C8 CORVETTE PRODUCTION DELAYED?October 10, 2019
We are over 3 weeks into the GM strike and according to two people familiar with GM’s production plans the automaker will have to delay the production and launch of the C8 Corvette.
When the strike started, the Bowling Green plant was in the process of finishing up the C7 production before shutting down for two weeks to retool for the C8 production, which GM had planned to do this week. A spokesman for GM said, “As we’ve previously stated, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray production begins in late 2019 and convertible production follows in late first-quarter 2020. It’s too early to speculate on production timing impacts on any of our vehicles due to the UAW work stoppage.”
Chevy has an official Nurburgring lap time for the C8 Corvette, but we have zero idea when they we’ll release it. Motor Authority reported on Wednesday that Lead Corvette Development Engineer Mike Petrucci confirmed the C8 set an official time with Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin piloting, but he declined to offer any times or specifics.
1975 L82 Convertible with 11,292 Miles
This is an original, 11k mile Corvette in the rare an beautiful color combination of Silver exterior w/matching Silver interior!
It’s optioned with the higher performance L82 small block engine, Turbo 400 automatic transmission, am/fm stereo, power brakes, power steering, power windows, air conditioning, Custom interior w/leather seats, tilt/tele steering column, both hard and soft tops and more!
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1963 Split Window Coupe Fuelie
What Mike likes about this car:
“The iconic 1963 Corvette split window!
I hear it daily as soon as customers walk in the show room: do you have a split window? The term has become synonymous with the 63 fastback coupe. Most people don’t even know what year it is but they know the term Split window. This particular Sebring silver fuel injected example was fully restored locally in Los Angeles to a very exacting standard. This is a car you can enjoy just sitting in your garage gazing at the lines while sipping wine from your favorite goblet. Cheers to Corvette and the American Icon.”
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Apex • Exit • Accelerate!!
This stunning ’63 was found in Southern CA. (Pico Rivera) behind a house. It was all there, but needed a complete restoration. So, a deal was struck, the car was loaded on a trailer and off it went with its new owner. After arriving at its new home, the restoration was started and lasted a period of a few years.
The factory correct Sebring Silver paint glows, the #’s matching 327/360hp fuel injected engine kicks over instantly with a nice growl and it go’s down the road straight, has gobs of power to spare, shifts smoothly, stops admirably and presents itself as the icon that it is! Additional options include: factory am/fm radio, power windows and knock-off (repro) wheels wrapped in bias ply black wall tires.
Priced Slashed: $179,000 – $169,900*
*Discount price good through 5PM Monday October 14th
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Hendrick Motorsport Complex, Charlotte, NC
The Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall
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The Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals
November 23 & 24, 2019
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL. 60018
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Real Kelsey Hayes Knock offs and Bolt-Ons for sale.
Tires, repro wheels and caps.
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Discounted Parts Table Items
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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).
- 1969 L88 Holley 4bbl carburetor – Completely rebuilt (by Jerry Luck) and ready to install. 3955205 R4296 932. Price: $4,500 $3,500.
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