Chevrolet Corvette

Basement Find: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Project

Well, as is often said, “Parts is parts” and they’re plenty of them associated with this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette. The seller claims that this Chevy was stored in a cellar for 40 years, actually, “since the mid 70’s, the… more»

Miami Vice Meets Ecklers: 1975 Chevrolet Corvette

In America, our culture has often been driven by media.  In 1984, a television show called “Miami Vice” debuted on NBC.  Over the five-year run of the series the show set trends that still resonate with us.  One of… more»

Detailed Restoration to NCRS Standards: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette

Restored is a word that gets thrown around a lot in the collector car community, but the definition of the word varies depending on who you ask.  Some think new paint and interior means restored, while others think it… more»

Basement Find! 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Well, as is often said, “Parts is parts” and they’re plenty of them associated with this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette. The seller claims that this Chevy was stored in a cellar for 40 years, actually, “since the mid 70’s, the… more»

One of 527 Indy Pace Cars: 1995 Chevrolet Corvette

If you have your sights on a low-mileage sports car that has been garage-kept and pampered, then you should be looking in the classifieds for a Corvette.  Specifically, a commemorative or pace car edition of some sort.  Why?  The… more»

Good Bones? 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Pity the 1964 Chevrolet Corvette. It’s almost identical to the ’63 except for the lack of that ultra-cool split rear window. Bidders at the well-known big auction houses seem prepared to sell their souls to acquire one of the… more»

95% All There? 1961 Chevrolet Corvette

That’s right, the seller of this 1961 Chevrolet Corvette tells us that, “The car is 95 percent complete…“. Alright then, the images seem to belie that claim, this one looks more like a “parts is parts” situation. But, who… more»

L82 Performance Edition: 1976 Chevrolet Corvette

Last week I covered this 1976 Chevrolet Corvette and suggested that while it was uninspiring, in both color and lack of underhood oomph, I suggested that it was a product of its unfortunate times but it could serve as… more»

Untouched And Stock: 1976 Chevrolet Corvette

Pity the mid-’70s C3 Chevrolet Corvette, such as this 1976 example. They got the soft plastic bumper treatment, front and back, a less than desirable feature to ‘Vette aficionados and a value departure from the ’68-’72 steel bumpered variant…. more»

One of Two? 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427 ZL1

Well, this one’s going to get the comments going! Could it be that this is one of only two Corvettes built in 1969 with the famed all-aluminum ZL1 427 CI V8? That’s what the seller claims and it seems… more»

Genuine Big-Block Car? 1969 Chevrolet Corvette

One of the more disingenuous sales pitches you’ll find these days is where a seller tells you that a specific car is a genuine special model because it had some important or highly sought-after facet – though that facet… more»

The Flattie Lives On: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette

Nothing special about the 1978, twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary of Chevrolet’s Corvette, right? There were about 40K produced and we have covered many here on BF. This example, however, is a standout for the most surprising reason. You know how… more»

Original V8 Engine! 1955 Chevrolet Corvette

Very early Chevrolet Corvettes, such as this 1955 C1, aren’t regular attendees here on Barn Finds but they are certainly notable cars. The year 1955 marked the beginning of Chevrolet’s famed fiberglass two-seater being paired with the small block… more»

Fuelie Project: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet’s 1958 Corvette was a reflection of the time – it got more complicated looking than its predecessor and chrome plating abounded. Regardless, it’s a C1 and is held in high esteem today – especially if it’s in either… more»

Frame Off Redo: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette 454

Earlier in the week I covered this 1974 Chevrolet Corvette and tried to sing its praises – particularly as they compare to earlier C3s, such as this 1971 example. From a market and collectibility perspective, it seems that steel… more»

End Of The Road: 1974 Chevrolet 454 Corvette

The times they were a-changin’ for Chevrolet’s Corvette in 1974. Actually, there was the triple whammy of safety, emissions control, and now, a fuel mileage upheaval affecting every manufacturer in the auto biz but the ‘Vette seemed to be… more»