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Evolution of the Corvette

EVOLUTION OF THE CORV ETTE 1953 EX-122 CORVETTE Production Total: 300 Shipping Weight: 2,705 lb Factory Price: $2,774 300 cars were produced and about 200 are still in the hands of collectors. Fiberglass body, chrome-framed grill, and wraparound windshield No side windows or outside door handles All of the first-year cars were Polo White with Sportsman Red interiors. 1960 C1 CORVETTE 2-DR ROADSTER Production Total: 10,261 Shipping Weight: 2,840 lb Factory Price: $3,872 A new aluminum clutch housing cut the Corvette's weight by 18 pounds. A new rear suspension sway bar improved the car's handliling. Buyers could choose from eight exterior colors. The majority of 1960 Corvettes, 50.1 percent, were sold with a detachable hardtop. 1962 C1 CORVETTE ROADSTER Production Total: 14,531 Shipping Weight: 2,925 lb Factory Price: $4,038 The wheels were available in Black, Beige, Red, Silver, or Maroon. For the first time since 1955 Corvettes were offered in solid colors only. The most noticeable changes for 1962 were the removal of the side cover chrome trim, a blacked-out grille and ribbed chrome rocker panel molding. 1969 C3 CORVETTE STINGRAY Production Total: 22.129 Shipping Weight: 3,091 lb Factory Price: $4,420 Shes Buyers had their choice of 10 exterior colors. The ignition was now on the steering column and the door depression button used in 1968 was eliminated. After a year's absence, the Stingray name (now spelled as one word) reappeared on the front fenders. Front and rear disc brakes, headlight washers, center console, wheel trim rings, carpeting, and all-vinyl upholstery were standard. 1980 C3 CORVETTE SPORT COUPE Production Total: 40,614 Shipping Weight: 3,206 lb Factory Price: $13,140 The 1980 Corvette was more streamlined and lost close to 250 pounds. The Corvette hoods had a new low profile. In California, Corvette buyers could only get the 305-cid V-8 with automatic transmission this year. The dashboard carried new 85-mph speedometer. 1992 C4 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE CC Production Total: 5,875 Shipping Weight: 3,263 lb Factory Price: $40,145 A Traction Control system became standard equipment along with new Goodyear GS-C tires. Corvette models used the aforementioned more powerful 5.7-liter V-8 fitted with the four-speed overdrive automatic or optional six-speed manual transmission. Chevy was the first manufacturer to build one million sports cars. The 1992 Corvette was the 1,000,000th Corvette produced on July 2,1992. 2008 C6 CORVETTE COUPE Production Total: 20,030 Shipping Weight: 3,217 Ib Factory Price: $46,225 - New Keyless Access remote key fob with integrated key. Interior trim enhancements for all models, including wrapped center trim plate with Cyber pattern and new, brushed aluminum accents. iPod/MP3 jack included on all sound systems except navigation OnStar, XM Satellite Radio, and auto-dimming mirrors with compass are standard on all models. 2014 Y CORVETTE STINGRAY An interior that includes real carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials, two new seat choices – each featuring a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional support – and dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment Efficient airflow controls temperatures and improves vehicle handling. Stunning design meets racing strategy. screens. - Aluminum replaces steel. Lightweight Carbon-Nano Composite structure underbody panels bond to aluminum. A revolutionary chassis improves torsional rigidity, reduces noise and elevates performance. 2014 Engine: LT1 6.2L V-8 Horsepower / Torque: 450 / 450 (estimated) 0-60 performance of less than four seconds *MSRP reflects base models. Prices subject to change without notice. Dealership not responsible for typographical errors. Photos for illustration only. See dealer for details. CHAPMANCHEVY.COM CHAPMANCHEVY.COM CHAPMANCHEVY.COM CHAPMANCHEV Y.COM CHAPMANCHEVY.COM CHAPMANCHEV Y. COM CHAPMANCHEVY.COM CHAPMANCHEV Y.COM CHAPMANCHEV Y.COM CHAPMANCHEVY.COM

Evolution of the Corvette

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The history of how the Chevrolet Corvette has transformed from an unknown concept car in the early 1950s to the American icon it is today.

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