. Needless to say, we’re expecting to find out some juicy tidbits about what went on during the C8’s road to production.
Click Here to see the Trailer For Chevy’s Corvette C8 Documentary
The Very last 1955 produced
First, it should be stated that only 700 Corvettes were produced in ’55. Second in rarity only to the ‘53’s at only 300. Of the 700 produced, only the last 25 were 3 spd. manual transmission cars. All the rest were 2 spd. Powerglide automatics. The 1955 presented here happens to be the very last ‘55 Corvette produced! And #700 was the very last body in the 1st generation series from ‘53, ‘54 and ‘55 Corvettes!
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“I fondly remember selling my first 1967 Corvette 435 back in the 70s for $6,000. Since then I have sold well over 100 435’s, maybe more.
This particular 1967 435 coupe in Marina Blue with the Bright Blue interior, and equipped the way it is with the factory side pipes resembles, closely the 1967 275 GTB of the Ferrari family.
Although they differ greatly in value the Coupe version of the stingray Corvette is much more sought after today than it ever has been!
The lines and the styling of the coupe, and the rarity in numbers, will always make this the pinnacle of collectability for the 1967 model year!”
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If you’ve decided that the Coupe is the only way to go, then you could do no better than the amazing example seen here. Everything about it proclaims its raw performance intentions! L71 427/435hp big block? Check. M21 close ratio 4-spd. manual transmission? Check. N14 side-mounted exhaust system? Check.
This awesome ’67 has had a complete, nut and bolt, frame-off restoration and the result is simply outstanding in every way! So much so, that it has been the recipient of just about every major award the hobby has to offer! Multiple N.C.R.S. Top Flights, Performance Verification Award, Triple Crown Award and the most coveted of them all . . . the Zora Arkus-Duntov Mark of Excellence Award!
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- 1956-1962 Corvette Hardtops – Priced from $4,888.
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- 1957 Corvette Fuel Injection Unit – taken off of a ’57 Corvette engine, completely rebuilt and is ready to use. Part #7014520. Price $5,500 OBO (make us an offer).
1969 L88 Holley 4bbl carburetor – Completely rebuilt (by Jerry Luck) and ready to install. 3955205 R4296 932. Price: $4,500 $3,500.
One pair of factory aluminum cylinder heads for big-block Chevy. Pt.#3919842. These heads were original equipment on ’68 & ’69 L88 and L89 engines. Both heads in excellent condition. $4,500 $3,900 for the pair.
Artwork by Sam Wagner. 1960 corvette with Mickey Mouse, 45? x 30 Framed.
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