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The Chevrolet Corvette is probably one of the greatest American cars of all time. It is the pride and enjoy of Chevy in the racing world, capable of taking on the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, and Aston Martin in the GT circuit. But at one point Chevrolet wanted to kill this Corvette Grand Sport and this is its story …
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Jul 9, 2019

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Comments 1 277
Donut Media
Donut Media 9 days ago
Which Corvette is the best Corvette? 😎
ThePanzafahra
ThePanzafahra 38 minutes ago
Mine was the best...last year!
Maurice Tenada
Maurice Tenada 20 hours ago
its currently 2:00 am and i'm gonna wait for the c8 to be unveiled. its literally hours away
sadhbh34
sadhbh34 Day ago
C2
SPicy rEns
SPicy rEns 2 days ago
94 corvette
know your limitations
know your limitations 14 minutes ago
Please be in business in ten year , I will start saving now for my 230000 dollar dream car .... in Sunoco blue
Aaron De Loa
Aaron De Loa 4 hours ago
Anybody else catch james wearing 2 different shoes
Bora Yurtoren
Bora Yurtoren 9 hours ago
Another super cool car that James wasn't allowed to drive.... I see a pattern here.
Aaron Noel
Aaron Noel 11 hours ago
Corvettes are the best muscle car.
jigga2jones
jigga2jones 18 hours ago
Aye DM... this was some of your best - Thanks for posting
tyler driskill
tyler driskill 20 hours ago
Bro, you dont weigh 132 pounds.
Maurice Tenada
Maurice Tenada 20 hours ago
who ever invented the crusher is gay
The one and only Eleris b*tches
You forgot about ford you fucking idiot stupid fuck dumb ass nigga
john jones
john jones Day ago
Where do you get your facts? It was Chevy that broke the AMA deal by running their racing program out of the back door. They were supporting private SCCA and stock car teams running their products "unofficially", Ford basically said"if that's what's going on why hide it?" and went full factory. And Chevy knew all about what zora was doing with the GS's, how do you think he got his hands on those aluminum 377 small blocks? They hooked up with Mecom and the Nassau race organizer to get those cars down there. The sweetener was Chevy giving Mecom one of the small blocks to run in his Lola sports prototype. That's the car that beat everyone in every event it entered. The GS's scored "class" wins. The ones that finished that is. And they DID run in Nassua the next year, only by then Shelby had prepared a 390 Cobra for that ass, it pretty much did to the Chevy's what they had done to the 298 snakes the year before....right up to the point it broke.
Green Giant
Green Giant Day ago
This dude tries way too hard. He’s a f**king annoying douche. By the success of this channel, apparently this is what millennials like.
Shinigami
Shinigami 2 days ago
I really don’t like these style of corvettes, they are so fuckin ugly...but this one. Different story.
Moto Wade
Moto Wade 2 days ago
you weight 132lbs?! lol, not with that big head.
Guyana Giant
Guyana Giant 2 days ago
200k for a car that shit better have AC!!!!!!!!
Sean Kagan
Sean Kagan 2 days ago
Nolan isn't really James' son right?
John Doe
John Doe 2 days ago
Dead or dying lol i love 1950s america 😂
Mensen24
Mensen24 2 days ago
I have a hotwheels model of this car
joelford92
joelford92 2 days ago
Fuck that pussvet
My Channel
My Channel 2 days ago
Thats one sexy corvette ❤️
coverman66
coverman66 2 days ago
There is no me without you...if you have any questions feel free to ask or email me! Thanks
Quiet Knight
Quiet Knight 2 days ago
Okay but, maybe next time just don't sniff anything before you record the show?
Quiet Knight
Quiet Knight Day ago
@Green Giant Yep, same affect!
Green Giant
Green Giant Day ago
The only thing he sniffed is trying too hard.
xTrEmeZSnIpiNg
xTrEmeZSnIpiNg 2 days ago
Can't believe you didn't say "winning races and fixing braces" instead .....
Areg Mirzoyan
Areg Mirzoyan 2 days ago
I was at petersen museum in los angeles in 2017. it was great
william cassity
william cassity 2 days ago
How about that one American company that has never gone bankrupt or borrowed money from the federal government, and sells the #1 selling vehicle in the world and makes 160 billion a year. What's it called again? Oh yeah, FORD
Slotmech
Slotmech 2 days ago
So.. its not a real Corvette GS. Waste of time.
Daniel McKenzie
Daniel McKenzie 2 days ago
I FOUND INTEREST IN THIS BECAUSE I OWN A 95 TRIP[LE BLACK CONVERTIBLE CORVETTE GOOD JOB DONUT MAN
Daniel McKenzie
Daniel McKenzie 2 days ago
iT IS TOO BAD I WILL NOT BE MAKING IT TO THE PETERSON MUESEUM AS IT IS 155 A PERSON AND I LIVE IN DETROIT, MI
Charlie Moore
Charlie Moore 3 days ago
This was a great video, but it also must be said that even though the Cobras did dominate the race tracks of the 60's, they did not always win, out side of the Grand sports names like Dick Thompson, Dick Boo, Dick Gulstrand and Bill Sherwood beat the Cobras at there own game in Stock 63- Z0-6 Racing Corvettes. Dough Hooper won the first Riverside race against Cobras in 1963. The L88 427 66 Corvettes painted the writing on the wall for Cobras! By 1969 Corvette was king again..and as they say the rest is History!
Jefferson Graves
Jefferson Graves 3 days ago
Fucking skinny jeans. Zora is the godfather of corvette along with Bill Mitchell. Harley Earl is the farther of the corvette.
jshdwhite79
jshdwhite79 3 days ago
I want a car that startles me when I start it.
Lincoln Setter
Lincoln Setter 3 days ago
Thanks for metric
nonotnyet
nonotnyet 3 days ago
most aggravating host ever.
kevin roberts
kevin roberts 3 days ago
Most annoying person ever
FMChimera
FMChimera 3 days ago
Guy needs to lay off the meth.
Facundo Ordoñez
Facundo Ordoñez 4 days ago
Thanks for disclose also the Kilograms measurements for us, the non-wired-measurement-units people
Francs Bryce
Francs Bryce 4 days ago
Honestly, Thank you for curiosity stream.
lsxmack
lsxmack 4 days ago
really dropped the ball on "Winning races and filling cavities." "Winning races, and fitting braces" would have been much better.
Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo 4 days ago
Why can I never find any info on the motor? Anyone....
Dr Snooz
Dr Snooz 4 days ago
Me want!!!
Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster 4 days ago
Where can I buyyyy onneee
Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster 4 days ago
High performance cars and EVs will always be my #1 but who doesn't love a perfectly restored and maintained classic sports car?
Jack Zijdenbos
Jack Zijdenbos 4 days ago
James convincing me to take out more loans on top of loans to pay off deposits for cars like this is really going to ruin my credit score
Wedneston Sulau
Wedneston Sulau 4 days ago
Dudes should become our next jack black...haha
Trace 23
Trace 23 4 days ago
Can you imagine if Zora would've gotten to build the mid-engine version that he really wanted to?🤔🤔
Density YT
Density YT 4 days ago
How can America be known for pizza when pizza is Italian, I hate You enough as it is, I just wanna learn more about cars and you happen to be the one that made this video. Your a fucking idiot and sound autistic.
Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson 4 days ago
I dont get how building a race car somehow creates anti-trust issues.
MUSHEEB MUSHEEB
MUSHEEB MUSHEEB 4 days ago
You clearly know a lot. You clearly are able to present facts in an interesting manner. Just STOP ACTING LIKE A CLOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is really a good advice. Out of curiosoty: how do people on the street react to you? Do they always take you serisouly? Or do people who meet you in person just take a selfie with you and then very quickly go away? Are you perhaps taking some drugs? Are you high during some of those shoots? Were you always like that? Even as a child? Did you have problems growing up?
Justin Kehr
Justin Kehr 4 days ago
Gotta love how Chevy ordered these cars to be destroyed numerous times, yet have no problem using the Grand Sport name nowadays to sell more corvettes.
Darian Murcott-Istead
Soooo, purpose built racecars beat modified production cars... Nooo shit lmfao.. They never went door to door as they never homolagated them. Hence, a Ferrari 250 gto could afford you all 5 of the original grand sport Vettes and a far more common 427 Cobra is still valued in the millions..
CTSM07
CTSM07 4 days ago
Why not the flying Dick eh?
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