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GM announces 'special edition' Corvette to mark 60th Anniversary

GasBuddy Blog -- Believe it or not, the Corvette's initial production began June 30, 1953 at Flint, Mich.

To mark the birthday Chevrolet is now turning out a special edition of the radically redesigned 2014 Corvette. Just 500 will be built, loaded with nearly every option available on the 2014 Corvette.

USA TODAY's James Healey says the base model starts at $51,995 including shipping. Figure on another $20k to cover the all the 'special edition' options.

Healey says the first Corvette two-seater was intended to give an American automaker something to rival the European two-seat sports cars of the time.

Only 300 of the 1953 model were made. More than 10 times as many were built the second year and it seemed a bright...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 6:57:16 AM

another "yawn" editorial blog by PD...
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 4:19:50 PM

Not really important!
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myambro
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 7:20:11 PM

I'd much prefer the 1953 model for looks and value.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:42:12 PM

Wish they told us what the options are.
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FEYSO
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:36:21 PM

How many more days do we have to hear this story on here??? How about a story, "GM has finally learned how to make a diesel engine that actually works!" or GM fired 100 VP's to start, in an attempt at becoming profitable!" These 500 cars will add to their already substantial deficit, which Obummer has had us to subsidize!!!!
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Ayeghoti
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:34:28 PM

will they all sell?
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DrLyon
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:34:21 PM

You got money...
You buy it....
I won't

[Edited by: DrLyon at 7/8/2013 2:34:59 PM EST]
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DarthDadJr
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:33:45 PM

Very old article...come on, there has to be some else that is newsworthy?
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bullseye100
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:33:32 PM

Really good looking car!!
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:29:41 PM

old
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:28:47 PM

SOS & WHO CARES ANYWAY
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:28:44 PM

Like a lot of cars that come out, I would like to ride in them just once but I will never own one!
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:27:25 PM

..
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GM stole the money I spent to purchase the GM stock prior to their collapse... just to take a bailout and come out still screwing the American Govt & taxpayers!
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Must be nice for that upper .5%
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:25:53 PM


Third day for this article??????

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:25:03 PM

I am happy with my paid for 1998 6-speed convertible Corvette. I have no intention of spending the big bucks for a brand new one. No I did not buy my current Vette new!
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cannot fit in one, don't care
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:24:21 PM

This article is older than the Corvette itself!
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:22:05 PM

so how many days (weeks?) will this article run?
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:21:34 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:15:44 PM

How many days does this story have to be here?
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:12:48 PM

ok
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This article has liver spots...
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:12:12 PM

I still remember my '68 orange one.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:08:10 PM

um seen it
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:07:59 PM

Corvette, like the Harley Davidson is as much about image as substance. It is a American icon. Given the continuous improvements to handling, the engine, styling and mileage Chevrolet has an ongoing winner. It is not for everyone but is appropriately price for what it offers. All manufacturers work to offer an anniversary edition of the 'Special' vehicles. Honda gold wings, HD tourers, Jaguar and BMW all celebrate milestones of their vehcles that have sustained over time. It brings new attention that may have been forgotten except to the select few fans. Few will get them but for those who do, they will have special brag gin rights until the next special edition comes out. That is obviously worth something to someone. At least that is what Chevy is counting on.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:07:53 PM

I would love to see this when it comes out.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:07:22 PM

stale news
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:05:09 PM

Still too rich for my taste!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:02:32 PM

Good for GM.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:02:22 PM

Yes, old news. Nice car but far too rich for most people's blood. But those who have that kind of money, why not through it in this direction just for the heck of it!
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:00:16 PM


The car GM was going to abandon a few years ago.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:00:04 PM

old. yada, yada!
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:56:31 PM

Very old.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:53:38 PM

Getting to be old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:50:49 PM

To much money for a car.
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A fool and their money will soon be parted.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:41:02 PM

Sounds cool, but 72K is a lot for a 2 seater.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:40:10 PM

old news, who cares
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:39:42 PM

Time for new news
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:39:39 PM

This post is starting to stink it's so old
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:38:02 PM

Yesterday's news.
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Yes we know already.....
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Move on please!!
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:31:30 PM

Might be old news, but you can't blame GM for hyping this up and trying to create a lot of buzz and demand for this 'vette. With that price tag in this economy, I'm sure they want to make sure they sell them all.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:30:36 PM

For those that need to compensate for something.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:28:41 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:27:35 PM

Again.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:27:16 PM

It would be nice to buy a Corvette for $52K but you will never find one of any model.
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Yeah
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