Corvette turned 60

Corvette turned 60

Last week on the 30th of June, Chevrolet Corvette started celebrating its 60th anniversary and as expected, the brand is no ware of being over. To mark the anniversary the carmaker managed to release several key facts on the history of the brand and if you are interested in finding some out, please continue reading this article. One of the facts refers to the fact that the Corvette is the longest-running, continuously produced passenger car in the world. Another example that fits perfectly in the category is the Chevrolet Suburban. Back on the 17th of January 1953, Corvette debuted as a concept vehicle in New York at the General Motors Autorama Show. As a result of the reaction of the public, the carmaker has decided to build a limited run of 300 production Corvettes on the 30th of June, last week. The next interesting thing is that the Corvette was produced exclusively as a convertible in its first 10 years of existence, which is quite impressive if you ask us. The specialists only built it as a coupe in 1963, the Corvette Sting Ray. This was a really great idea as sales have doubled. The Coupe turned into a perfect car for drivers in colder climates, which was perfect. Chevrolet managed to build around 1.56 million Corvettes in 60 years. The Corvette number500.000th was built in 1977 and the 1 millionth car came in 1992. Back in 2009 the 1.5 millionth model rolled off the assembly line. Back in the days, the Corvette was exclusively available with an inline six-cylinder engine until 1955 which would be quite strange I mean to have a car without a V8 engine. Since 1956 the 6-cylinder unit was dropped and the Corvette is available with a V8 unit ever since.


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