Chevrolet Corvette History
Since its introduction in 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette has been a staple in the American car lineup. Its popularity has never wavered, continuing as one of Chevrolet’s most popular brands as the Corvette enters its seventh generation.
The Chevrolet sports car was first introduced as a concept show car in 1953, becoming popular enough to put into production, first rolling off the line on June 30, 1953, at General Motors’ plants in Flint, Michigan, and St. Louis, Missouri.
In the past 61 years, the Corvette has been redesigned to become the seventh generation sports car we know, introducing the “Sting Ray” model in 1963, along with a longer, leaner profile in 1968.
Now produced in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Corvette has returned the Stingray name after a brief hiatus in its use. The sports car now offers a range of trims and body styles, which can also be seen in the popular videogame Gran Turismo 5.
Chevrolet Corvette Awards
- Automobile Magazine “100 Coolest Cars”
- Automobile Magazine “2013 Automobile of the Year”
- Sports Car International Number Five on “Top Sports Cars of the 1960s” List
- Hot Rod named the 1973-74 Corvette LS6 454 one of the “10 Most Collectable Muscle Cars”
- Car and Driver “Best All Around Car” in nine out of eleven Reader’s Choice polls
- Car and Driver selected for Ten Best list sixteen times
- Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1984 and 1998
- Society of Automotive Engineers named 1999 Corvette Convertible “Best Engineered Car of the 20th Century
- U.S. News & World Report named 2010 Corvette “Best Luxury Sports Car for the Money”
- 2014 North American Car of the Year