Corvette Black Book 1953-2017
The best all-around Corvette ever? That’s what some, including the scribes of Car and Driver, think about the 2017’s new Grand Sport model which combines Z06 and Z51 elements with Stingray’s naturally aspirated LT1 engine. The 2017 Corvette Black Book summarizes what’s new with the 2017s, and wraps up 2016 production with interim changes and production counts for models, options and colors. It has changes to 18 pages compared to the previous edition.
Tough act to follow
Introduced in 1978 with 60 pages a bit over 6-inches tall, the Corvette Black Book has grown over the years to 160 pages a full ten inches in height. The beauty of the Corvette Black Book, like the car itself, is in its evolution. These are pocket-sized marvels with thousands of Corvette facts, options and option codes, exterior and interior colors and codes, production figures, serial numbers for body, engine, and component parts, original “window sticker” prices, and a compilation of each model’s unique details. By categorizing all this in a precise year-to-year format, the Corvette Black Book puts phenomenal expertise at your fingertips.
Improved yet again
In the Corvette Black Book, production quantities trail by one year. So in addition to 2017 introductory info, the 2017 edition includes 2016 quantities and running production changes. It’s all part of an endless effort to maintain the Corvette Black Book’s reputation for detail and accuracy. Not only does it have the information you want, the book is designed so you can find it quickly.
No one’s perfect, but after four decades of attention to detail, the Corvette Black Book has become the enthusiast’s bible. Next time you visit a top quality Corvette restoration shop, see if there isn’t a you-know-what lying around. Notice which book is stuffed into enthusiasts’ pockets at Corvette events around the world. It is Mike Antonick’s Corvette Black Book from Michael Bruce Associates. Period.
The Corvette Black Book and its publisher, Michael Bruce Associates, Inc., have no relationship or connection whatever with Hearst Business Media Corporation, its parent or affiliated corporations, or the Black Book published by the National Auto Research Division of Hearst Business Media Corporation.
Michael Bruce Associates, Inc. and the Corvette Black Book are not associated with or sponsored by GM or Chevrolet Motor Division.
160 pages, softbound, 4.375” x 10” vertical, 68 b/w photos, uncountable facts. $25.00