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Patrick Hill Jul 26, 2013
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Corvette Dream Giveaway

For 2013, the Corvette Dream Giveaway is raffling off two awesome Vettes to benefit the New Life Center in Santa Cruz, California. For every donation of $3 or more you will receive an entry into the giveaway of two special 427 Corvettes. The first is a ’69 Corvette 427/435 tri-power convertible in Ermine White with blue interior. Its mate is a brand new ’13 C6 427 convertible, and both cars have the signature of Corvette racer Ron Fellows.

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For more information and how to donate, visit before December 30, 2013.

’14 Chevrolet SS - $44,470

In June, GM released the suggested retail price for the new ’14 SS. The 415-hp/auto trans-only rwd sedan comes in at $44,470, plus a $995 destination charge. This doesn’t include license and title fees. The SS will come standard with:

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High intensity discharge headlamps with light emitting diode daytime running lamps

Automatic Parking Assist

Chevrolet MyLink with a color touch screen and GPS-based navigation system

Bose premium audio system, including SiriusXM radio (with 12-month trial)

Color head-up display and color driver information center

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Alloy pedal covers

Heated and ventilated front seats with memory

Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warning

Rear-vision camera with rear park assist

Keyless access and push-button start.

The only two options will be a power sunroff ($900) and a full size spare tire/wheel ($500).

“The all-new SS is engineered for performance enthusiasts who’ve been clamoring for a rear-wheel-drive sedan,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing.  “Adding the SS to the lineup further solidifies Chevrolet’s position as America’s best-selling performance-car brand that also includes the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray and Camaro Z/28.”

Redline Motorsports’ C7 Corvette Adrenaline Rush Package

The performance junkies at Redline Motorsports have announced their new package for the newly released C7 Corvette, the Adrenaline Rush package.

Redline Motorsports’ fabrication division has developed a complete twin turbocharged power plant for the Adrenaline Rush C7, capable of delivering over 625 brake horsepower (BHP) in street trim. Additionally, the Adrenaline Rush package will feature custom coil-over Magnetic Ride shocks to keep the Corvette gripped tightly to both the road and track, which works in conjunction with the exclusive wheel and tire package, available only to Redline Motorsports customers. Every Adrenaline Rush C7 will be outfitted with an exclusive carbon-fiber aero package that includes a functional front splitter, complete with high intensity driving lights and a front mount intercooler air scoop, along with side skirts, and an improved rear spoiler. The rear fascia of the Adrenaline Rush has also been radically redesigned for a much more aggressive look. Other enhancements include embroidered interior accents, carbon fiber upgrades, and advanced E92 VCM calibration, which all combine to take the C7 Corvette to the next level. For more information, head over to

On the Block

Here’s a trio of interesting cars that we found in different auctions and/or for sale online.

’63 Impala Hardtop

We spotted this deal cruising our local Craigslist. For $9,500, you get a seemingly clean 350/Powerglide-equipped ’63 hardtop, with factory power steering and brakes. Fullsize Chevys have been growing in popularity again, and for less than $10K you can drive away in one of the more popular classic Impala body styles.

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’65 Impala Convertible

Another great Impala deal we spotted on the local Craigslist page, this ’65 convertible. A lot of people out there believe the ’65 and ’66 models were the pinnacle for fullsize Chevys, so their demand and value stays pretty high. It has its original 283/Powerglide drivetrain, and has power steering for maneuvering this land yacht more easily around town. A clean, straight, classic ragtop for $8,700 is a great deal, in anyone’s book.

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’69 SS396 Chevelle

Over on eBay, we stumbled across this. An original ’69, L78 Chevelle, with a “Buy It Now” price of $35K. That gets you an L78 Chevelle, even rarer with factory bench seat, in Cortez Silver and black interior. While $35,000 is a decent chunk of change, when considered in the grand scheme of things, it’s a pretty good deal, considering a similar car needing restoration would cost you at least $50-$60K in restoration costs alone.

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First Production ’70 Camaro

This rare piece failed to sell at the Mecum auction in Indianapolis back in May, after hitting $185,000 in the bidding. It’s touted as the first production-line built ’70 Camaro (VIN ends in 00001) at the Norwood assembly plant, where it was immediately snatched up by Vince Piggins for use at his Chevrolet skunkworks for testing and install of an LS6 454 and other goodies. From there the car supposedly went to Smokey Yunnick’s garage in Daytona Beach for further testing.

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Upcoming Super Chevy Shows

August 30-31—Castrol Raceway—Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Sept. 27-29—Bristol Dragway—Bristol, Tennessee

Sept. 27-29—Royal Purple Raceway—Baytown, Texas

October 18-20—Rockingham Dragway—Rockingham, North Carolina



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