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The Complete Book of Corvette: Every Model Since 1953

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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 ...

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Overview

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 carmaker’s archives.

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Corvette Enthusiast, April 2007
“No matter what part of the Corvette scene fascinates you – history, racing, restoration, high performance driving, engineering, technological innovations, or whatever – you’ll not be disappointed in The Complete Book of Corvette. It sweeps the reader away on a magical tour of the Corvette world from its inception in 1953 to the present.”

Vette, July 2007
“If you breathe, eat and sleep Corvettes and Corvette lore, [The Complete Book of Corvette is] another must-have for your automotive library. In fact, [it] may be the most exhaustive review to date of America’s preeminent sports car.”

Road and Track, June 2007
“A massive undertaking, this...book lives up to its name by detailing all six generations of Chevrolet’s plastic fantastic”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760341407
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 1/23/2012
  • Series: Complete Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition, Revised & Updated
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Mueller has worked as a freelance automotive photojournalist since 1991. A 1983 graduate of the University of Illinois' journalism program, Mueller held staff positions from 1987 to 1991 with Automobile Quarterly, Corvette Fever, Muscle Car Review, and Mustang Monthly, among others. A lifetime car enthusiast, Mueller has written/photographed more than 25 automotive history (including pickup trucks) books and contributed photography to at least that many more. Among his long list of titles are Motorbooks' The Complete Book of Classic GM Muscle, The Complete Book of Corvette, The Complete Book of Dodge & Plymouth Muscle, and The Complete Book of Mustang. He also has photographed dozens of car/truck calendars and contributed more than 1,000 articles to magazines like Car Craft, AutoWeek, Street Rodder, Motor Trend's Truck Trend, Car Collector, Baseball Digest, and American History Illustrated. His photos have appeared in LIFE, Forbes, Esquire, Automobile, Popular Hot Rodding, and countless other publications.

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Table of Contents

ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Forever YoungChapter 1: The Solid-Axle Years: 1953–1962Chapter 2: Enter the Sting Ray: 1963–1967Chapter 3: Third Time’s a Charm: 1968–1982Chapter 4: Better Late than Never: 1984–1996Chapter 5: Long Live the King: ZR-1: 1990–1995Chapter 6: 50 Years and Counting: 1997–2004Chapter 7: Thoroughly Modern: 2005–2006AppendixIndex
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    The book chronicles all corvettes through 2011. I found the book very informative when purchasing my used 'vette.

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