Corvette

Overview

It was America’s sports car from the first, and in the half-century since, it’s only gotten better. This book gives Chevrolet’s Corvette the treatment it deserves, with brilliant, detailed photographs of noteworthy models from all six generations.

Full-color pictures, performance statistics, and historical summaries of each of Corvette’s six generations: this volume packs nearly 80 vehicles and over 250 color photos into an irresistible close-up look at an incomparable sports ...

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Overview

It was America’s sports car from the first, and in the half-century since, it’s only gotten better. This book gives Chevrolet’s Corvette the treatment it deserves, with brilliant, detailed photographs of noteworthy models from all six generations.

Full-color pictures, performance statistics, and historical summaries of each of Corvette’s six generations: this volume packs nearly 80 vehicles and over 250 color photos into an irresistible close-up look at an incomparable sports car. Here are the cars that seduced generation after generation, from the 1953 Corvette convertible and 1963 Corvette Grand Sport to the 1990 Corvette ZR-1 and 2006 Corvette Z06—a fitting celebration of the world’s longest continuously produced sports car.

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Editorial Reviews

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Car Collector Magazine, December 2007

“Benford’s Corvette features a nice mix of photography by James Mann, who adds a touch of elegance and freshness to this subject of Corvette collecting while Tom knocks out seven chapters that follow the C-Generations from 1953 to the present day. This book has significantly more text than the other two, as Tom maintains a running commentary about design and engineering throughout the chapters, making this a somewhat more interesting book to read. Mann has managed to hit all of our favorite photographic clichés and do so in such a way as to show the best attributes of dashboards, trim, and even engine compartments. For a little book, Benford has packed a lot of data, text, and imagery into 192 pages. This one will make a great stocking stuffer for the Corvette guy or gal in your life.”

Cars & Parts, November 2007

“The result is a fast-paced, colorful, encapsulated history of the legendary American icon that is Corvette … this book will enhance any collection.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760329870
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Series: Gallery Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,002,581
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James Mann is one of the world's leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than 20 years of experience shooting for enthusiast publications, the motor industry, and businesses around the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than 50 books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sports Car, CAR magazine, Forza, The Sunday Times, and Automobile magazine as well as being chosen to photograph the British Auto Legends stamps for the Royal Mail. His advertising clients include Aston Martin, BMW, and Toyota, among others. James is the photographer of the Motorbooks titles Art of the Formula 1 Race Car, Form follows function: Art of the Super Car, Art of the Le Mans Race Car and The Art of Ducati. Visit his website at www.jamesmann.com

Tom Benford has been a freelance journalist for more than 30 years and contributes regularly to several national magazines. His titles for Motorbooks include Corvette: Five Decades of Sports Car Speed, Corvette Performance Projects 1968–1982, Corvette Gallery, Garage and Workshop Gear Guide, The Street Rod, and others. He lives in Brick, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: 1953–1962

Chapter 2: 1963–1967

Chapter 3: 1968–1982

Chapter 4: 1984–1996

Chapter 5: 1997–2004

Chapter 6: 2005 and Beyond

Chapter 7: Special Cars

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