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  • New Arrivals for your C5 Corvette

    New Corvette Parts are rolling into our warehouse daily - here are some of the newest offerings for your C5 Corvette: Restore your C5 Corvette's original look with the new reproduction 1997-2004 Corvette Roof Panel Latch Bolt Trim Cover. The original mounting tabs are famous for becoming brittle and breaking off easily, causing the original cover to come off or get misplaced. Until now, your only option was to go without the covers or try to source them at a wrecking yard...sounds like a whole lot of trouble for such a small part. Simple snap-in installation makes this new reproduction an easy fix for an all-too-common problem. Complimenting the latch bolt trim covers are new replaceme ... Continue reading

  • New Wilwood 6-Piston Brake Calipers for your 65-82 Corvette

    Brand new to Zip's warehouse: Wilwood's D8-6 Corvette Brake Caliper Kits that are a direct bolt-on replacement for the 1965-1982 Corvettes OE brake caliper. Forged billet aluminum bodies, stainless steel pistons and high-temperature seals put an end to the rust, bore pitting and seal failures that plague the factory Corvette caliper design. D8-6 calipers provide both high performance and low maintenance, huge weight reduction, high temperature reliability for the street or your favorite track event and the added benefit of six piston pad clamping power. Wilwood's D8-6 calipers mount in the stock location over stock rotors, use the original style D8 brake pads, and fit snugly inside mos ... Continue reading

  • New BORLA Exhaust for your C7 Stingray

    BORLA Exhaust for the C7 Corvette has arrived at Zip!

    BORLA has developed a revolutionary new exhaust design with AFM/NPP valve options that enables unprecedented control over the acoustical note of your C7 Corvette's exhaust system throughout the entire RPM range while retaining 100% of the power-adding capabilities of BORLA’s patented muffler design.

    BORLA's  S-TYPE Exhaust System features the classic power sound that BORLA has been perfecting over the last 30 years. Increased sound pressure coupled with hi-flow technology allows your Corvette Stingray to breathe easier and run stronger. At low RPM (under 3500rpm) you can still have the radio on at low volume and carry-on a nice conversation. However, with increased throttle, the system wakes up and provides the full effect of the RPM range. In addition, BORLA’s new exhaust design eliminates the unwanted drone associated with performance systems. The result is a very comfortable sound when cruising.

    The ATAK™ (Acoustically-Tuned Applied Kinetics) is the latest technology that produces the highest available dB (decibel) levels in the BORLA street-legal lineup. The ATAK Exhaust System is designed for high-performance Corvette purists who prefer exhaust notes over their stereos. With ATAK you get the best of both worlds – race proven technology from BORLA’s line of XR-1 mufflers PLUS a distinct muscle-car roar that was built specifically for the C7 Corvette. At cruise, the interior sound is not overpowering. Yet when driving, the sound connects you to your Corvette Stingray helping you know exactly where you are in the RPM range. Talk about Corvette performance at a very high level!

    In addition, BORLA’s new exhaust design eliminates the unwanted drone associated with performance systems providing a very comfortable sound while cruising.

    Both systems are designed to fit all 2014-2015 LT1 Corvettes; including 7-speed and automatic Corvettes without any exhaust drone. Features quad polished PRISM designed exhaust tips.

    The C7 Corvette BORLA X-Pipes can be used with either the S-Type or ATAK systems to eliminate idle “burble” and ragged pop during de-acceleration. The off-road version bolts up behind the primary converters and factory head pipe to balance exhaust pulses for optimum sound and performance. These X-pipes eliminate the secondary cats. Bolts into the factory location and will work with both the OE mufflers and BORLA mufflers. Fits all 2014-2015 Corvettes.

    The BORLA 2014-2015 Corvette Exhaust Diffuser was designed exclusively for the new Corvette Stingray. Borla's team developed the diffuser to both enhance the look of the rear end and reduce below muffler turbulence all without inhibiting thermal ventilation of undercar exhaust heat.

    Manufactured from premium aluminum construction with durable metallic powder-coating, the BORLA exhaust diffuser can only be installed with BORLA's ATAK and S-Type exhaust systems for C7 Corvettes. The diffuser will not fit the factory exhaust system.

    Like all BORLA exhaust products, each system is handmade in the USA by master craftspeople and features premium 300-Series high-quality austenitic stainless steel construction, ultra-smooth mandrel bent piping, mirror-polished tips and a Million-Mile Warranty.

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  • Chevrolet Brings Back Corvette Engine Build Experience

    Want to have a more hands-on approach to building your dream Corvette?

    Earlier this week, Chevrolet announced that it will resume the exclusive Engine Build Experience for Corvette Z06 customers. The $5,000 package includes an entire day at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant working alongside an engine assembly technician who will instruct and oversee the build of your 650-hp supercharged LT4 engine.

    “Chevrolet recognizes the passion customers have for Corvette and the Engine Build Experience offers them a truly unique opportunity for hands-on involvement in the creation of the heart of their new car,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product manager. “It’s a chance to bond with their new car.”

    All you have to do is place the order. Once submitted, a representative from the National Corvette Museum will handle all of the logistics for you.

    Read the full press release here. Sounds like a super sweet opportunity!

  • How To Restore Your Corvette's Soft Top to Original Condition

    Need a project for the New Year? Now is the perfect time to give some TLC to your classic Corvette's convertible top. A little time and attention now means you'll be ready to hit the open road when Old Man Winter packs up and moves out!

    Return your 1956-1975 Corvette's soft top to original condition with Zip's Convertible Top Restoration Kits. Each kit uses correct O.E.M. style hardware and includes a new convertible top, stainless rear window trim tips, convertible top frame hardware rebuild kit, deluxe pads and straps, tack strip material, weatherstrip package and related hardware. All components are Made in the USA.

    Dated convertible tops feature the correct manufacturer's logo and date code stamped in the rear window. Requires serial number and year of Corvette when ordering.

    Note: dated convertible tops are not returnable.

    Our reproduction convertible tops match the factory original in fit, finish and appearance. They are manufactured using O.E.M. style 36oz premium Haartz Pinpoint vinyl materials and include a factory style heat sealed high-visibility clear plastic rear window.

    All Kee Auto Top convertible tops are manufactured in the USA utilizing high-tech CNC cutting machines to guarantee each pattern is cut exactly and then sewn with extreme diligence. Every top goes through a rigid multi-step inspection to ensure quality of the highest degree. Soft top kits include basic tips and instructions for installation and cleaning and care guidelines. Kee Auto Top experts stand by the phone every day to assist installers with any questions that they may encounter.

    Kee Auto Top backs their convertible tops with an exclusive 8-year or 96-months warranty. An 8-Year warranty is possible due to the use of premium quality materials and workmanship that results in a great looking top on your Corvette for a very long time. For example, Kee Auto Top Corvette soft tops are constructed with Sateen bow sleeves, instead of cheaper cotton or bow drill. Seams are dielectrically sealed. Premium polyester thread is used in all sewing operations, which ensures a much stronger seam than cheaper monofilament thread.

    Restore your convertible top to its original glory and enjoy your efforts for years to come.

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  • There's still time for Corvette Cheer this Christmas!

    The countdown is on - but there's still time to put some Corvette Cheer under the tree this year!

    Click here for Zip's Holiday Shipping Deadlines. Need it even faster? We can help you with upgrading your shipping service.

    Zip has Corvette Gifts for fans of all generations that are sure to bring a smile on Christmas morning. Whether you need one big present, or something little to finish stuffing a stocking, Zip can help.

    Corvette Travel Chairs are a great gift for anyone! At the ball field or in the backyard around the fire pit, these chairs provide comfort and style. Also the perfect accessory for car shows and cruise-ins! Include a Corvette Folding Table and your loved one is set! Easy fold up storage.

    Corvette Luggage is the perfect accessory for the travel enthusiast. Choose from a single messenger bag for the day tripper to a complete 5-piece luggage set for the jetsetter.

    C7 Corvette Apparel is a must-have for any fan of the new Stingray. From t-shirts to leather jackets and hats to performance visors, you can wear your pride wherever you go.

    Corvette Sunglasses are the perfect finishing touch for a stocking. We offer several Rx capable options, so there is something for everyone!

    Corvette Travel Mugs are essential for the Corvette fan who is always on the go. Offered in a variety of colors, available in soft touch or stainless steel.

    Still not seeing what you need? Shop our entire inventory of Corvette Apparel and Corvette Accessories online anytime. Orders of in stock merchandise will ship same day when order is placed by 3 pm EST Monday - Friday.

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  • Corvette Gifts Just for Her

    Need some fresh gift ideas for the woman in your life? Still in trouble for the new vacuum that you put under the tree for her last year? Zip is here to help.

    Everyone knows the old saying "when mama ain't happy....", but Zip has exactly what you need to make sure mama is happy and content on Christmas morning!

    Shop our large selection of Ladies' Corvette Apparel for t-shirts with extra sparkle and soft-shell jackets to keep her comfortable. She'll appreciate that our shirts are softly shaped for a feminine fit and are made with 100% pre-shrunk cotton. You'll also find a wide variety of ladies' hats and sweatshirts.

    Help her stay warm this winter with one of our new custom knit Corvette Stadium Blankets. Ideal for chilly nights at the cruise-in or ball games, each blanket measures 63" x 53" and is machine washable. GM licensed and proudly Made in the USA.

    Since she's always on the go, hook her up with a Corvette Travel Mug so she can keep her fancy coffee handy! Options include stainless steel, soft touch and gripper tumblers.

    If you really want to impress, surprise her with something from Zip's brand-new line of Silver and Gold Corvette Pendants. American craftsmanship at its best, there's something for fans of each Corvette generation.

    Best of all, orders of in-stock items placed by 3 p.m. EST ship SAME DAY! That means you'll have all of your Corvette gifts wrapped and tucked neatly under the tree when everyone else is panicking at the last minute.

    Best. Christmas. Ever.

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  • Free Shipping on Corvette Gifts at Zip

    Christmas is right around the corner so it's time to get your shopping done! Zip Corvette has everything you need for the Corvette enthusiast on your list....and plenty just for you, if you want to treat yourself!

    Place an online order of $79 or more on Corvette apparel, personal accessories and books and we'll ship it to your front door for free! But don't delay - free shipping offer ends at midnight EST on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

    This is a great time to stock up on C7 Stingray accessories, including shirts, travel bags and drinkware.

    Got a bookworm on your list? We carry a wide selection of Corvette books, from assembly manuals to Corvette history.

    If stocking stuffers are what you're after, you're in luck! Fill your loved ones stockings with Corvette hats, jewelry and sunglasses and they'll be all ready to hit the open road in style.

    Use promo code GIFT14 in your shopping cart to activate free shipping on your order of $79 or more.

    Merry Christmas from Zip Corvette!

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