1953 Vette Facts

1953 Vette Facts

1953 was the first year the Corvette was produced, originally envisioned by Harley Earl, the Corvette was Chevy’s first entrance in the 1953 GM Motorama. The GM Motorama was GM’s…

C3 Vette Facts

The third generation, patterned after Chevrolet’s “Mako Shark” (designed by Larry Shinoda), started in 1968 and ended in 1982. This generation has the distinction of being introduced to the motoring…

Soft Bumper Cars 1973–1982

Soft Bumper Cars 1973–1982

The C3s built from 1973 to 1982 came with large, steel-beam bumpers that were integrated into the frame and bodywork. A soft plastic cover adorned the new federally mandated 5-mph…

5th Generation

5th Generation

Not since 1953 had the Corvette had such a head-to-toe makeover; even the redesign of the fourth generation paled in comparison. The entirely new frame was reinforced to provide extra…

1960 Corvette

1960 Corvette

The 1960 Corvette was virtually indistinguishable from the 1959, but there were some power increases made to the top two engines. Solid lifters and higher 11.0:1 compression boosted the most…

4th Generation

4th Generation

Welcome to 1984! During this time the Corvette saw its most major update since the ’63 stingray. The all-new ’84 Corvette roared out of the gate with a 96.2-inch wheelbase,…


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