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Standard Catalog Of Corvette 1953-2001

From the early prototype days to the sleek, sexy car of today, readers will experience the vivid full account of Corvette's development in this first-ever book to combine its 47 year history, accurate pricing for 67 models up to 2000, year-by-year data and factory specifications. With history, pricing and the complete listing of standard equipment and options, those wanting to research the history and authenticity of their own Corvette or one they're considering will have everything they need. Special sections feature Corvette racing, lndy pace cars, prototypes and more.

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Krause Pubns Inc (July 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0873492358

ISBN-13: 978-0873492355

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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I own quite a few Corvette books and have a modest working knowledge of Corvettes and Corvette history. This book was disappointing because it contains errors. Some of the photograph captions referred to a particular year Corvette, but the picture shown was not the correct year. I also found multiple errors in the text, which makes me doubt the accuracy of the data that I do not personally know. I suggest that the Black Book is a better, more accurate, reference. If you want a coffee table book with Corvette pictures, this might do. If you want an authoratative reference work, this is not the one to own.

The book is mostly very bland facts and figures. The intro to each model year is very brief and then goes straight into VINs and paint codes. I also don't like how the options and prices are written in paragraph form instead of as a list. That makes it difficult to compare between model years.However, my biggest complaint are the book's "quality control" errors. There are a few spelling errors and there are no less than 10 pictures that are mislabled (example: a magnetic red convertible labled as an electron blue Z06). The price guide section also inexplicably contains the header: "The prices listed here represent a sample of British sports cars imported to North America, taken from the 2004 Old Cars Price Guide. If you do not see your car here , check the 2005 edition of Cars and Prices or contact the club of your British car."There are a lot of great pictures in this book, which is its saving grace.

Very general overview - with a good pricelist. Covers all vette models - good info on colors and engine codes.

This is one of the poorest Vette-Books I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot of them). The photos are most in very poor quality and partially somewhat like the 3rd copy of a bad scan.The comments are incorrect and do not always correspond to the pics they describe. The facts are partally incorrect too. Most photos do not show original cars but customized Vettes, without remarking that fact.The book is a very sad and bad copy of the original Corvette Black Book. Some colored Photos don't make a good book. It is obvious, that the author doesn't seriously refer to the Corvette at all.My advise: Don't even think of buying this book!

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