Legendary Corvettes - 'Vettes Made Famous On Track & Screen
In Legendary Corvettes, author Randy Leffingwell and photographer Dave Wendt profile 18 of the most notable Corvettes in existence. Each car's story is told in detail by automotive historian Randy Leffingwell and accompanied by historic images, as well as beautiful photography by Dave Wendt.
Through victory at racetracks, exposure in film and television, and countless other singular achievements, there are a select few Corvettes that have attained mythic status. Eighteen of the most significant Corvettes of all time appear in this book—from the oldest survivor, the third convertible assembled by hand in 1953, to the C1 racer #3 that earned Corvette’s first victory at Le Mans; from the unique 206 mile-per-hour open-wheel “research vehicle” clearly meant to take on the Indy 500, to the glorious Grand Sport racers created by Corvette Godfather Zora Arkus-Duntov; from the wildly customized C3 (with right-hand drive!) created for the movie Corvette Summer, through the C5-R, raced by team including father-and-son racers Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. that returned Corvette to victory lane at Le Mans after half a century, to the most expensive Corvette ever purchased, the $1 million dollar charity auction 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil.”
All these and another eleven incredible Corvettes are packed into the book’s 176 pages. Photographer David Wendt’s 200 stunning color images show you the cars you thought you knew like you never have seen them before. This book is a required addition to any Corvette enthusiast’s bookshelf.
- Hardcover, 9 1/2 in.x 11 in.
- 176 Pages
- 130 Full Color & 13 Black & White Illustrations
- ISBN-13: 9780760337745