C8.R Going to 24 Hours of Le Mans

C8.R Going to 24 Hours of Le Mans

March 11, 2021 Off By Mike Vietro

Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday | Volume 8-27 • March 11, 2021
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COVID-19 played havoc on the C8 Corvette in many ways, and participation in the 2020 24 Hours of La Mans was one of them.

Corvette Racing, with the C8.R, has been unstoppable this year with the latest 1st and 2nd place win at the Daytona Rolex 24, in the GTLM class. This was the fourth time in its history, Corvette Racing stood on the top step of the podium in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The two Corvettes combined lead 716 of the 770 laps.

The 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans is currently scheduled for Aug. 21-22, and according to the official entry list published by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), and FIA World Endurance Championship, two factory Corvette C8.Rs will join Porsche and Ferrari in the LMGTE Pro class.

Corvette Owner’s Corner

Gordon’s 1,000,000 Mile Corvette Goal
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When you hear of ultra-high mile daily driver’s, names like Toyota, Honda and Volvo, are usually the first that you’d think of. Corvette, on the other hand isn’t a car that would immediately come to mind for that purpose. Not that Corvettes aren’t an excellent and exciting mode of daily transport. They definitely are! It’s just that Corvette owners tend to drive their cars shorter distances or for fun weekend get-a-ways.

However, there are exceptions to that rule! We think Gordon and his ’90 Red Corvette Coupe deserves recognition as possibly one of the highest mile Corvettes still on the road! Who says a Corvette isn’t a reliable daily driver? Well Gordon Fong surely doesn’t! He purchased this 1990 almost new in 1990 with just 15k miles on the odometer. Since then he’s managed to only rack up an additional 700k more miles! He’s even driven it across country and back! What’s the secret to keeping this Vette on the road? Well, it’s not really a secret. Just change the oil every 5k miles. Gordon has been taking his car to Corvette Mike for oil changes and regular maintenance for about as long as he’s owned it! And his diligent caretaking has paid off with more than 3/4 of a million miles!

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This limited Edition C8 Corvette is a modern-day tribute to the Briggs Cunningham 1960 Corvette that became the first Corvette ever to win its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This special edition will feature nearly 600-hp from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering along with other unique features. In order to bring home this limited-edition 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette, all you have to do is to make a donation to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. Thundering Thursday readers can get 30% BONUS ENTRIES on ticket orders of $25 or more.

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2021 C8 Corvette 3LT Z51, Mag-Ride Lift

Black GT2 Seats with red stitching!

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1,750 mile 3LT with carbon fiber factory interior upgrade, black GT2 seats with red stitching, Z51, magnetic ride suspension, front lift, engine appearance package with red engine covers.

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2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Only 24k Miles!

2009 Green Porsche 911 Carrera S 0054


What Mike Likes about this Porsche:
“Plethora of Porsches lately!! Sure seems like we have had a nice run of prime example Porsche’s lately. This one is no exception. These are basically handpicked stable mates from our clients collections. Not daily drivers.

This one used to reside right down the street from us and has been collector owned most of its adult life even though you feel like a kid when you drive it!! We always invite any of these cars to be inspected before purchased, so come in for a test drive to see for yourself. Before she’s gone that is!!

The color combo is understated and European influenced.

Happy Thursday!”

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2009 Green Porsche 911 Carrera S 0070

Malachite Green Metallic w/Natural interior, 3.8L flat 6 cyl/385hp, PDK automatic transaxle.

When we were presented with the opportunity to acquire this 911, we jumped on it!  We dig Porsches here at Corvette Mike! The Malachite Green Metallic exterior complemented by the Natural interior is simply stunning!  It’s a color combo you just don’t see on a regular basis, but it really sets it apart.
2009 Green Porsche 911 Carrera S 0090

This 2-owner car has been beautifully maintained (recently serviced) and has only clocked 24k miles since new.

March Special price: $59,900

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Corvette from the inside

Corvette From The Inside
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Corvette Chief Engineer 1975-1992
Price: $25!
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Real Kelsey Hayes Knock offs and Bolt-Ons for sale.
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Guinness World Record for of Chevrolet Memorabilia
Being sold by blind auction.

There are so many items in the Corvette-themed collection that he changed the way Guinness World Records classifies car collecting. Anyone can go on a giant shopping spree and buy a bunch of cars, Mallon said. Eventually Guinness created a new category for “Corvette items,” and in 2012, Charles was awarded the world record.
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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.

Corvette Fuel Injection 1957 parts

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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Cars on eBay at Auction Pricing

1962 Ford Thunderbird M-Code
1962 Roman Red Corvette Convertible

1965 Rally Red Corvette Convertible L78 396/425hp, 4-speed
1967 Silver Pearl Corvette L71 Convertible
1998 Sebring Silver Metallic Corvette Coupe
2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition Convertible 3LT
2018 Audi Q7 Quattro Prestige SUV. Loaded with only 36k miles!

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Some Random Thoughts

Hello, Monday. May I ask you a question? Why are you always back so quickly? Don’t you have a hobby?

Monday is like a math problem. Add the irritation, subtract the sleep, multiply the problems, divide the happiness.

How come wrong numbers are never busy?

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