1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette not acting its age in its 60th year

The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line on June 30th, 1953 and begins its 60th year of performance fun.

On June 30th, 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan and it changed the American automotive landscape forever. The Corvette was a two-seat roadster, had no roll-up windows, no exterior door handles and had a new fiberglass body instead of being stamped from steel. The all-new Corvette was a car that was meant for two people to enjoy the thrills of top-down fun.

Many thought the Corvette was just a passing fancy and wouldn’t last much longer than an initial run of a few dozen units. But here we are 60 years later, and the Chevrolet Corvette has lasted for six decades and is a true American icon. Anyone who has ever owned one of these sports cars will always have a special place in their heart for the Corvette.

“Through the years, Corvette certainly offered state-of-the-art features, designs, technologies and performance,” said Tadge Juechter, vehicle chief engineer for Corvette. “However, I think what has made the Corvette such an enduring concept is the exciting experience of driving one.

“No matter what your station in life, when you’re behind the wheel of a Corvette, you’re an Olympic athlete – able to go faster, stop quicker, and turn better than everyone else,” Juechter continued. “Very few cars can match that experience. And no other car has delivered that experience as well, or to more people, than the Corvette.”


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