October 3, 2019 0 By Mike Vietro

hardtop convertible corvette c8 reveal

Dateline October 2nd: With all of the hoopla and over-the-top positive press surrounding the introduction of the 1st mid-engine Corvette ever produced, you would think GM would want to take a breather for a bit and rest on its laurels. But you would be wrong! Because, yesterday they decided to do it all over again by introducing the first mid-engine Corvette Hardtop Convertible! The invitation only event was held at the Motoring Club in Marina Del Rey, CA. and Corvette Mike was there! The car made its debut to an anxiously awaiting crowd of press and car enthusiasts alike.  And they were not disappointed!

If you thought the C8 Coupe was a home run, then the Convertible is a grand slam! The beautiful lines of the C8 lend themselves perfectly to the Convertible body style. And this isn’t just a Coupe without a roof. The C8 was born to be a drop-top! The roofline has been modified. And dare we say, it offers a sleeker profile than the Coupe. The top mechanism is fully automatic and the operation is quick and trick, with the “Targa” center section of the roof disappearing under a hard cover in the rear in 16 seconds and at speeds up to 30 mph. There is a small glass section between two “pods” that can be raised and lowered to help prevent wind buffeting at speed. The interior features leather, aluminum and carbon fiber throughout. There’s no “imitation” anything. And you can plainly see the quality of workmanship from the outside to when you slip behind the wheel. Just as the 2020 Stingray shocked us with all with its low-price tag, the 2020 Stingray convertible comes in at a startlingly affordable $67,495 (not including destination fee). The best Corvette ever? Who are we to argue?

During a sister event at the Kennedy Space Center, GM unveiled a race car version of the C8. There aren’t many details about the racing version, but the C8.R is visibly wider than the roadgoing 2020 Stingray, with added splitters, vents and wings attached to every surface. They should do a lot to keep the car planted on the track when it makes its debut at Daytona in January at the Rolex 24.

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This Velocity Yellow screamer is in pristine condition and comes equipped with the 2LZ Preferred Equipment Group.

Priced at: $34,888

Trades accepted. Excellent financing.

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2017 Z51 Coupe with 8-Speed Paddle-Shift Automatic 
2017 Yellow Corvette
What Mike likes about this car:
“I’m a guy that just likes yellow! The sleek lines of the C7 especially in the Z51 coupe with all the added features it offers; the stylish ground effects, the aggressive lowered look and the macho wheels completes the entire package.

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Trades maybe?
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OC Auto Show
October 3 – 6 2019
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

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October 11-12
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November 23 & 24, 2019
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5555 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL. 60018

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Dave McLellan
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Price: $25!
Other books and artwork available.

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  • 1956-1962 Corvette Hardtops – Priced from $4,888.
  • 1963-1967 Corvette Hardtops – Priced from $2,000.
  • 1968-1975 Used convertible top assembly. Good condition.
  • 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).
  • 1968-1969 L88 Holley 4bbl carburetor – Completely rebuilt (by Jerry Luck) and ready to install. 3925519 R4054A 861. Price: $4,500 $3,500.

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1967 Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car Convertible
1967 Rally Red, Red Int, L71 427/435hp 4-Speed
1982 Corvette T-Top Coupe, 9k Miles.
1999 Plymouth Prowler, Prowler Purple w/Slate Interior Convertible
2011 Supersonic Blue ZR1 w/3ZR
2013 White Porsche Cayenne S, Automatic, AWD
2015 Crystal Red Corvette ZO6 3LZ Convertible One owner, CA Car
2017 Yellow C7 Corvette Z51 Coupe, Automatic

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