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$700 Jalopy on Craigslist Was Million-Dollar Corvette

Sometimes gems lie underneath the 'gaudy purple paint, poorly applied'

(Newser) - Anybody can go poking around Craigslist and find a junker car for $700. But nobody at all snapped up a jalopy listed five years ago and described thusly: "SERIAL # X53L on documented 1953 pre-production Corvette Frame. We believe this to be a 1953 Pontiac prototype that was to... More »

CarMax Salesman Killed in Test Drive Gone Wrong

Witnesses say Corvette was going 70mph

(Newser) - It was just another test drive—a regular task in the daily routine of a used-car salesman. But for CarMax's Warren Smale, it turned out to be his last ride after a potential buyer crashed the red Corvette they were driving in Tuesday into a tree, killing the 43-year-old... More »

Man Dies Trapped in Dream Car

Texas man, dog, couldn't escape hot Corvette

(Newser) - The 2007 Corvette has an emergency door-release handle on the floor by each seat, according to the manual —and if he had known that, 72-year-old Texas man James Rogers would probably be alive today. The Port Arthur resident died along with his pet Shih Tzu in a Waffle House... More »

'Vette Owner Getting Stolen Car Back 33 Years Later

GM is even footing the bill for shipment

(Newser) - Last time George Talley saw his beloved 1979 Corvette, it was parked on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit in the summer of 1981, reports WXYZ . He'd long ago given up hope of ever getting the stolen car back, but then came a call out of the blue from authorities in... More »

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