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These old car seats are selling for $126,000

A set of worn-out car seats are up for sale in the United States for the steep sum of USD$90,000 (AUD$126,466) thanks to their title as "the first Corvette seats ever made". The seats were originally installed in the 1952 EX-52 Project Opel, or 'Cougar' – one of the first iterations of the Chevrolet Corvette as we know it today...

Five exotic classics currently for sale in Australia

It has been well documented that the price of used cars has risen during the pandemic, following a shortage of new cars due to production delays caused by the coronavirus crisis – and a surge in the number of workers moving away from public transport to avoid being infected with COVID-19. However, some truly exotic machinery is up for grabs if your budget stretches that far...

2021 Chevrolet Corvette shows off its right-hand drive form – UPDATE

UPDATE: Following the early September appearance of the new Chevrolet Corvette in right-hand-drive form, the newly established GM Specialty Vehicles has begun teasing its Australian launch for the new mid-engined hero on its Instagram page. The company is no closer to confirming exact timing for the Corvette's launch, but a late 2021 date is expected...

General Motors has just built its 1.75-millionth Corvette

The 1,750,000th Chevrolet Corvette has rolled off the production line, marking another milestone for the iconic American sport scar. The first-ever Corvette – white with red interior – roared into life on 30 June, 1953 and now 67 years later, the 1.75 millionth Corvette is also finished in Arctic White with a red leather interior, an homage to that very first Corvette...

Electric Corvette: fresh rumours after E-Ray badge is trademarked again

Is General Motors about to announce a hybrid or electric version of the Chevrolet Corvette called the E-Ray? First trademarked in 2015, the US car giant has filed another trademark application for the E-Ray badge according to GM Inside News, suggesting a hybrid or electric version of the sports car could be just around the corner...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Hyundai's Scott Nargar talks hydrogen

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Josh Dowling, and James Ward. We cover many car news topics, including how the Ford Mustang R-Spec has sold out, the first C8 Corvette selling for USD$3 million, Honda warning 33,000 Takata-affected owners to "stop driving immediately", General Motors unveiling its first autonomous car, and how currency pressure is poised to push up the cost of cars this year...

First Chevrolet Corvette C8 sells for $3 million at auction in the US

The first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has sold at auction for US$3 million (AUD$4.34 million). That's a massive $2.92 million more than the North American RRP of USD$74,995 (AUD$109,000) for the C8 bearing VIN 001. Australian pricing for the new Corvette is yet to be announced, but last month Holden teased us with a photo of a car being tested at its engineering facility in Lang Lang south-east of Melbourne, ahead of its scheduled showroom arrival next year...

First 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 arrives at Holden in Australia, but there’s a catch

The first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has landed in Australia, according to a post on Holden’s official Instagram page (pictured below). The new generation Corvette was photographed inside Holden’s engineering centre in Melbourne with test equipment and a Holden Acadia SUV in the background...

2021 Chevrolet Corvette hybrid details leaked

The C8 series of Chevrolet Corvette is already a quantum shift from its predecessor with its mid-engine layout and the promise of twin-turbocharged DOHC V8s, all-wheel-drive and hybrid power. Nevertheless, it still has that small-block Chevy V8 goodness that appeals to loyal Corvette buyers. Jalopnik reports an upcoming C8 variant will blend the best of the new and old Corvette worlds...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...