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1967 Corvette brings $3.85 million at Auction setting record
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1967 Corvette brings $3.85 million at Auction setting record

Jan 22 2014, 1:26pm CST | by

Corvette sets record for most expensive ever sold

The Barrett-Jackson auction has some of the coolest cars in the world roll across the auction block each time the auction is held. This weekend a 1967 corvette L88 set a record as the most expensive...

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1967 Corvette brings $3.85 million at Auction setting record

Jan 22 2014, 1:26pm CST | by

Corvette sets record for most expensive ever sold

The Barrett-Jackson auction has some of the coolest cars in the world roll across the auction block each time the auction is held. This weekend a 1967 corvette L88 set a record as the most expensive corvette ever sold. The car brought $3.85 million reports Yahoo.

The car was one of 20 built and was covered in perfect red paint. The auction was hugely successful thanks in part to the Corvette. The auction racked up $248.6 million in sales. Other high profile cars that sold at auctions the same weekend and brought big money included a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder that sold for $8.8 million.

A McLaren F1 GTR sold for rover a million and a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS sold for $2 million. That car was apparently unrestored and had been in a garage for 44 years after an engine bay fire.

 
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Here's how people spec'd their C7 Corvettes in 2014

Oct 17 2014 6:58pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Etc., Chevrolet, Ownership The Z51 option pack was hugely popular full-stop, with a total of 21,105 examples in all bodystyles ordered. For its first year out of the gate, the 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray did very well for itself, selling 37,288 units worldwide with 34,678 of the new sports cars hitting the market in the US alone. In fact, the total number was one of the best figures for the Corvette in the modern era. Bu ...
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6 days ago

The TopSpeed Podcast is Taking a Week Off

Oct 15 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

33 weeks ago, I convinced my boss to let me sit in front of a microphone with two other hooligans and yell at each other for an hour or so about cars. We called it the TopSpeed Podcast and it was good. It was so good in-fact that 225 days later we are still doing it. We are glad that you guys keep listening, commenting and allowing us to continue doing this thing every week.With that out of the way, I do ha ...
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1 week ago

MI man bonds with late father by buying his old Corvette

Oct 8 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Classics, Convertible, Performance, Videos, Chevrolet A few years back, I was catching up with my childhood friend Adam, who told me he had stumbled upon his late father's tow truck in the used-car listings. When I asked him if he'd buy it, he shrugged, "What for?" Maybe if it was a Corvette instead of a tow truck, he'd have felt differently. One Scott Bachman of southern Michigan did. Cherishing chil ...
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2 weeks ago

Someone Crammed 427 Cubic Inches Of Fury Into This Stealthy Chevette

Oct 5 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Based on your reactions to last week's car, you all love some compact sleepers. The Chevrolet Chevette is sort of a forgotten classic; it's not quite iconic like the Corvette or the Camaro, it was just a compact car to get folks around. Which makes it the perfect candidate ...
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Video: Chevrolet Corvette Z06's Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes Explained

Oct 3 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The news of Chevrolet’s newest supercar can hit 60 mph in just 2.95 seconds is astonishing. No other rear-wheel-drive, front-engine car can hit those numbers. But how does the 2015 Corvette Z06 slow its roll? Well, it employs some of the biggest brakes in the GM fleet.The carbon ceramic-matrix rotors measure 15.5 inches up front and 15.3 inches across out back. These massive rotors are ventilated and cross-drilled for cooling an ...
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The Tech Behind The 2015 Corvette Z06’s Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes: Video

Oct 1 2014 4:15pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06’s performance figures--when equipped with the Z07 Performance Package--have just been released this morning, but that’s not the only performance news for the Corvette family today. Brembo, the brand behind the Corvette’s Z07 carbon ceramic brake ...
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3 weeks ago

What you missed on 9.26.14

Sep 26 2014 6:19pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Chevrolet, Pagani Driving the $1.84-million Pagani Huayra "The Pagani has an exhilarating sharp edge to it that never allows you to drop your guard. I was constantly nervous, relentlessly cautious and overwhelmingly engaged." Those are Michael Harley's words about the absolutely magnificent hypercar that he drove to bring you today's feature review. We needn't say anyt ...
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3 weeks ago

Road Test: In The Age of the C7 Corvette, Is There A Future For The Dodge Viper?

Sep 25 2014 8:47pm CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Not even two years since it began production, the biggest news we’ve heard about the latest version of the venerable Dodge Viper (or, formerly, SRT Viper) is that Chrysler decided to slash its price by $15,000 due to low sales; certainly not the splash they hoped to make after resurrecting the serpent after a three-year hiatus. A lower price, now starting at $86,880, should help, but sales will still be an uphill battle for the Viper. For one thing, the release ...
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3 weeks ago

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Configurator Goes Live

Sep 25 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The seventh-generation Corvette Stingray turned out to be huge success. The car’s new design, the long-awaited premium interior, and its powerful engine make it the greatest Corvette ever created. Add the $51,995 sticker to the equation and you have a bargain on your hands. Fortunately for those looking for a more powerful Vette and race-inspired styling, Chevrolet has also developed a new Z06. It’s gorgeous, supercharged and shares many of its underpinnings with the ...
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3 weeks ago

GM Recalls Impala, XTS for Braking Problems

Sep 24 2014 10:53am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

GM is recalling more than 220,000 full-size sedans because the electric parking brake may stay partially engaged while driving. The 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala and 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS have faulty electric parking-brake software that can result in the pads touching the rotors even after the brake is released. Of course, driving with the pads dragging the rear rotors causes excessive brake wear and can lead to r ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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