Corvette Stingray III
Debut Series Demolition Man
Produced 1993 – 2004
Designer Michael Kollins
Number 11085
Corvette Stingray III - 93 Demolition Man.jpg



Description

The Corvette Stingray III was a concept car designed in around 1992 by Chevrolet’s Advanced Concept Center based in California. GM vice-president of design Chuck Jordan staged a contest between three design studios to come up with their design for what would eventually become the C5 Corvette, which as it turns out, would look nothing like this.

Jordan's favorite was the design penned down by John Schinella, who led the team at Chevrolet's Advanced Concept Center. Featuring a stretched wheelbase and wider proportions, the Corvette Stingray III featured a "high output V6" and dual analog and digital dashboards. The car would be showcased at the 1992 North American International Auto Show in Detroit; the car wowed the crowds but the critics were less pleased, mainly with the V6. It is said the engine was later replaced with a 5.7L LT1 V8.

GM considered putting the Stingray III into production, but for a car that had a projected cost of $300,000, even if it could do some 225 mph (362 km/h), meant that few could afford it and the plug was pulled on production. The car now sits in the GM Heritage Center.

The car was featured in the movie Demolition Man, albeit only very briefly. The initial release was never painted in a color similar to what was seen in the movie.

Versions

The Corvette Stingray III has come out in the following versions:

Coll # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
1993 Demolition Man Dark Red No Tampos Red
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Plastic
Clear Tan Chrome PC5 11085 Malaysia Corvette Stingray III - 93 Demolition Man.jpg
595 1997 1997 Hot Wheels Purple No Tampos Purple
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Plastic
Clear Grey 5SP 18364 Malaysia Corvette Stingray III prp5sp.JPG
595 1997 1997 Hot Wheels Purple No Tampos Purple
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Plastic
Clear Grey 7SP 18364 Malaysia Corvette Stingray III prp7sp.JPG
595 1997 Mainline Blue No Tampos Black
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Plastic
tinted White 3SP 18364 Malaysia Corvette Stingray III blu.JPG
759 1998 Treasure Hunt #11 Silver Checkered flag design, black Hot Wheels logo design on passenger door Black
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Plastic
tinted Red 3SP 18825 Malaysia Stingray III - 98TH.jpg
1999 Ocean Blasters 5-Pack Red black gold and white Black
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Plastic
tinted White 3SP Gold Malaysia Thailand base also Corvette Stingray III redgld.JPG
2000 Sports Stars 5-Pack Gold Red
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Plastic
tinted White 3SP Malaysia Corvette Stingray III gld.JPG
2000 San Diego Padres Promo Blue Padres logo and stripes on side. Black
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Plastic
Tinted Orange PC6 28462 Thailand Handed out at one Padres game during 2000 season. 00padres.jpg
180 2001 Mainline Silver Green, Yellow, Blue, & Black Flames Graphics on Sides & Hood. Hot Wheels Logo on the Hood. Black
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Plastic
Smoke White LW 50052 Malaysia (2001) Corvette Stingray.jpg
180 2001 Mainline Silver Green, Yellow, Blue, & Black Flames Graphics on Sides & Hood. Hot Wheels Logo on the Hood. Black
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Plastic
Smoke Yellow LW 50052 Malaysia 20190826 130141.jpg
187 2002 Mainline White White stars on blue,
Hood and front fenders.
Black and red wisps and HW Logo on doors.
Black
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Plastic
Blue
tint
Black Chrome
3SP
55072 Malaysia Corvette Stingray III CIMG0476.JPG
168 2004 Track Aces
3/20
White Red / orange / black, "Hot Wheels" Orange Gray 3SP B3814 Malaysia CorvetteStingray3B3814.jpg

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