What was the first model year of the Corvette?
What was the only year the Corvette wasn’t produced?
Despite plans to the contrary, no 1983 Corvettes were ever released. Before the decision was made to skip this model year, 43 were produced. 42 were crashed in crashed tests or crushed. A single 1983 Vette was saved and is on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. According to some, there were actually 47 1983 produced, and a few more 83’s may actually still be in existence, but that debate has never been resolved.
Where was the original production plant for the Corvette?
The first 300 Corvettes were produced by hand in Flint, Michigan. After that, mass production began in St. Louis Missouri, where it remained until the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant opened 1981.
What year was the only one-year-only body design of the corvette?
What were the original colors of the 1953 corvette?
All 300 1953 Corvettes featured Polo White, with a red interior, and a black convertible top.
What was the inspiration for the Chevrolet Corvette’s name?
In what year was the Corvette only available with automatic transmission?
What was the last year of C3 Corvettes to feature a convertible top?
Though designer Harley Earl was the creator of the Corvette, who became known as “The father of the corvette”?
1953 Covettes were hand-built, but production was moved to assembly lines for 1954 models, lowering the base price to the lowest the Corvette would ever see. What was it?
What was the first year for a Corvette to serve as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car?
What was the first year for the option of glass T-tops on a Corvette?
What special small block performance package was released for the 1970 model year?
1970 saw the introduction of the LT-1 package. The high-performance LT-1 motor was complimented by transistorized ignition, a special big-block style hood, 2 ½ inch exhaust, a higher-revving tach, aluminum intake, Holley carburetor, and more extras. The 454 big block engine option was released this year as well, and also included special extra features. The last years for the LT-1 and 454 options were 1972 and 1974, respectively.
In a 1966 Corvette, singer Jan Berry of Jan & Dean nearly lived out one of the duo’s most famous songs in a tragic way at what notorious location in California?
Two years after Jan & Dean created the hit song “Dead Man’s Curve,” Jan was in a devastating car accident, hitting a parked truck with his silver 1966 Corvette. The wreck didn’t occur on the actual stretch of road known as Dead Man’s Curve, as is often claimed; however, it did take place very close to that location. Jan survived, though he endured a long recovery.