The 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette 427 Convertible Vin# 001 sold for $600,000 to millionaire construction-magnate Ron Pratte, with all proceeds going to support AARP’s Drive to End Hunger food relief program.
An additional $100,000 sum was also put towards the charity by losing bidder Eddie Vannoy...
Universal Studio Sound engineers keep busy updating their sound effects library by recording all the potential sounds that the studio may use for movies and television – including the latest engine and exhaust tones.
As you'll see in the above Video the Vette scores well in that department, with the Volt being a little trickier!
....After his racing days, Rathmann owned a Chevrolet dealership Florida, where he became a friend of many astronauts. Rathmann convinced GM's Ed Cole to award the Astronauts a pair of new Chevrolets each year. The Astronaut’s Corvettes are highly sought after collector cars now.
Chevrolet today unveiled the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – the fastest, most capable convertible in Corvette’s history – as well as a 60th Anniversary Package that will be available on all 2013 Corvette models.
Six years ago, the oldest production Corvette in existence, Corvette #003, sold for $1,080,000. RM Auctions is not expecting a repeat of that sale when the third-oldest Corvette, Corvette #005, crosses the block next month at its Arizona auction, but is still predicting a sale price of about half a million dollars.
Soon to be auctioned at Mecums Florida event this coming January, is the Gulf Oil sponsored '61 Vette driven by the likes of Dr. Dick “The Flying Dentist” Thompson and Don Yenko...This particuliar car stands as one the most successful and important production-based Corvettes race cars ever constructed. All the more impressive considering it was never supposed to exist!
The milestone engine is a 638-horsepower supercharged LS9 small block – the power behind the 205-mph Corvette ZR1 – which is hand-built at GM’s Performance Build Center, northwest of Detroit. It represents the fourth generation of the small block and is the most powerful engine ever built by GM for a regular-production car. GM will preserve the engine as part of its historical collection.
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