On June 30th, 1953, the first Chevy Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Since that time, over 1.5 million Corvettes have been produced.
Sunday marked the 60th birthday for Chevy’s iconic sports car.
Chevy Corvette: An American Success Story
The first Corvettes came exclusively with an in-line six-cylinder engine until 1955, when an optional V-8 became available. 90% of the 1955 Corvettes were sold with the larger engine. The next year, Chevy dropped the six-cylinder permanently and Corvettes have carried only V-8 engines ever since.
For the first 10 years, the Corvette was available only in convertible form. The 1963 Corvette Stingray coupe marked the first hardtop, and helped Chevy double the sales of the previous year, largely due to sales in colder states.
According to GM’s news website, the Corvette is the world’s longest running continuously-produced passenger car. It has been produced at three different cities: Flint, Michigan, St. Louis, Missouri, and Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The 2014 Chevy Corvette marks the seventh generation of the Chevy Corvette. Chevy elected to bring back the Stingray name for the redesigned Corvette, harkening back to the car’s performance roots.
The 2014 models will be available for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City drivers later this year.
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