Six Decades Of Corvette

The Chevy Corvette is very possibly the most sought after American car of all time, and like a visit to certain destinations, owning a Corvette is something that just about everyone would like to do at least once in their lives. As a testament to the long term popularity of the ‘Vette, is was first introduced for the 1953 model year, and as of this writing the Corvette is still going strong and turning heads.

It is interesting to take a look at the way that prices have changed over the years and consider what type of return you might have gotten on your investment if you bought a Corvette back in the day and kept it. The 1954 Corvettes went for a base price of $2,774. The 1965 Corvette would set you back $4,106. The 1976 Corvette cost about $7,600. By 1988 the price tag had skyrocketed to $29,480. As Y2K hit the price of the Corvette had reached over $40,000. Today, the lowest priced Corvette goes for about $50,000 and the top end models get into the six figures.

The allure of the Corvette is in a very real sense inexplicable, so we have assembled a visual sampling of the Corvette spanning several decades for your enjoyment and inspiration. There’s a very good chance that your “dream car” is in here somewhere.

1958 Corvette

1967 Corvette

1970 Corvette

1982 Corvette

1998 Corvette

2010 Corvette

Contributed by Fossil Cars Staff Writer

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