Corvette from the Inside

The 50 Year Development History as Told by Dave McLellan, Corvette's Chief Engineer, 1975-1992
Author: Dave McLellan
Publisher: Bentley Pub
ISBN: 9780837608594
Category: Transportation
Page: 292
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Celebrations begin this year to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette. There's no one more qualified than Dave McLellan to reflect upon the remarkable endurance of this legendary American icon. Dave McLellan belongs to a select group by having been the second of only three Corvette Chief Engineers to date. He is also the very first Corvette Chief Engineer to sit down and write his view of the incredible story of America's foremost sports car.In Corvette from the Inside Dave McLellan talks about his years at the center of Corvette Engineering, his take on Corvette history and many of the details that have made the Corvette a perennial favorite with millions of Americans. As McLellan describes the incredible highs and lows in the life of the Corvette, he also paints the bigger picture of the American auto industry's ability to rebuild itself whenever its survival is threatened.McLellan uses every tool at his disposal to tell his story, including original sketches and charts drawn by him exclusively for this book, scores of archival photos from GM, photos from his personal collection, and of course his own first-hand memories of 32 years at General Motors. Whether you're interested in the Corvette from an engineering perspective or simply a fan of the celebrated sports car, you'll want to own a copy of Dave McLellan's Corvette from the Inside.

All Corvettes Are Red


Author: James Schefter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671685015
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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The inside story behind the legendary automobile chronicles its development from drawing board to production vehicle, offering additional insight into the inner workings of the U.S. automotive industry. Reprint.

Heart of the Beast


Author: Anthony Young
Publisher: Automobile Heritage Publishing & Co
ISBN: 0971146845
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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The story of the ZR-1 Corvette and the high-performance LT5 engine is a fascinating tale of interest to every Corvette enthusiast. The author gives you an inside look at how the ZR-1 was born, what went into the design and manufacture of the LT5 engine, and why production was discontinued. THE HEART OF THE BEAST also discusses the exciting American and European debuts of the ZR-1, the numerous world records set by this potent Corvette, and the various aftermarket variations of the ZR-1.

Corvette Racing

The Complete Competition History from Sebring to Le Mans
Author: David Kimble
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610586735
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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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.

Corvette

Seven Generations of American High Performance
Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760346631
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 264
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The complete history of America's original sports car.

Zora Arkus-Duntov

the legend behind Corvette
Author: Jerry Burton
Publisher: Bentley Pub
ISBN: 9780837608587
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 417
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The story of Zora Arkus-Duntov is a quintessential American success story. From growing up during the Russian Revolution, life in Paris during the late-thirties, fleeing the Nazis during WWII, to coming to the U.S. and working on the first Corvettes, his life story would make great fiction if we didn't already know it was true. The name Zora Arkus-Duntov has long been inextricably linked with the Corvette in the minds of automotive historians and enthusiasts. But the story of Zora Arkus-Duntov runs far deeper than his twenty plus years of professional involvement as both Corvette's primary advocate within General Motors and as the fiberglass sports car's first chief engineer. Author Jerry Burton, founding editor and current editorial director of Corvette Quarterly, has written the first major biography of Zora Arkus-Duntov. In telling the complete story of this complex and fascinating man, Burton takes the reader from Zora's roots in revolutionary Russia to his relentless pursuit of the American dream amidst the backdrop of New York and Detroit during the height of America's love affair with the automobile.

The Complete Book of Corvette

Every Model Since 1953
Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760341400
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 368
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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.

Corvette C5


Author: Patrick C. Paternie
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760311776
Category: Transportation
Page: 127
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Veteran automotive writer Patrick C. Paterine offers the history of the Corvette C5, from its stormy development period to its successful launch and racing accomplishments. 100 color photos.

Corvette


Author: David Newhardt
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760342237
Category: Transportation
Page: 240
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For 60 years, the Chevrolet Corvette, arguably one of the most recognized sports cars in the world, has been the American sports car, an icon of American horsepower and performance. The list of the car's accomplishments both on and off track is legendary. Chevrolet has never built an ordinary Corvette. Even the most mundane coupe draws a crowd everywhere it goes. The Corvette is one of the longest continually produced sports cars in existence. With a performance heritage stretching back six decades, the Corvette has been offered in numerous specialty packages for both street and competition use, many of which now rank among the world's most valuable collector cars. Award-winning author and photographer David Newhardt tells the full story of these legendary machines in 300-plus photos of 50 potent Corvettes, from the original 1953 roadsters right up to the high-performance, high-tech beasts Chevrolet builds today, like the supercharged ZR-1, one of the fastest cars ever built for use on public roads. With hundreds of photos and concise, entertaining profiles, this is a book for every Corvette enthusiast.

Corvette Stingray

The Seventh Generation of America's Sports Car
Author: Larry Edsall
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1627881352
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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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

Corvette Sting Ray

Genesis of an American Icon
Author: Peter Brock
Publisher: Brock Racing Enterprises
ISBN: 9780989537209
Category: Corvette automobile
Page: 144
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Winner of the 2013 Motor Press Guild's prestigious Dean Batchelor Award for Best Automotive Journalism across all categories of video/film, books, articles and photography, this book tells the fascinating inside story behind the creation of the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray as told by the last remaining GM Designer who was part of its design.

Art of the Corvette


Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760346402
Category: Transportation
Page: 224
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An artistic celebration of the Corvette, America's most iconic and best-loved sports car. Chevy's Corvette remains one of the most distinctive and beautiful American vehicles on the road today. With the launch of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the seventh-generation model, Corvette fans young and old will be reminded why they love this vehicle in the first place. Featuring Corvettes from each generation, Art of the Corvette continues Motorbooks popular "Art of" series by celebrating the iconic Corvette through high-quality studio portraits by veteran car photographers Randy Leffingwell and Tom Loeser.

Corvette Illustrated Encyclopedia


Author: Tom Benford
Publisher: Bentley Pub
ISBN: 9780837609287
Category: Transportation
Page: 314
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Vehicle Maintenance.

C4 Corvette Buyers Guide

A Reference for the Purchase and Maintenance of the 4th Generation Corvette
Author: John Loughmiller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533414090
Category:
Page: 154
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"C4 Corvette Buyers Guide - A Reference for the Purchase and Maintenance of the 4th Generation Corvette." With the 4th Generation Corvette - known as the C4 model - enthusiasts have an opportunity to purchase arguably the biggest bang for the buck in pre-owned Corvettes. As a result, sales of the 1984 through 1996 Corvettes are more robust than other models and yet the prices are very reasonable for a world class sports car. Th "C4 Corvette Buyers Guide" is aimed squarely at these new C4 owners and perspective owners - a reference book that provides the information needed to make informed decisions about the purchase and maintenance of the C4. Illustrated with many photographs, the book begins with a history of the C4 Corvette in chapter one which will help you understand the design and manufacture philosophy plus you'll read about the year by year improvements made to the car. Using this information, you'll be able to choose the best year for your budget. Next, you'll find yourself at chapter two which guides you through a purchase via an extremely detailed pre-buy check list. You'll use these guidelines to avoid being so mesmerized by the good looks and superior performance of the 4th generation Corvette that you inadvertently overlook damage, engine or transmission problems, inoperative systems and various seller tricks. After that, you're off to the maintenance and performance chapters; both are informative and full of detailed information and suggestions. You'll refer to these two chapters again and again after your purchase which extends the book's usefulness well beyond the day you take delivery of your C4. Next, a product recall chapter advises you of safety campaigns.You'll want to check on these specific repairs to make certain they've been accomplished. A resources chapter follows. It lists Corvette books you may wish to add to your library plus information about the National Corvette Museum. In this chapter, you'll also find lots of places to buy parts and accessories - including specialty houses - complete with contact information and websites if available. Lastly, the author wraps things up with some closing remarks. In the "C4 Corvette Buyers Guide," you'll find the answers to new owner's (and hope-to-be owners) questions about America's Sports Car and be able to find just the right C4 - plus you'll be able to make certain that it's maintained properly after the purchase.

Corvette

The Exotic Experimental Cars
Author: Karl Ludvigsen
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583880173
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
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While working at GM and afterward as the author of the authoritative Corvette history, Karl Ludvigsen was close to the behind-the-scenes development of Chevrolet's Corvette. As a result, his collection contains many rare and unusual photos of the experimental Corvettes built both for the road and racing - exotic chassis, engines, styling concepts and designs. In this book he opens his files and takes the reader behind the scenes of Chevrolet R&D and Design Staff to show the rare and spectacular machines conceived by Bill Mitchell, Zora Duntov, Larry Shinoda and others in the car-crazy Corvette world at GM.

Corvette C5 Performance Projects


Author: Richard Newton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610608992
Category:
Page: N.A
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Corvette C5


Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760304570
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
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Corvette C5 takes you on the newest 'Vette's wild roller coaster ride, through all the delays, near cancellations, budget battles, and interoffice struggles leading up to the car's January 1997 debut. A personal behind-the-scenes look at one of the most traumatic - and triumphant - production tales in Detroit history.

Cor-vette Specs

C4 1984-1996 Models : 550+ Photos, Press Releases, Trim Combos, Charts, Dimensions, Engineering, Prototypes, Design, Chronology, Quantities, Statistics, Codes, Obscure Facts, Original Prices, Specifications, Numbers, Diagrams, Colors, History, Options
Author: Mike Antonick,Michael Antonick
Publisher: Michael Bruce Assoc
ISBN: 9780933534513
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
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Finally, one comprehensive collection filled with photos and facts covering the fourth-generation Corvettes that catapulted America's sports car back to the top and brought departed faithful back to the fold while gaining legions of converts. Every inch of the C4 is covered, with detailed information about the car's antilock brakes, aluminum heads, six-speed manual transmissions and 32-valve all-aluminum LT5 engines. Also examined are the return of the Corvette convertible and special editions like Callaway Twin-Turbos, the 35th and 40th Anniversary Specials, Challenge racers, Indy Pace Cars, Grand Sports and the king -of-the-hill, the ZR-1s. Illustrated throughout with detail photography depicting interiors and exteriors, cutaway drawings of cars and powerplants and technical drawings dissecting the technology behind the cars.

C3 Corvette: How to Build & Modify 1968–1982


Author: Chris Petris
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613250339
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
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The C3 Corvette’s swooping fenders and unmistakable body style capture the imagination and make it an enduring classic. About a half-million Corvettes were sold between 1968 and 1982, and the unique combination of Shark style, handling, and V-8 performance is revered. Some early C3s, built between 1968 and 1974, are simply too rare and valuable to be modified, particularly the big-block cars. The later Corvettes, built from 1975 to 1982, came with low-compression engines that produced anemic performance. The vast majority of these Corvettes are affordable, plentiful, and the ideal platform for a high-performance build. Corvette expert, high-performance shop owner, and builder Chris Petris shows how to transform a mundane C3 into an outstanding high-performance car. Stock Corvettes of this generation carry antiquated brakes, steering, suspension, and anemic V-8 engines with 165 to 220 hp. He covers the installation of top-quality aftermarket suspension components, LS crate engines, big brakes, frame upgrades, and improved driveline parts. The book also includes popular upgrades to every component group, including engine, transmission, differential, suspension, steering, chassis, electrical system, interior, tires, wheels, and more. Whether you are mildly modifying your Corvette for greater comfort and driveability or substantially modifying it for vastly improved acceleration, braking, and handling, this book has insightful instruction to help you reach your goals. No other book provides as many popular how-to projects to comprehensively transform the C3 Corvette into a 21st-century sports car.