The Complete Book of Corvette Review

The Complete Book of Corvette

The Complete Book of Corvette: Every Model Since 1953

By Mike Mueller

I received a free copy of The Complete Book of Corvette from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

 

The Complete Book of Corvette covers every production model and every year of Chevrolet’s legendary performance car. Every Z06 and ZR-1, racers, prototypes, Indy pace cars—they’re all here, including the stunning mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray. Every model year is presented with an insightful text, technical specifications, and beautiful photography culled from the author’s own images and GM’s photographic archives.

With more than sixty years of production under its belt, the Corvette remains a world-class sports car offering a fascinating development story and a stellar competition record. The Complete Book of Corvette covers all eight generations, from the first six-cylinder model in 1953 to the all-conquering L88 of the 1960s to 21st century ZR1 and Z06 to today’s tour de force mid-engine Stingray—the ultimate expression of Chevrolet’s and Zora Arkus Duntov’s vision.

Prototypes, racers, one-offs, and specialty packages also get their due as do the designers and engineers behind the iconic Corvette. It’s all here in the ultimate reference for all Corvette enthusiasts.

Summary from Goodreads.

While not as well known as Aston Martin or Ferrari, the Corvette is a very well constructed American car that has had its moment in the public spot light. They are built in Michigan, Missouri and Kentucky. Corvettes have a very distinct body that is almost instantly recognisable on the road.

The Complete Book of Corvette is split into different chapters: The Solid-Axis Years,  Enter The Stingray, Third Time’s The Charm, Better Late Than Never, Long Live The King: ZR-1, 50 Years and Counting, Throughly Modern, and World Beater.

We get given an extremely detailed history of Corvette. Each cars backstory of sorts is given so that you can see that these cars are not just mass-produced.

Each car is given a statistic block of sorts, so you can see anything and everything technical that you would be interested in in that model.

The photos that were chosen were stunning. It is amazing to see how cars used to be, and how different they look nowadays. We also get to see the construction of multiple models of Corvette and the behind the scenes in some of the factory production process.

If you are a car enthusiast then this is probably right up your alley, but for the casual car fan then it may be a tad too involved to fully enjoy it.

3/5

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Purchase it on Amazon here.

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