Corvette

by David Newhardt

Motorbooks | September 13, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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For 60 years, the Chevrolet Corvette, arguably one of the most recognized sports cars in the world, has been the American sports car, an icon of American horsepower and performance. The list of the car''s accomplishments both on and off track is legendary. Chevrolet has never built an ordinary Corvette. Even the most mundane coupe draws a crowd everywhere it goes. The Corvette is one of the longest continually produced sports cars in existence. With a performance heritage stretching back six decades, the Corvette has been offered in numerous specialty packages for both street and competition use, many of which now rank among the world''s most valuable collector cars. Award-winning author and photographer David Newhardt tells the full story of these legendary machines in 300-plus photos of 50 potent Corvettes, from the original 1953 roadsters right up to the high-performance, high-tech beasts Chevrolet builds today, like the supercharged ZR-1, one of the fastest cars ever built for use on public roads. With hundreds of photos and concise, entertaining profiles, this is a book for every Corvette enthusiast.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.5 × 6.62 × 0.62 in

Published: September 13, 2012

Publisher: Motorbooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760342237

ISBN - 13: 9780760342237

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Corvette

by David Newhardt

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.5 × 6.62 × 0.62 in

Published: September 13, 2012

Publisher: Motorbooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760342237

ISBN - 13: 9780760342237

Table of Contents

CONTENTS   Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: First Generation, 1953–1962 1953 Corvette Roadster 1955 Corvette Roadster 1957 Corvette Roadster, Fuel Injected 1959 Corvette Scaglietti 1960 Corvette Roadster 1962 Corvette Roadster 1962 Corvette Race Car Chapter 2: Second Generation, 1963–1967 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Roadster Harley Earl’s 1963 Corvette Roadster 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Z06 Coupe 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Roadster, Fuel Injected 1966 Corvette Sting Ray Roadster Mrs. William Mitchell’s 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Roadster 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Roadsters Chapter 3: Third Generation, 1968–1982 1968 Corvette L88 Convertible 1969 Corvette Stingray Coupe 1970 Motion GT 454 Corvette 1974 Corvette Stingray Roadster 1974 Baldwin-Motion L88 Phase III Corvette Coupe 1975 Corvette Stingray Coupe 1976 Motion Can-Am Spyder Prototype Coupe 1978 Corvette Pace Car Replica 1982 Corvette Coupe Chapter 4: Fourth Generation, 1984–1996 1986 Corvette Pace Car Replica Convertible 1988 Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 1990 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette 1990 Corvette ZR-1 1991 Callaway Speedster 1994 Guldstrand GS90 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Chapter 5: Fifth Generation, 1997–2004 1997 Corvette Coupe 1998 Corvette Convertible 1998 Callaway C12 2000 Corvette Convertible 2000 Corvette Coupe 2004 Corvette Z06 Chapter 6: Sixth Generation, 2005–Present 2006 Lingenfelter Corvette 200
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For 60 years, the Chevrolet Corvette, arguably one of the most recognized sports cars in the world, has been the American sports car, an icon of American horsepower and performance. The list of the car''s accomplishments both on and off track is legendary. Chevrolet has never built an ordinary Corvette. Even the most mundane coupe draws a crowd everywhere it goes. The Corvette is one of the longest continually produced sports cars in existence. With a performance heritage stretching back six decades, the Corvette has been offered in numerous specialty packages for both street and competition use, many of which now rank among the world''s most valuable collector cars. Award-winning author and photographer David Newhardt tells the full story of these legendary machines in 300-plus photos of 50 potent Corvettes, from the original 1953 roadsters right up to the high-performance, high-tech beasts Chevrolet builds today, like the supercharged ZR-1, one of the fastest cars ever built for use on public roads. With hundreds of photos and concise, entertaining profiles, this is a book for every Corvette enthusiast.

From the Jacket

Since its unveiling as a concept car at GM's 1953 Motorama show, the Corvette has captured the imagination of sports car enthusiasts worldwide. Thanks to the inspiration of Zora Arkus-Duntov and his engineers, it's been a star on road courses, drag strips, and movie screens-not to mention the driveways of proud owners. Corvette has been Chevrolet's flagship car from the day it launched, and with the imminent release of the seventh-generation car, it's clear that this American icon remains at the top of its game.

 
In Corvette, author and photographer David Newhardt profiles 48 Corvettes spanning six generations. In addition to Newhardt's stunning photography, each car is accompanied by a short history, technical specifications, and entertaining trivia. Whether your favorite Corvette is a classic Stingray or a modern supercharged ZR1, you'll find it here.
 
* Features 48 Corvettes
* Over 350 color photos
* Performance and production specs
* History and trivia for each car 

 

About the Author

David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided photography for best-selling Motorbooks titles Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette: Fifty Years, Mustang: Forty Years, Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years, and Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street. He lives in Walworth, Wisconsin.

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