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CORVETTE TODAY #164 - My Trip To The Amelia Island Concours

In March of this year, your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, attended the unveiling of the three 1960 Cunningham Corvettes from Le Mans at the Amelia Island Concours. Steve recaps his weekend at Amelia Island and all the events that took place during the show!;
The Cunningham Corvettes were the hit of the entire weekend and you'll hear about the whole story on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
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Sigala Back As MECF Venodr

What is new? For MECF members, has developed a new customer communications system, trained more staff, and with some inducements is committed to providing your products along their stated completion timelines.
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CORVETTE TODAY #163 - Corvette News & Headlines, Late May 2023

Recognizing Memorial Day, there is still a lot of news coming out in the world of Corvette! Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back on the show with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, to detail all the important things happening with America's Sports Car.;
Here are a few of the topics covered by Steve and Keith on this week's show:
1. Engineers are spotted in what we think is the C8 ZR1 prototype
2. We have two new E-Ray videos available
3. New Z06 allocations went out in the middle of this month (May 2023)
4. The National Corvette Museum names a new Marketing Director
5. Australia recalls the 2022 C8 Corvette for being too loud
6. Did GM's Instagram page give us a C9 Corvette preview?
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2023 Corvette Info Including E-Ray, SR & Z06 Pricing, SR & Z06 Visualizers, 70th Anniversary Info, Press Releases for SR & Z06 & Their Build & Price, Order Guides & Visualizers

2023 Corvette Brochure:
E-Ray Visualizer:
Official E-Ray Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
Official GM E-Ray Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...and-visualizer
+ 25 KEY E-Ray Components/Factors:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 Order Guide:
Z06 MSRP and Options Pricing: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...freight-charge
2023 SR Build & Price: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...up-and-running
*2023 SR & Z06 Official Owners Manual:; and,
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer:
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide:
*70th Anniversary Combined Press Release For SR & Z06: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...iversary-model
*Z06 Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
*Z06 Reveal Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eveal-pictures
*Z06 Visualizer:
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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2013 427 convertible video: presented by Tadge

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  • 2013 427 convertible video: presented by Tadge

    One of the best corvettes ever!

  • #2
    For sale in newton grove NC ..beautiful car for 61 grand or best offer

    those who have had the pleasure to drive these 427 convertibles rave about them.

    could be one of the best vettes town for sure.


    • #3
      Thank you JB. What a fun memory lane Corvette. If my wife and I had not been then saving for the upcoming C7, especially as we had a C6 Z06 at that time, we would have jumped for this one.
      2023 Z06: Elkhart Lake Blue, 2-tone blue interior, HTC, Standard Z06 with Z07 aero pkg, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, every visible carbon fiber option including wheels, Jake Design Pkg. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 25 year NCM members. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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        Thanks JB, never seen that video. I would have to agree a very special car for sure. They are also fairly rare with only 2,552 - 427 Vettes produced.
        With the carbon fiber front end, ZR1 Frame, and 7 Liter Engine (naturally aspirated) really make this a very special vehicle. I absolutely love the one I have and it is awesome to drive and feel that engine bass response. I would suggest anyone looking for a nice collector vehicle pick one up as they are becoming scarce. Here is mine.
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        Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray


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          Another pic while driving from Colorado to Florida when I picked it up.
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          Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray


          • #6
            That looks awesome! In one of
            my favorite colors no less torch red!

            the one for sale that I saw has 36k miles and they are asking 61k

            white with the blue convertible top
            and silver stripes

            I prefer your torch red version better but both are awesome
            Last edited by JB; 04-20-2023, 04:47 PM.


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              ​Here's the fully loaded 427 we had back in 2013. Another one of our former Vettes I wish I could have back.....

              This C6 427 actually had a higher MSRP than our 2020 Z51 3LT C8 ! But of course, back then, there were nice discounts too.

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              3LT Coupe, Z51 Torch Red with two toned Red/black interior. 5VM visible CF ground effects, Carbon Flash wheels, engine appearance package and Carbon Fiber interior trim. Mag Ride control. Red Calipers. VQK Splash Guards. Carbon fiber: Steering wheel, mirrors, High Wing, Door handles & boomerangs; Rear Diffuser with vertical diffuser fins; A Pillar; B Pillar; Rear Hatch Side Vents, as well as top camera surround piece and lower under glass piece; Engine bay surround pieces; and front grill trim.


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                Beautiful convertible and that 427 sounds like a beast.


                • #9
                  I sold mine a couple of years was a sad day. WONDERFUL CAR! I preferred it over my C7s, and it was not until my C8 that I found a modern Corvette that I enjoyed more.
                  '64 Silver Grey Coupe (custom paint)- still our favorite
                  '13 White/Blue Diamond 427 60th roadster - favorite late model
                  Several others including two C7's

                  '20... Zeus Bronze Coupe, 2LT, GT2 seats, Natural two tone, Body color accents, Pewter wheels- 10/1/20😀 GAME CHANGER


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                    Greatest: GM's Range Of LS V8s

                    It's no secret that GM's range of LS engines are some of the best V8 engines ever produced, and they're also some of the few naturally-aspirated engines that'll last you a lifetime. But one LS engine stands out from the rest, the LS7.

                    Found in the C6 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28, not only was the LS7 a great-sounding and tried-and-tested reliable muscle car engine, but it remains one of the most powerful naturally aspirated engines in existence. With a displacement of 423 cubic inches (7.0 liters), the LS7 had 505 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. In the real world, this was enough to give the C6 Z06 enough strength to muster past 195 mph.
                    Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray