According to sources familiar with the matter, the new tentative date for the start of regular production (SORP) for the Corvette E-Ray is set for Monday, November 27th, 2023. The SORP date was previously slated for Monday, October 23rd, but has since been pushed back.
As anticipated, the 2024 Corvette Stingray production began on September 5th, 2023, and the 2024 Corvette Z06 started on October 2nd. Production of the 2024 Corvette Z06 got under way on October 2nd.
This awesome ’54 was created by Darwin Clark, a retired GM executive of 45 years as VP General Manager of Industry Dealer Affairs. He had a long career of car collecting and restoring vintage GM automobiles. Darwin had a quest to build the ultimate 1954 Corvette, complete with an untouched original body and the perfect blend of power and handling. It was in 2001 that he purchased the vehicle to start his project. He chose the Newman car creation C4 chassis and components for the vehicle’s foundation. The power plant was a 1998 LS1 Chevy small block. Accessory pulleys came from March performance, while the cooling was upgraded with a Be Cool radiator. A stainless steel exhaust system using 2 1/2-inch tubing with Flowmaster mufflers allows this beauty to breathe with ease!. Replacing the original transmission with the 4L60E with a modified Lokar shifter, mated to an aluminum driveshaft. Ex-GM designer Steve Pasteiner, proprietor of Advanced Automotive Technologies in Rochester Hills, Michigan, carefully oversaw the complete and meticulous preparation for paint where the panel alignment was painstakingly gapped to 3/16 of an inch of perfection.
The seating position, most important because of a confined original cockpit, was addressed for comfort by dropping the seats downward and rearward to accommodate taller body types.
The instrument cluster and gauges were updated using Auto Meter white-faced dials.
Special styling cues include a custom armrest and other hand-fabricated items, which were the crowning jewels of the interior.
The Ronald McDonald House of Central Valley is offering two Corvettes and a Camaro SS and the last day to enter is Friday, November 17th. Corvette enthusiasts can choose between a 70th Anniversary 2023 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe, a 1965 Corvette Convertible, or a 1967 Camaro SS. Your entry ticket determines which collector car you want to win. Pick one, or select all three! Your charitable donations help the families of sick children stay at the Ronald McDonald House at no charge while their children receive medical care at the nearby Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, CA. It’s a great cause to support and Thundering Thursday readers can enter PROMO CODE CM to receive double entries! The winners will be announced on December 8th. Don’t miss out!
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It was nice meeting and talking with Mike at the Wynn this last weekend. I told Mike about this 1967 Corvette 427 435 horse while I was on vacation at the Jersey shore. The gentleman that owned this car, pulled it out of the garage and put a for sale sign on it after completing a 12 year restoration at the time making it an expensive vacation but well worth it. That was until I was taking a vacation at Newport Beach this year; Not too far from Corvette Mike‘s in Anaheim. I went over with a friend to look at Corvettes and low and behold. There was a 2006 Ford GT amongst the Corvettes and needless to say, we are enjoying it here in sunny Arizona. My wife says I can’t go on vacation anymore.
2016 Z06 Coupe
With Only 3k Miles
Laguna Blue w/Kalahari interior, 376/650hp, Supercharged V8, 8-speed automatic
This absolutely stunning ZO6 features a Laguna Blue Tintcoat exterior that’s perfectly complemented by a full leather Kalahari interior.
The car is in pristine condition throughout with only 3k miles and is loaded with all of the desirable options, including:
3LZ Premium Equipment Group, which includes:
Front Memory Package
Napa Leather bucket seats
Luggage shade and parcel net
Auto dimming inside rearview mirror
Sirius /XM satellite radio (with subscription)
Power heated outside mirrors w/auto dimming on the driver’s side
Sueded Microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim package
Custom leather-wrapped instrument panel and doors
Performance data and video recorder w/NAV
8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission
Premium audio w/surround sound
Advanced theft deterrent system
Universal Home Remote
Front curb view cameras
Additional options include:
ZO6 chrome aluminum wheels
Carbon Fiber Interior Package
Body color exterior vents
Remote vehicle start
Laguna Blue Tintcoat
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2019 Dodge Hellcat SRT Red Eye
One owner and 2,583 miles
Red Octane Metallic w/Sepia interior, 6.2L/797hp, Supercharged Hemi V8,
8-speed paddle-shift automatic
Introduced in ’19, the Challenger SRT Red Eye took the engine from the Demon and gave you a bit more of a “streetable” package.
This one owner Hellcat features:
Line Loc Launch Control
SRT Power Chiller
Race Cool Down
Brembo 6 piston brakes
305/35ZR20 P Zero summer tires
Optional equipment includes:
Customer Preferred Package
Driver Convenience Group
Harmon Kardon Audio Group w/Sub-Woofer
Laguna Leather Package
SRT Performance Spoiler
Uconnect 4C NAV w/8.4? Display
The car is like new throughout with only 2,583 miles on the odometer!
Comes with all books, manuals, spare key fob, window sticker and more!.
Priced at $85,900
With Only 1,800 Miles!
Ostuni White Pearl w/Perlino interior, 4.4L/523hp Turbocharged V8, 8-speed automatic
This is the Range Rover everyone wants! Like new with only 1,800 miles!
Ostuni White Pearl Exterior
Deployable Side Steps
Heated and Cooled Front and Rear Seats
Perlino/Perlino Semi-Anline Leather Seats
Illuminated Seatbelt Buckles
Gloss Grand Black Veneer
Shadow Exterior Pack
Black Contrast Roof
Premium Interior Protection Pack
Black Brake Calipers
21? Full Sixer Spare Wheel
Ebony Morzine Headlining
Heated Steering Wheel
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