Chronology of Chevrolet Corvettes
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- January 4
- In Los Angeles, California, the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show is held, over nine days. Warren Mosler displays the mid-engined MT900, based on a Corvette Z06. [349.174] [490.22]
- January 15
- In Scottsdale, Arizona, the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction is held, over five days. 53 of 59 Corvettes are sold, for US$3.1 million. Some highlights (prices include buyer's fee):
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- 1954 black (only four built), red interior: US$79,920;
- 1955 Gypsy Red, six-cylinder engine (only 10-14 built), white top and interior: US$73,440;
- 1958 fuel-injected: US$114,480;
- 1967 Marlboro Maroon convertible, 427-ci 435-hp, 25020 miles: US$116,640;
- 1967 Rally Red coupe, 427-ci 435-hp, red interior, side exhausts, bold-on wheels: US$124,200;
- 1967 green convertible, 427-ci 435-hp, 4-speed: US$129,000.
- 1968 blue convertible, blue interior, L-88 engine, 13,590 miles: US$135,000;
- The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving begins featuring new Corvettes as instructional vehicles, as part of a four-year contract with General Motors. [542.8]
- January 17
- In Phoenix, Arizona, RM Auctions hosts the Vintage Motor Cars auction. Mike Yager consigns eighteen Corvettes from his MY Garage Museum collection. All cars sell without reserve bids, for a total of US$584,100. Some highlights:
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- 1962 #7 Sebring Racer 327-ci 360-hp fuel-injection 24-gallon tank: US$50,600;
- 1966 Tuxedo Black coupe 425-hp 427-ci M-22 4-speed side-exhaust 37,771 miles: US$79,200;
- 1968 bronze coupe 435-hp 427-ci L89 4-speed 5200 miles: US$59,400.
- January 31
- At the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Daytona 250 race is held, round one of the Grand-Am Cup series.
- Finishing 5th in GSI class and 5th overall is the Silverstone Racing Services #39 Corvette, driven by Larry Huang and Chris Hall.
- Finishing 7th in GSI class and 7th overall is the Powell Motorsport #11 Corvette, driven by Devon Powell and Doug Goad.
- Finishing 11th in GSI class and 11th overall is the Powell Motorsport #02 Corvette, driven by Mike Weinberg and Stu Hayner.
- February 1
- At the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Rolex 24 at Daytona race is held, round one of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series.
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- Finishing 2nd in GTS class and 10th overall is the Morgan Dollar Motorsports #46 Corvette, driven by Charles Morgan, Rob Morgan, Lance Norick, and Jim Pace.
- Placing 6th in GTS class and 21st overall is the Flis Motorsports #09 Corvette, driven by Paul Menard, James Briody, Doug Goad, and Paul Mears Jr. The car is not running at the finish.
- Placing 7th in GTS class and 26th overall is the ACP Motorsports / Xtreme Racing Group #19 Corvette, driven by Anthony Puleo, Robert Dubler, Kerry Hitt, and Mark Kennedy. The car is not running at the finish due to overheating.
- Placing 8th in GTS class and 27th overall is the Team Re/Max Racing #05 Corvette, driven by Craig Conway, Rick Carelli, Davy Liniger, and John Metcalf. The car is not running at the finish due to overheating.
- Placing 10th in GTS class and 30th overall is the Derhaag Motorsports #40 Corvette, driven by Derek Bell, Justin Bell, Simon Gregg, and Kenny Wilden. The car is not running at the finish due to a failed water pump. The Corvette placed first in qualifying, but is forced to start in seventh place, behind the Daytona Prototype class cars, some of which did not even qualify.