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

Found in: Reference and Language

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Corvette

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 AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: First Generation, 1953–19621953 Corvette Roadster1955 Corvette Roadster1957 Corvette Roadster, Fuel Injected1959 Corvette Scaglietti1960 Corvette Roadster1962 Corvette Roadster1962 Corvette Race CarChapter 2: Second Generation, 1963–19671963 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe1963 Corvette Sting Ray RoadsterHarley Earl’s 1963 Corvette Roadster1963 Corvette Sting Ray Z06 Coupe1965 Corvette Sting Ray Roadster, Fuel Injected1966 Corvette Sting Ray RoadsterMrs. William Mitchell’s 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Roadster1967 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe1967 Corvette Sting Ray RoadstersChapter 3: Third Generation, 1968–19821968 Corvette L88 Convertible1969 Corvette Stingray Coupe1970 Motion GT 454 Corvette1974 Corvette Stingray Roadster1974 Baldwin-Motion L88 Phase III Corvette Coupe1975 Corvette Stingray Coupe1976 Motion Can-Am Spyder Prototype Coupe1978 Corvette Pace Car Replica1982 Corvette CoupeChapter 4: Fourth Generation, 1984–19961986 Corvette Pace Car Replica Convertible1988 Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition1990 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette1990 Corvette ZR-11991 Callaway Speedster1994 Guldstrand GS901996 Corvette Grand SportChapter 5: Fifth Generation, 1997–20041997 Corvette Coupe1998 Corvette Convertible1998 Callaway C122000 Corvette Convertible2000 Corvette Coupe2004 Corvette Z06Chapter 6: Sixth Generation, 2005–Present2006 Lingenfelter Corvette2007 Corvette C6RS2007 Callaway C162008 Corvette Convertible2009 Corvette Coupe2010 Grand Sport2011 Corve
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From the Publisher

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.