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1970 Corvette: For the 1970 model year, Chevrolet Corvette sales suffered significantly, but that was no fault of this classic car’s. Due to a shortened model year as a result of a UAW strike in 1969, the 1969 model year was extended so that it took a few months longer than normal for the 1970 model year Corvettes to become available in United States show rooms.
1966 Corvette: In 1966, America was in the midst of a cultural revolution. Gone were the days of traditional social conservitism, in favor of a more flexible standard of what was socially acceptable. The civil rights movement was coming to a head, and the shock waves of President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination were still rippling through the country. The 1966 Corvette was the perfect car to drive down the California coast, dreaming of better days ahead.
Vegas ‘Vettes, Baby
Without question, the desert oasis of Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the most unique cities in the entire world.
The ready availability of so much world-class gaming sets Las Vegas apart, and the fact that you have so many incredible hospitality options makes Las Vegas especially attractive to vacationers. Whatever your speed, whatever your style, there is a Las Vegas vacation that is right for you.
Harley Earl: The Father Of The Corvette
There are certain American institutions that have become so much a part of the culture that it is almost impossible to imagine a time when they weren’t around. Was there really a time when people walked around and there was no baseball? How could there have possibly been a time before rock ‘n roll was invented? And how could life be worth living if there was no Super Bowl to look forward to?
The Chevrolet Corvette was first introduced in 1953 during the latter portion of the model year. The company was revved up for 1954 and they had completed an assembly plant in St. Louis that did nothing but produce classic car Corvettes; it was capable of churning out some 10,000 units per year.
As it turned out, the 1954 Corvette was a difficult sell at the time. It featured a two speed automatic transmission and plastic side curtains that were popular in some of the sexy European models of the day. The price point was part of the problem. The ’54 Corvette carried a sticker price of nearly $2800 which was more than a 1954 Jaguar or Cadillac, both of which were significantly more powerful.