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Corvette Illustrated Encyclopedia

by Tom Benford

Softcover, 7 in. x 9 1/4 in.
324 pages
193 black & white photos and illustrations
720 entries
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-0928-7
Price: $49.95

Corvette Reference from A to Z

In the 51 years that the Corvette has been part of the American automotive backdrop, hundreds of people, places and innovations have touched America's favorite sports car. In the Corvette Illustrated Encyclopedia, Tom Benford has surveyed five decades of the Corvette and compiled an essential reference work for all who have ever had either a passing or a passionate interest in Chevrolet's flagship.

"a must for the Corvette aficionado..."
- Hemmings Muscle Machines

Arkus-Duntov, Earl, Hall, Mitchell, Thompson - who are these men and how did they effect the development or history of Corvette? Warren, St. Louis, Bowling Green, Le Mans, Sebring, Elkhart Lake - what significance do these locations have for the Corvette and what do they mean to current enthusiasts? Posi, bolt-ons, breadloaf - out of context, these terms mean virtually nothing. But in this invaluable automotive reference book, Tom Benford puts these terms into perspective.


  • Clear and concise definitions of key names, words and phrases used in the Corvette world
  • Full of black & white photos and illustrations
  • Foreword by Mike Yager, founder and president of Mid-America Motorworks
  • Appendix of year-by-year specifications for Corvettes produced from 1953 through 2004 model years, including totals produced, list price, dimensions, engines, options and colors
  • Appendices listing contact information for Corvette suppliers and magazines

Tom Benford's Corvette Illustrated Encyclopedia gives detailed look at the terms and names that mean so much to Corvette history. Learn to interpret the numbers and slang that are the code of Corvette and have such significance to owners today.

Winner of a 2005 Acknowledgement of Excellence from Bookbuilders of Boston.

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Silver Medal winner for Design: Total publication and Technical: Reference categories at the 2005 International Automotive Media Awards
Corvette Illustrated Encyclopedia
Corvette Illustrated Encyclopedia
Wholesale Case Quantity: 10
ISBN: 0-8376-0928-3 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-0928-7 (ISBN-13)
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