Who was the first person to drive a corvette?

Who was the first person to drive a corvette?

Ten years ago the typical Corvette spent Saturday morning with its hood up, the engine getting a fine tune for the street racing that would inevitably follow. Now the typical Corvette rolls up at the country club on Saturday morning, driven by a guy with white shoes and a while belt. And yet.

What was the 4 speed transmission on a 1980 Corvette?

And the chromed four-speed lever pokes up through the console, offering you those man-sized synchro detents found only in big American transmissions. Foreign cars always snicked up through the gears; American cars demanded muscle — macho — and the Corvette still takes a hefty push.

How many years has the corvette been in the market?

So the Corvette is really in its eighteenth year. And selling better than ever, it turns out. General Motors has always been shrewd at marketing, and with the Corvette it has a section of the new-car business all to itself. There’s not another two-passenger sports car built in America.

How is the steering in a 1980 Corvette?

Steering response is accurate and predictable now, vastly better than in the test cars we drove just a few years ago, and the handling seems of a very high order. For evaluation, we made a couple of hard charges through a section of twisty mountain road just north of Los Angeles.

How many miles does a 1980 Corvette have?

This 1980 claret red Chevy Corvette has only 64,500 original miles. It is powered by a L48/ This 1980 Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a 1985 Tune Port 350 Corvette engine with an automatic t This 1980 Chevy Corvette is numbers matching with 38,300 original miles. It is powered by a L48/350

Why was 1980 such a bad year for corvettes?

Whoever signed off on this rolling monument to bad taste should have been hanged, or better yet, forced to drive one. It would have been more painful. In general, 1980 was a lousy year. Inflation was rampant, the economy was in the doldrums and the Corvette was awful.

Where can I buy a 1980 Chevy Corvette?

This black 1980 Chevrolet Corvette is now for sale at the Milwaukee Showroom here at Gateway Classic Cars. The C3 body style debuted in the year 1968 and continued its reign until 1982 offering an array of engine, transmission, and luxury options al…

How many corvettes have there been in the world?

By any reasonable standard the Chevrolet Corvette has been an astonishing success. Over 60 years and six generations there have been dozens of great Corvettes. But even batting .900 still means whiffing 10 percent of the time.

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Ruth Doyle