Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2012-01-23
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
An accessibly priced, revised edition of an extensively illustrated, officially licensed guide to the first six generations of Corvette models shares in-depth coverage of each prototype and experimental model as well as the anniversary and pace cars and specialty packages for street and competition driving. Original.
The ultimate book for Corvette lovers and fans of America’s premier high-performance vehicle. Since the release of the first Corvette in 1953, Chevrolet’s flagship sports car has become a timeless part of American culture and a household name across the globe. No matter the model or year, one can instantly pick out a ’Vette—from the four chrome-ringed headlamps of the late-1950s models to the sharp edges of the 1960s Sting Ray, the signature curved wheel-well moldings on 1970s bodies, and up to the aggressive aerodynamics of the Corvette C6. But while all are undeniably beautiful machines, none approach the astonishing technology packed into Chevrolet’s latest: the seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray, which marks the historic resurgence of the Stingray badge for the first time since the mid-1970s. In The Complete Book of Corvette, American automotive expert Mike Mueller details all of the generations, offering the definitive, all-encompassing volume showcasing over 60 years of Corvette history. Created in cooperation with General Motors and illustrated with 500 color and black-and-white photos from GM’s exclusive Design and Media Archives, the book highlights the development, tech specs, and visual prowess of the entire Corvette line. From that first 1953 ’Vette to the brand-new 2014 Corvette Stingray—the triumphant culmination of Chevrolet’s longstanding sports car expertise—The Complete Book of Corvette pays tribute to one of America’s proudest sports car traditions and the innovative company behind it.
Chevrolet's Corvette is the most iconic, and some would say only, sports car built in America. This lavishly illustrated work conducts readers through the Corvette’s fifty-plus years of continuous production, a rich and varied history unmatched in the automotive world. An exhaustive review of six generations of American high performance, from the first 6-cylinder ’Vette of 1953 through today's fire-breathing, world-beating C6, The Complete Book of Corvette offers an in-depth look at the prototypes and experimental models, the anniversary and pace cars, and the specialty packages for street and competition driving that have made the Corvette a living automotive legend for more than half a century. With extensive details, specs, and photographic coverage, this book is the ultimate resource on America’s sports car. Officially licensed with Chevrolet and including many never-before-published photographs from the car maker's archives.
DIVFor the Corvette enthusiast, there is no greater source of speculation, pent-up excitement, and anticipation than the pending introduction of a new-generation ’Vette. Since unveiling the original American sports car in 1953, GM has upped the ante with each successive model and along the way, the Corvette has evolved from 6-cylinder boulevard cruiser to street racer to Le Mans winner to world-class sports car. Sixty years of constant refinement have ensured that the next-generation Corvette will give its global competitors a strong run for their money./divDIV /divDIVFor the making of Corvette Stingray: The Seventh Generation of America's Sports Car, GM granted author Larry Edsall exclusive access to engineers, designers, and other Corvette team members, as well as its own photographic archives, to create the complete inside story of this top-notch sports car. The seventh-generation Corvette (C7) again raises the bar, not only for outright performance but also for performance-for-dollar. Capable of running with—and in many cases outclassing—the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, and other European legends, Chevy's newest Corvette delivers the goods with a new look and even more performance technology. With more than 300 historical and behind-the-scenes photographs that take you as close to the car as you can get without sitting behind the wheel, Corvette Stingray is a must-own book for any serious gearhead—whether you're a long-time ’Vette junkie, a sports car devotee, or simply an admirer of beautiful machines./div
Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2010-09-10
Chevrolet has never built an ?ordinary” Corvette, but through racetrack victories, movie fame and other achievements, a select few have attained mythic status. This book features eighteen of the most legendary Corvettes of all time.
Author: Mike Antonick
Publisher: Michael Bruce Associates
Release Date: 2014-12-03
After engineers and designers left nothing untouched in the 2014 Corvette, the first model of the icon's seventh generation, the big news for 2015 is the rebirth of the Z06 model. Supercharged with horsepower north of 600 and, for the first time in a modern Z06, a removable roof panel, it is the most track-capable Corvette in history. The 2015 Corvette Black Book summarizes the Z06''s features, covers 2015's other new offerings, and wraps up 2014 production with interim changes and production counts for models, options and colors. Tough act to follow The first Corvette Black Book was published in 1978. Two years later a new edition added 1979 and 1980. A bigger edition came along in 1984 and updated books continued each year through 1990. In 1992, the book was rewritten cover to cover and resized to cram in 40% more data. New editions were published each year through 1999. In 2000, height and page count increased. Page count increased again in 2003 as more material was added. In 2011, the height of the book increased to a full ten inches. The beauty of the Corvette Black Book lies, like the car itself, in its evolution. These are pocket-sized marvels with thousands of Corvette facts, options and option codes, exterior and interior colors and codes, production figures, serial numbers for body, engine, and component parts, original "window sticker" prices, and a compilation of the details that make each model unique. By categorizing all this in a precise year-to-year format, the Corvette Black Book puts phenomenal expertise at your fingertips. And the latest 1953-2015 edition is the best yet. Improved yet again The 2011 Corvette Black Book was resized by adding nearly an inch to its height, the fourth such height increase in the book's lifespan. Extra space permitted more data for most models yearsâ??more engine numbers and color data for startersâ??and also realigned type spacing for easier reading. The 2015 edition builds on the new format. In the Corvette Black Book, production quantities always trail by one year. So in addition to 2015 introductory info, the 2015 edition includes 2014 quantities and running production changes. It's all part of an endless effort to maintain the Corvette Black Book's reputation for detail and accuracy. Not only does it have the information you want, the book is designed so you can find what you're looking for quickly. Authenticity No one's perfect, but after three plus decades of attention to detail, the Corvette Black Book has become the enthusiast's bible. Next time you visit a top quality Corvette restoration shop, see if there isn't a you-know-what lying around. Notice which book is stuffed into enthusiasts' pockets at Corvette events around the world. It is Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book from Michael Bruce Associates. Period.
Author: David Kimble
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2013-01-27
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Chevy’s Corvette is without question one of the most recognized sports cars in the world. Since its introduction at GM’s Motorama, Corvettes have been favorites for fans and drivers in a wide variety of racing venues, including endurance events, hillclimbs, Trans-Am, drag racing, and GT Racing. For six decades, Corvettes have battled and defeated some of the the biggest names in the sports car world—Ferrari, Porsche, Cobra, Jaguar—at storied road courses like Le Mans, Daytona, the Nürburgring, Sebring, and Laguna Seca. Beginning with the Real McCoy, a Zora Arkus-Duntov special raced at Sebring in 1956, this book draws on the history of factory-sponsored and private racing efforts, chronicling the history of the various Vettes that have been put to the test as racing machines. Noted automotive writer and renowned artist David Kimble delves deep into Vette’s on-track history to provide the most thorough Corvette racing history ever published. Corvette Racing is illustrated with rare images from GM’s media and design archives and complemented by Kimble’s own stunning cutaway artwork. For Corvette and racing fans, this book is the definitive word on Corvette’s nearly 60 years of competition.
Author: Karl E. Ludvigsen
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
Release Date: 2014-07-04
When it was published in 1973, Corvette-America's Star Spangled Sports Car was groundbreaking as the first book written about the Corvette, or any single car model for that matter. It has since been credited with helping to kick-start the exciting Corvette hobby, and four decades later is still widely regarded as the Corvette bible. This fully revised and expanded edition is the result of extensive new research into the Corvette's first three decades by author Karl Ludvigsen. Delivering unprecedented insights and interpretations, Corvette-America's Star-Spangled Sports Car: 1953-1982 is a book for anyone who ever drove a Corvette-or wanted to.
Born in the Bohemian town of Maffersdorf on September 3, 1875, Ferdinand Porsche displayed unparalleled automotive engineering genius from his earliest years. Following stellar work at Austro-Daimler, as well as with his own engineering firm, he formed his own automobile company after World War II, developing a line of sports cars which culminated in the fabled 911, the ultimate expression of Porsche’s original vision for the perfect sports car. The Complete Book of Porsche 911 provides a model-by-model overview for each year of the 911’s production, from the original 901 prototype to the current models. In addition to production cars, the book includes all of the factory's racing, prototype, and special-production cars illustrated with both current and archival photography. This book is the ultimate single-volume resource for the 911 aficionado.
Nothing screams muscle car louder than Superbird 426 Hemi in stringer yellow, and no other book on the market captures that bold style like Chrysler Muscle Cars. With big engines, bright colors, stunning graphics and memorable names the Chrysler muscle car movement that captured the attention of car enthusiasts years ago continues to today! &break;&break;This comprehensive reference delivers specifications, production numbers, engine and option information, performance and pricing in a year-by-year format for easy use by restorers and enthusiasts. More than 300 color photos and detailed descriptions of high-performance models including Charger, Challenger, Cuda, Dart, Demon and Super Bee are covered in this ultimate guide to Chrysler ingenuity.&break;&break;More than 300 spectacular color photos for easy identifications&break;&break;Complete coverage of the biggest, boldest, brightest and now most valuable cars of the ear&break;&break;Detailed specifications and collector pricing information aid collectors and enthusiasts in researching models