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GM Recalling ’24–’25 C8’s for Bad Seat Belt Retractors


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General Motors has announced a recall affecting 13,464 C8 Corvettes from the 2024 and 2025 model years due to potential issues with the seat belt retractors.

On June 6, GM released a safety report indicating that the seat belt retractors on the driver and/or passenger side of the mid-engine sports car may malfunction. This defect can cause the retractors to lock in the stowed position, preventing occupants from accessing and using the seat belts. As a safety precaution, GM advises not driving the vehicle if you cannot buckle up.

Chevrolet dealers will replace the defective seat belt retractors at no cost to the owners. A notification campaign is set to begin on July 22, with letters sent to affected Corvette owners. However, in a stop-delivery notice issued to dealers on June 6, GM mentioned that the replacement parts are currently unavailable.

Owners can proactively check if their C8 Corvette is part of the recall by visiting the GM Owner Center, by Clicking Here.

We Are Seeking 2014 – 2019 Cream Puffs

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Price Slashed!!
Bloomington Special Collection Invitee!
Triple Diamond Award Winner!
One of the rarest ’66 Corvettes ever built! 

The Owner is moving to Florida and motivated to sell.
Sunfire Yellow w/Black interior, L72 427/425hp, 4-speed manual transmission.

The car has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in the hobby, including N.C.R.S. Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, and Bloomington Special Collection. And to make it even more special and rare, this ’66 still sports its C.C.A.S. Certified L72 427/425hp big block engine under the domed hood!

And this car is loaded with additional options, which include:
C.C.A.S. Certified L72 427/425hp
Power brakes
N14 side exhaust
F41 Heavy Duty suspension
4.11 Positraction rear end
Tinted glass
Headrest seats
Teakwood steering wheel
Telescoping steering column
Aluminum knock off wheels
Gold line bias ply tires
AM/FM radio

And to top it off, the car was featured on the cover and inside the book “Corvette An American Legend”.

Priced Slashed: $225,000 $175,000

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Troy 714-712-0060


Win a 2024 Corvette Z06 With Z07

The International Motor Racing Research Center has just launched their giveaway for 2024 and Corvette Mike subscribers can win a 2024 Corvette Z06 Coupe with the Z07 Performance Package! The IMRRC is a non-profit organization located in Watkins Glen and their mission is to keep racing history alive! With your donation of $25 or more, you will automatically be entered to win this Ceramic Matrix Gray 2024 Corvette Z06 Coupe optioned with the Z07 package, Carbon Flash-painted Carbon Fiber Ground Effects and Aero, plus Satin Graphite forged wheels and an Adrenaline Red leather interior with GT1 bucket seats.

Corvette Mike Thundering Thursday readers get 50% Bonus Entries with packages starting at just $25. The giveaway will be held in February 2025 so start collecting your tickets now by Clicking Here.


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Neal and Pam’s new 2023 Z06

A family tradition began when I got my driver’s license at 16.  I’d ask for a real Corvette, and I’d get a model or toy version . . . every birthday for nearly 2 decades!  In the early 2000s, I got my SCCA racing license, and for the next 20 years all my car budget went to racing at iconic tracks around the country. Cancer and Covid put an end to my racing activities in 2020, and when I finally recovered from long Covid in 2022 I decided to transfer my racing budget to fun street cars.  In early 2023, I — like most people who were looking for 2023 Z06 models — was met with long waiting lists and even steeper  ADMs.  It was easier and cheaper to secure an allocation for a 2023 Porsche C4S, but my desire for the Z06 hadn’t wavered and I never stopped looking.  Just a couple of weeks ago, while perusing Bring a Trailer, I saw an Amplify Orange Tintcoat Z06 with blue stripes and a light blue on dark blue interior.  My fiancée took one look at the color combination and said: “You have to have that car!”  A special thanks to Corvette Mike for setting a reasonable reserve on this beauty, as it now resides in my garage — though you have to wear shades in there now between the orange Vette and racing-yellow C4S!  Also, an even bigger thanks to Troy for arranging secured delivery and providing all relevant paperwork in the fastest time imaginable.  I now have my ultimate dream machine in my garage and I couldn’t be happier!!

Neal F.

This Months Special’s

1974 L82 4-Speed Coupe

All Original And Rare L82 4-Speed!

Dark Green w/Saddle Interior, L82 350/250hp, 4-Speed Manual

This remarkable and rare 1974 Corvette was originally purchased from its first owner and has recently been acquired from one of our collector clients. Having been driven sparingly over the past 25 years and consistently kept in a garage, it remains in excellent condition.

The 1974 model year marked the introduction of the new flexible rear bumpers, a feature that GM was still perfecting at the time.

This Corvette is entirely original, and its status as an L82 with a 4-speed transmission makes it one of the most desirable 1974 models available!

Options include:
L82 350/250hp V8 engine
M21 close ratio 4-spd. manual transmission
Custom interior trim w/leather seats
AM/FM radio
Power brakes
Power steering
Firestone Wide Oval white letter bias ply tires

Paperwork includes the original dealer sales contract, owner’s kit, correspondence from the previous owner, and more.

Mileage 22,985!

Priced at $39,900

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2014 Convertible

Loaded 3LT with only 34k miles!

Black w/Jet Black Interior, 376/460hp, 6-Speed Paddle-Shift Automatic

This Stealth Fighter on wheels is loaded with all of the most desirable options, including:

3LT Preferred Equipment Group
Z51 Performance Suspension
6-spd. paddle-shift automatic transmission
Black aluminum wheels
Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Red painted brake calipers
Performance exhaust
And more!

The car is in excellent condition throughout with only 34k miles on the odometer!!


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Low-Mile 2006 Cadillac XLR-V Convertible

Well cared for, low miles.

Lt. Platinum w/Shale Interior, 4.4L/443hp Supercharged V8, 6-Speed Automatic

The beautiful XLR-V presented here is in excellent condition, having travelled only 40k miles since new. It’s been in the pampered collection of a good client of ours and it shows!

Equipment includes:
4.4L Supercharged Northstar V8
6-Speed automatic transmission
Head-up Display
Premium steering gear
Performance Tuned Suspension
Performance Magnetic Ride Control
19″ alloy wheels
Power retractable hardtop
Keyless Access w/pushbutton start
Leather wrapped interior trim
Bose AM/FM/6-disc CD Changer w/DVD NAV & voice recorder
XM Satellite Radio (with subscription)
Adaptive forward lighting w/washers and HID headlamps
Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist
Dual Zone Climate Control
Zingana Wood Trim
Signature V-Series Wire Mesh Grille
. . . and more!

Comes with books, manuals, spare key, and Window Sticker.

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