Comments Off on Corvette Mike Midwest at the Chicago Auto Show!
The Chicago Auto Show is the premiere “new car” show in the country. It’s bigger than any other auto show and includes specialty cars and classics. Not enough people know about the classics!
We’re looking forward to another Chicago Blackhawks Day including a visit from former Chicago Blackhawk Bobby Hull to the Chevy Dealers exhibit at Noon, Friday February 15th. Chevys and Blackhawks are a good match. And, Corvette Mike Midwest is here! Thanks to our friends at Windy City Corvettes, we’re part of the showcase of classic Corvettes on display. We’re hearing from everyone walking past our area, “Hey we didn’t know there were classics at the show.” And that’s been OK to hear. It gives us an opportunity next year to work with [...]
Comments Off on For Sale: 2005 Bentley Continental GT-R Coupe
This 2005 Bentley Continental GT 2 door Coupe is the ultimate luxury performance car. If you can imagine sitting in your favorite lounge chair and driving at over 180mph that is what this is like! The Bentley GT is a beautifully crafted 4 passenger luxury car with the finest leathers and wood veneers and every imaginable option included.
The power comes from a W-12 cylinder twin turbo charged engine that puts out a smooth 551hp with 479 lb-ft torque with a specially designed 6 speed ZF automatic paddle shift transmission and all wheel drive system. The interior has everything right there at your reach; power bucket seats with heaters and lumbar support, in dash stereo with in dash CD player, Navigation and just about any other luxury option you can imagine. This is a car that will really get attention whether you are driving it or that it is parked, it shouts for attention.
Comments Off on The “Racer’s Option” Corvette – speed and style!
The first Corvettes with RPO ZR1, called the ZR-1 (with dash), were produced from 1970-1972 (same as the LT-1’s). To get the ZR-1 option you first had to check the box for the LT-1 motor, as no other motor option could be used. Other options that came standard with the ZR-1 package included an expansion tank, power brakes, M22 “Rock Crusher” heavy duty four-speed transmission, J56 Heavy duty power brakes, transistorized ignition, special aluminum radiator and the F41 suspension that included special springs, shocks and front and rear stabilizer bars.
The car was designed with racing in mind so you could not get amenities like air conditioning, power windows, power steering, radio, alarm system, rear window defroster, or special trim items like P02 wheel covers. Only 53 C3 ZR-1’s Corvettes were produced (25 in 1970, 8 in 1971 and 20 in 1972), making [...]
Comments Off on Corvette owner takes it past 700,000-mile mark
A Florida driver and business owner claims he has over 700,000 miles logged on his 16-year-old sports car, according to two YouTube videos. If true, he is only 300,000 miles away from joining the handful of vehicles that have logged one million on their odometers.
A Florida driver took a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette out for its paces, but the miles on the odometer weren’t produced on a race track.
The man known only as “Mike” claims he owns a business in Florida and Georgia that requires him to be out on the road a lot, according to this YouTube video. In the latest video, Mike shows the Corvette has since acquired 709,972 miles since [...]
Comments Off on Featured Car! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Post Sedan Red
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door “Post Sedan”, fresh bright red exterior with black interior. The car has been updated with Chevelle front bucket seats, a GM crate 350ci.V8, a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter, 4.11 rear-end, a tach and auxiliary gauges, power brakes with front disc and a Sony AM/FM stereo with CD player and USB port. This car can be driven anywhere and has just the right looks and stance with the bright red exterior and the vintage chrome Cragar SS wheels with 205R60/15s in front and 255R60/15s in back, and it will be lots of fun to drive to your local cruise nights.
Comments Off on Bill Mitchell and his Stingray Racer XP87
In 1957 Bill Mitchell wanted to build a Corvette racecar capable of beating Europe’s best. With an AMA ban on manufacturer-sponsored racing, the project had to be privately financed and the design could not have any recognizable association with Chevrolet. With Mitchell’s own time and money heavily invested into the project, he contracted Larry Shinoda to assist in the development of the revolutionary concept.
Combining the SS Corvette mule chassis (Sebring ’57) with the new fiberglass body resulted in a sleek and muscular roadster. Mitchell’s Stingray was completed in 1959 with the engineering help of Zora Arkus-Duntov. Accomplished SCCA driver Dick Thompson raced the Stingray and piloted it to two consecutive class championships. At the end of the 1960 season, Mitchell retired the Stingray [...]
Comments Off on 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford – Corvette duel
While Ford’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 brings with it after half a century a new episode in its stunning duel with Ferrari, for the American manufacturer this 84th edition will also be a matter of national prestige facing Corvette.
But for a better understanding, let’s go back in time to the mid-1960s. After Enzo Ferrari rebuffed his buyout offer in 1963, a stung Henry Ford, II set out to beat the Italian manufacturer on its favourite playing field at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where Ferrari had dominated since 1960.
But this sporting challenge was part of a much broader business strategy: a comprehensive rejuvenation of Ford’s image and range. Two cars quickly became the posterchildren of that ambition: the GT40 and its various configurations at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the circuit side, and the Mustang cabriolet coupe on the road side.