Double Bubble heads for auction. Known as 'Double Bubble', this artfully crafted 1961 Chevrolet Impala resto-mod represents high automotive sculpture, beautifully conceived and executed by Greening Auto Company in Nashville, Tennessee. Grafting on an additional top from a 1961 Pontiac turned the Chevrolet hardtop into a super-stylish hardtop wagon, complete with an opening tailgate.
Richard Heseltine uncovers yet another American-Italian exotic that combines stout American engineering with glamorous Italian styling. Voila! The Kelly Corvette by Vignale…
COPO Camaro. COPO a load of this! Tony runs the rule over a very special find at the annual Chryslers at Brooklands event in Surrey - a rare, collectable and valuable special order Camaro, newly arrived in the UK...
Camaro Fever! Aussie tuners go gaga for HSV’s V8 invader. The 750kw Hennessey Exorcist will spearhead a V8 invasion of muscledup Chevrolet Camaros, as the nation’s starved GM fans prepare for the car’s imminent arrival.
Moins connue que la Mustang car plus confidentielle en Europe, la Camaro est pénalisée par un réseau squelettique en France. Suffisant pour la bouder ? Bien au contraire ! Derrière un style proche de celui de sa devancière, cette sixième génération, disponible en coupé ou cabriolet, s’allégeait de 90 kg et s’offrait une nouvelle plate-forme étrennée par sa cousine Cadillac ATS.
Après plus de 60 ans d’existence, la Corvette n’a toujours pas la reconnaissance qu’elle mérite. Ses qualités routières, son efficacité et l’agrément unique de son gros V8 en font une sportive différente de la reine 911, mais tout aussi désirable. La septième génération baptisée Stingray perpétue un subtil mélange de conservatisme et de technologie.
Par rapport à la Stingray, la Corvette Z06 repose sur des voies élargies (+ 33 mm à l’avant et + 44 mm à l’arrière) et s’offre des éléments aérodynamiques imposants. Chevrolet troque le V8 7 ,0 litres atmosphérique de la précédente mouture pour un inédit V8 6,2 litres compressé.
Les stratèges de la General Motors font preuve d’un certain égoïsme à l’égard de la clientèle européenne. Comme pour la Camaro, la version extrême de la Corvette ne traversera pas l’Atlantique pour de sombres raisons d’homologation, et ce même si la précédente C6 ZR1 figurait bien au catalogue français de Chevrolet.
Sting in the tail. New Corvette Stingray will be mid-engined - and available in right-hand drive, too.
Evans takes a look at the unorthodox Chevrolet Corvair, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
It’s never been a secret. But now the mid-engine Corvette is real — and it’s a transformational event for America’s most well-known sports car.
We make no apology for yet another story uncovered at Dragstalgia, but this time it’s the fascinating story of this 1959 Corvette . The car looks like it was literally pulled from a barn last week, but in fact has been with the Witham family from Bedfordshire since 1986. We spoke to Harry Witham, whose grandfather bought it from a garage forecourt back then, and Harry told us that the car had been partially stripped of its exterior trim ready for a re-spray that never happened, and has remained the same since then. According to Harry, the car was imported new in 1959 and circuit-raced for a season by amateur racing driver Gawain Baille. Baille (who inherited Leeds Castle in Kent and was later made a baronet), obviously liked his American iron, as he went on to successfully race a Mustang, a Falcon and a Ford Galaxie in touring car classes in the Sixties. The Corvette won a race in May ’1959 at Snetterton, and placed fourth at Brands Hatch in the August, but seems to have been retired after just the one season.
There’s something of a Corvair theme in this month’s columns; here Richard Heseltine looks at a very special Corvair-based sports car that hinted at a performance special that sadly never made it into the showrooms…
Семиместных автомобилей на нашем рынке становится все больше. Конкуренция серьезная! Что предложат новички?
There’s no doubt the classic car market is somewhat depressed at the present time, but that was not apparent at Historics’ autumn sale which they held at Brooklands Museum, near Weybridge, on September 22. With a record number of visitors on the preceding two viewing days and some 900 potential buyers through the gate on the Saturday for the sale itself, plus telephone bidders, it was a popular event and bidding was brisk. Furthermore, around 70% of the 160-plus vehicles on offer sold on the day, or found new owners in post-auction deals. Words and pictures: Richard Heseltine.
Stu Goldsworthy is the kind of man who if he says he is going to do something, it’s going to happen in one form or another. So when he said that he, and his ‘C0KANE’ R35 GT-R, were going to break records back in NZ Performance Car, he wasn’t wrong — running a 202mph on his supercharged Kawasaki at Goudies Road, while his Nissan GT-R hit 222mph, albeit under new ownership, both setting records on the same weekend in April.
Detroit Confidential - 2015 Chevrolet Tahoeand 2015 Suburban. It was first introduced in 1935, thus the redesigned 2015 version marks the Suburban's 80th year of continuous production. It also means that, currently, 'Suburban' is also the longest serving nameplate in the industry.
New Glory Chevrolet’s long-running Corvette is reinvented as a mid-engined junior supercar, and it’s coming to the UK in right-hand drive. By Don Sherman.
Here’s one you might have missed earlier, unless you were following the Silverstone Auctions at the NEC classic car show late last year. It’s a 1963 C2 Corvette purchased new by Cliff Richard. Supplied to him in March 1963 when he was still living in Winchmore Hill, London and using his birth name of Harry Webb, the eye-catching roadster came with a 327cu in V8, four-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip diff.
Drag Act Chevrolet’s eCOPO Camaro Concept offers a vision of how electric powertrains could slot into the vibrant OE performance parts market. Words: Graham Heeps.
Could you believe anyone would give a car such a negative name? No, neither could we, but appropriately enough, it was the moniker given to a… wait for it… Chevrolet Corvair limousine! Richard Heseltine explains all…
Two Ton Muscle. Recently, Chevrolet took their hyperactive new Camaro ZL1 coupe over to Germany, to the Papenburg 7.6-mile high-speed oval to try a few speed tests.