C3 (1968-82)

Forty Years of Fast 1

Forty Years of Fast

The inside story of Sundowner, land-speed racing’s most accomplished Corvette

Le Mans Memories 1

Le Mans Memories

With L88 power propelling it to 212 mph down the Mulsanne Straight, a Corvette fielded by a privateer team from Florida made a strong showing at the 24 Hour of Le Mans in 1972.

Torque Convertor 1

Torque Convertor

Corvettes have been available with automatics from day one, but this Turbo Hydra-Matic-equipped ’69 big-block coupe is unique, and is particularly relevant in light of the forthcoming C7 Z06.

The One 0

The One

The 1970 LT1 ranks high on anybody’s list of third-generation Corvettes, but for the owner of this ’70 convertible, the high-revving, curvaceous, chrome-bumpered LT1 is the most appealing Corvette of all.

Time Machine 0

Time Machine

Back in the late ’70s, Eckler’s built a small run of modified Corvettes to showcase its burgeoning parts business, including a unique hatchback design—a Corvette first.

A Tale of Two '82s 0

A Tale of Two '82s

What better complement to a pristine '82 Corvette than an immaculate one?

Against all Odds 1

Against all Odds

Despite being originally owned by a young drag-racing enthusiast, this 1969 L89 coupe remains in remarkably pristine and original condition.

Out in the Open 1

Out in the Open

Freed from long-term storage, this '75 Corvette gets to show off its colors.

Turning Point 1

Turning Point

After reaching a nadir in 1975, the Corvette’s performance rebounded over the ensuing years. With less weight and streamlined aerodynamics, the 1980 model was a much-improved sports car.

Persistence Beats Resistance 1

Persistence Beats Resistance

It took him nearly four decades to accomplish, cost a bundle and frayed plenty of nerves, but this East Coast enthusiast got back his first Corvette—one of the original Baldwin-Motion Performance Phase III coupes.

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