Author: John L. Stein

John is the product of the 1960s SoCal car and bike culture and has been screwing around with Ducati motorcycles since he was 16. An interest in cars, bikes and boats saw him simultaneously owning a twin-cam Lotus Europa and Kaiser Special, NSU Super Max and Ducati 750 GT motorbikes, and a mahogany Chris-Craft runabout. After leaving his job as Road Test Editor at Cycle magazine, he had a short-lived career in marine biology before becoming Associate Editor at Automobile and then Editor of Corvette Quarterly, GM’s official journal for Corvette. He’s American Car Collector magazine’s Corvette Market columnist and a regular contributor to Sports Car Market.

1963 327/300 4-Speed “Harley Earl” Convertible

A mainstay of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection, this Harley J. Earl Corvette is a one-of-a-kind factory special with a singularly historic pedigree. General Motors commissioned the custom-built 1963 Sting Ray under Shop Order 10323 as a gift for the legendary GM designer, who subsequently used it as his personal […]

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE NHRA Pro Street

Few cars shock the senses quite like a well-executed Pro Street machine, and this gleaming black Ferrari 250 GTE may be the most shocking Pro Street car we have ever seen. This is believed to be the world’s only Pro Street version of the Prancing Horse. Professionally built and based […]

2011 Z06 Carbon Special Edition

The stunning new 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Special Edition embodies 50 years of Le Mans racing technology and heritage for the street. It combines a ZR1 chassis with the light weight and balance of a naturally aspirated LS7 Z06 engine, making it the best Corvette ever produced for the track. […]

2005 Ford GT Coupe

In 1962, Henry Ford II, keen to add some racing luster to his company, started negotiations to buy Ferrari. The deal never happened, so Ford decided to build his own race-bred car. That car was the incomparable icon GT40, created in England in 1964 and capable of over 200 mph. […]

1989 ZR-1 Pre-Production Coupe

This car is one of 84 1989 ZR-1s built and never released to the public. It was used for media events and auto shows and is sold on a salvage title. As with all Heritage Collection cars, this vehicle will be conveyed to the buyer with a “salvage” title. The […]

2006 Daytona 500 Z06 Pace Car

This 2006 Daytona 500 Corvette Z06 Pace Car is one of three identical Z06 Pace Cars that were built to support the 2006 Daytona 500 race, and which carry a unique paint scheme designed by the GM Design Staff for the Daytona 500 that year. This Pace Car has been […]

1965 327/300 Convertible

Corvette collectors will find this 1965 327 convertible almost irresistible. Forty-five years after it was ordered new with the popular 327/300 L75 engine and Powerglide transmission, it remains unrestored, except for a single repaint in its original Milano Maroon. The car arrived from the factory nicely outfitted with power steering […]

1961 283/315 Big-Brake Fuelie

  At first it seemed like the big changes for Corvette in 1961 were the body, particularly at the rear, with a sharp beltline cutoff and near-Kamm-style tail with exhaust tips dropped below the body. With it, Corvette introduced the four-taillight arrangement that established an identifying feature that is still […]

1988 Corvette Challenge Race Car

Chevrolet went racing with the Corvette in 1988, producing 56 cars for the inaugural season of the Powell Development America-inspired SCCA Corvette Challenge Series. The white coupe offered here is one of those original 56. The Challenge cars were identically outfitted with standard equipment, including the 245-hp cross-fire fuel injection […]

1967/74 “Delmo Johnson” Race Car

After many years in retirement, Corvette Grand Sport racer Delmo Johnson was encouraged by some Texas friends to become involved in vintage racing. He acquired this, his last race car, around 1990 from his old friend John Mecom, an equally famous Texan. The car began life in 1967 as a […]