History Of The Corvette

The Corvette has come a long way since its initial design in the 1950s. When most individuals think of a sports car, the Corvette’s traditional ‘red hash’ marks instantly come to mind. It has taken quite a long time for the Chevy Corvette to climb the ranks to become the remarkable vehicle it is today. A look through the history of the Corvette and how far it has come only makes for more excitement as we anticipate the next chapter of Corvette.

First Generation

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When the Corvette first arrived on the scene in 1953, it didn’t hold a candle to its European counterparts. Although the vehicle’s exterior was that of a luxury vehicle, the interior was nothing extraordinary and was instead similar to other GM automobiles. The intro and first generation of Corvette were marked with the same six-cylinder engines that were standard for the rest of Chevrolet’s lot. The Corvette did not hold its own as a sports car, and early sales suffered as a result. However, this would all change with the arrival of the V-8 engine.