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The history of the Chevrolet Corvette is rich indeed and it is kept alive by all of the collectors out there who cherish these very special vehicles and keep them in such fantastic condition. There is nothing like a classic Corvette and owning one is a source of pride for true enthusiasts. And hey, owning two or three is even better!
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Nameplates that stay in existence for a considerable period of time go through multiple different generations of design and the Corvette is no different.
The first generation of the Corvette lasted from 1953 through the 1962 model year and the Sting Ray designation had not yet been introduced. The second-generation was created under the guidance of General Motors design chief Bill Mitchell, who took over for Harley Earl after Earl retired in 1958, and the Sting Ray was born. This era lasted from 1963 through 1967, and the third-generation of the Corvette began in 1968 and came to a close after the 1982 model year.
A Must Visit: The National Corvette Museum
If you love cars in general and Corvettes in particular you’re probably someone who enjoys a good road trip. There is nothing more fun than getting into your classic Corvette and heading off to an interesting destination, and if you are looking for one you would do well to consider the National Corvette Museum which is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
When the Corvette first hit the scene it was built in Flint, Michigan and the Gateway to the West, St. Louis, Missouri. Subsequently production of the Corvette was moved to Bowling Green, and that is where the vehicles are made today.
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.
Hello, Corvette Lovers!
Allow us to introduce ourselves: we are a group of classic car enthusiasts who love everything about classic, muscle, and antique cars. So what better pastime could we have than thinking, talking, and writing about Corvettes? We hope you enjoy reading all about them, because we’re sure we will love writing!
As Corvette lovers our goal is to provide you with facts about Corvettes you may have heard, but also many you may not know. We’ll highlight some of our favorites, but if you ever want to know more about a particular model, let us know! We’d always like to provide you with some information you’ve been looking for.