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84 Vette Motor Trend Car Of The Year

84 Vette Motor Trend Car Of The Year

84 vetteNameplates 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.