Author: John L. Stein

Michael Furman ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

1964 Chevrolet CERV II

The brainchild of Zora Arkus-Duntov, the “Father of the Corvette,” the Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle II is the first known operating example of torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, and it is among the most important Corvette development vehicles in private hands today. Since leaving General Motors, it has only been owned by […]

Dan Duckworth, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car Editions

This past summer, a trio of 1978 Pace Car Edition Corvettes sold over the course of 36 days. That’s not unusual in the auction world, but this was different. These cars brought $10k, $20k, and an astounding $86k, respectively. Every collector-car situation is unique, with parameters and factors changing with […]

1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6

For a short time, the Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 represented the pinnacle of General Motors performance and stood alone as the only vehicle in history to take GM’s top horsepower rating over the Corvette. With a factory-advertised 450 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 500 ft-lbs of torque at 3600 rpm, it […]

1958 Corvette 283/245 Convertible

For 1958, only 190 Corvettes had the Panama Yellow paint with white contrasting coves combination, making this a very rare car. Even more rare, this car was ordered without a radio or heater. Its period-correct 283/245 engine is now equipped with a single carburetor, but a dual-carburetor setup goes with […]

1996 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

This 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is number 127 of 1,000 1996 Grand Sports produced. In addition to the 350-ci, 330-horsepower LT4 engine and 6-speed manual transmission, this particular vehicle is equipped with the F45 Selective Real Time Damping suspension system—and power driver and passenger seats. It is all original […]

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible

This car could scare the unmentionable out of the small-bore Eurocentric entries in tours, or it could graduate summa cum outlandish from other events. In 1965, Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Corvette Engineering Group began developing the new 427 Mark IV engine for use in the Corvette as a full-bore endurance-racing engine, and […]

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible

This car could scare the unmentionable out of the small-bore Eurocentric entries in tours, or it could graduate summa cum outlandish from other events. In 1965, Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Corvette Engineering Group began developing the new 427 Mark IV engine for use in the Corvette as a full-bore endurance-racing engine, and […]

1961 283/315 Fuelie

For many, the 1960s were the golden years of American high-performance automobiles. No car did more to usher in that era than the Chevrolet Corvette. In 1955, it was offered for the first time with a V8 engine. From then on, there was no looking back—the Corvette has helped shoulder […]

2002 & 2003 BMW Z8

{vsig}2010-9_2526{/vsig}The Z8 was a break from tradition that BMW had not attempted in many years, perhaps even since the M1. It was more than a heavily modified production car; it was an entirely new roadster, based on the Henrik Fisker-designed Z07 concept and paying homage to the Count Albrecht Goertz-designed […]