2021 C8 Performance and Appearance Changes

2021 C8 Performance and Appearance Changes

April 10, 2020 Off By Mike Vietro


Our team continues to meet and discuss how we are going to move ahead with the COVID-19 outbreak. Per California law, we have decided to remain open for business to serve our valued customers.

2021 C8 brings minor option changes

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When the factory gets going again, and can finish the 2020 C8 orders, there will be some minor option changes for people ordering the 2021 C8.

The biggest change is that you can get the Magnetic Ride Control suspension system as a standalone option, separate from the Z51 Performance Package. The Magnetic Ride Control suspension system allows the driver to pick the level of comfort/handling they desire for the road or track they are driving on.

Other, less significant changes coming for 2021 are Wireless Apple CarPlay will be standard on all trim levels, Blade Silver Metallic and Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat are gone, but Silver Flare and Red Mist Tintcoat will be added to the color options, a new package called “Stingray R” will add unique graphics and wheel center caps, several new stripe options will be added, and on the 3LT there are two new interior options: Strike Yellow suede with Sky Cool Gray seats and Jet Black leather with Sky Cool Gray seats.

These are the only announced changes, and there could be others that Chevy has not released yet.

Patrick Collins

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of Patrick Collins this week. Pat was a good friend of Corvette Mike, a Marine Veteran, and a long time member and past director or the NCRS National and Southern CA Chapter for over 37 years.  He also served as Chairman and Judging Chairman. Pat lost his dear wife Kay and recently moved to Colorado. He will be missed dearly and his memories cherished.

Coming Soon!

1963 Ford Thunderbird M-Code Landau

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This fully restored ’63 T-bird is one of the rarest ever produced!  One of only 10 M-Code Landau Hardtops built. This beauty was the perfect combination of luxury and performance!  The M-Codes were powered by a (conservatively rated) 340hp 390ci big block with 3 Holley 2bbl carbs sitting atop a factory aluminum intake manifold and automatic transmission.

Priced to Sell: $59,900!

Trades accepted. Excellent financing.

Featured Car of the Week

1963 Split window coupe

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What Mike likes about this Corvette:
“This 1963 Corvette split window is very dazzling in its current state of silver with red interior. However, this car was found in the Sacramento area owned by a family of Japanese farmers as the story goes. The hot summers in Sacramento faded the original black paint that was sprayed at the factory when the car was new. It was at some point in time the owner decided to paint it silver to attract less heat. So the immortal 1963 split window and its original color combination of black exterior with red interior is deemed to be one of the most sought after 1963 Corvettes ever produced.”

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1963 300hp swc interior

This beautiful SWC was recently inspected by Jack Murray, and really liked it.

This very original, Split Window Coupe was purchased new by a farmer in California’s Central Valley in Black exterior and Red interior. He drove the car regularly, but after a while realized that choosing Black as an exterior color wasn’t the wisest decision to deal with the blazing hot Valley summers! So, it was decided that a color change to Sebring Silver was in order.

1963 silver 300 swc engine

The matching #’s 327/300hp engine runs beautifully with excellent power and response and the 4-spd. transmission shifts smoothly. Many owners have chosen to go the frame-off restoration route, however, this SWC has been able to remain untouched, except for the color change and new seat covers (the originals come with the car).

1963 300hp swc trim tag

900A: Tuxedo Black, 490L: Red Vinyl.

Priced to Sell: $115,900

Trades maybe?
Financing yes!!!
Thrill rides no!!!

Upcoming events:

Bloomington Gold
June 25-27, 2020 (may be postponed)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

San Marino Motor Classic
Lacy Park, San Marino, CA
August 23, 2020

9th Annual Queen City Corvette Show
With Bloomington Gold Charlotte
October 3, 2020
Hendrick Motorsports, Charlotte, NC

Have a special event coming up? Let us know and we will let others know.

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Corvette From The Inside
Signed by Author
Dave McLellan
Corvette Chief Engineer 1975-1992
Price: $25!
Other books and artwork available.

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Real Kelsey Hayes Knock offs and Bolt-Ons for sale.

Tires, repro wheels, and caps.
Call for pricing.

Discounted Parts Table Items

Pictures Available Upon Request.

  • 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).

Holley Carburetor 1969 Corvette

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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One pair of factory aluminum cylinder heads for big-block Chevy. Pt.#3919842. These heads were original equipment on ’68 & ’69 L88 and L89 engines. Both heads in excellent condition. $4,500 $3,900 for the pair.


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