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Corvette History Year by Year

With more than 1.5 million Corvettes made since 1953, this is your guide to models and features. Read profiles of the Corvette's 6 generations, along with articles on Corvettes of special interest and biographies of the people who made the Corvette America's favorite sports car.

Thinking About Years Past - And The Corvettes We Love
Reflecting on the nature and state of Corvette enthusiasm

Great Billboards From Chevrolet
Corvette Billboard Ads

Corvette Racing Takes GTE Class at 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours
Corvette Racing takes the GTE class victory at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans race. On the centennial anniversary of Chevrolet, this is an historic event!

The Shape of Vettes to Come - Corvette Concept Prototypes from 1970-2011
Through the 58 year history of Corvette, there have been numerous concept prototypes and alternate design explorations for America's Sports Car. Most of these ideas never see production, but occasionally these concept prototypes give us a glimpse of the future direction of the venerable Corvette.

The Shape of Vettes to Come - Corvette Concept Prototypes from 1953-1970
Through the 58 year history of Corvette, there have been numerous concept prototypes and alternate design explorations for America's Sports Car. Most of these ideas never see production, but occasionally these concept prototypes give us a glimpse of the future direction of the venerable Corvette.

All the King's Men
Profiles of the men who designed and engineered the Chevrolet Corvette throughout its history.

Zors Arkus-Duntov Interview
Zors Arkus-Duntov Interview

GM and Road America Join Forces for the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet
Chevrolet, Corvette, and Road America Join Forces For the Corvette World Tribute and Chevrolet 100th anniversary

Corvette History by the Generations
A brief history of the Corvette according to its generations.

C1 Corvette - (1953-1962)
C1 Corvette - (1953-1962)

C2 Corvette - (1963-1967)
C2 Corvette - (1963-1967)

C3 Corvette - (1968-1982)
C3 Corvette - (1968-1982)

C4 Corvette - (1984-1996)
C4 Corvette - (1984-1996)

C5 Corvette - (1997-2004)
C5 Corvette - (1997-2004)

C6 Corvette - (2005-2010)
C6 Corvette - (2005-2010)

Profiles Of The Most Important Corvettes In History
They've been making Corvettes for 57 years now, and through that period, there have been well over a million great Corvettes that were the standard everyday run of the factory. But the Corvette enthusiasts among the designers, engineers, and executives at Chevy have always pushed to make special Corvettes. This list of profiles is a partial (but growing) inventory of those special cars. Some of …

The First Corvette
Profile of the 1953 Corvette

Fuel Injection Takes the Corvette to 360 Horsepower
1957 Fuel-Injected Corvette

1960 Corvette is a Time Capsule of the late C1
This 1960 Corvette was restored to as-new condition.

1961 Mako Shark Corvette Concept
1961 Mako Shark Concept Corvette

1961 XP755 "Mako Shark" Corvette Concept
The 1961 Mako Shark concept car was the direct basis for the C2 Corvette design that arrived in 1963.

1963 Split-Window Corvette Coupe
1963 Split-Window Corvette Coupe

1963 Corvette Z06
1963 Corvette Z06

Ultimate Muscle - Corvette L88 427
1967 1968 1969 L-88 Corvette 427

1972 Corvette - This Car Lost 70 Horsepower With The Stroke of a Pen
First 1972 Corvette

1968 Corvette - The First Stingray
1968 Corvette

1976-1977 Corvette - The Last Sharks
1977 Corvette

1978 Corvette Silver Anniversary Pace Car- The First Glassback Corvette
1978 Corvette 25th Anniversary Pace Car

The Last Corvette Produced in St. Louis
1981 Last St. Louis Corvette

1981 - First Bowling Green Corvette
1981 - First Bowling Green Corvette

1984 Corvette - First of the C4 Era
1984 Corvette C4

1990-1995 Corvette ZR1 - King of the Hill
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 ZR1 Corvette

1997 Corvette - First of the C5 'Vettes
1997 C5 Corvette Coupe

2001-2004 Corvette Z06 Hardtop - Return of the Supercar
2001 Corvette Z06 Hardtop

2011 Corvette Z06 "Carbon" Image Gallery
An image gallery of the 2011 Corvette Z06 "Carbon"

A Visit to the GM Heritage Center
Here are some images from a recent trip to the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

The Firsts, The Lasts, and the Onlys
Profiles of Important Corvettes

1969 L89 Corvette 427/435
1969 L89 Corvette 427/435

1969 Corvette Coupe with L89 427/435 horsepower engine
1969 Corvette L89 427/435

Another Great Arizona Auction Season
2011 Arizona Auction Report - top quality Corvettes bring top prices.

What Can Chevy Do To Attract Younger Buyers to Corvette?
Bringing Corvette History to Younger Buyers

The first 100 years of one of America's greatest car companies
A short history of the first 100 years of Chevrolet, including the genesis of the Corvette.

Technical Specs and Features in the 2012 Corvette ZR1
2012 Corvette ZR1 Technical Specifications and Features

Technical Specs and Features in the 2012 Corvette Z06
2012 Corvette Z06 Technical Specifications and Features

Technical Specs and Features in the 2012 Corvette and Corvette Grand Sport
2012 Corvette Technical Specifications and Features

Rebirth of a Classic
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

By God, It's a Corvette

2014 Corvette Stingray Specs

3 Ways to Learn More About Your Corvette
Where can I learn Corvette history, find out about Corvette racing and troubleshoot problems with my Corvette? 3 great resources here.

2013 Corvette: Tech Specs and Pricing
What are the specs of the 2013 Corvette? Read more about engine details, performance stats and pricing.

The Sinkhole 8: An update on the 1962 "Black Corvette"
In February 2014, a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum opened up and inhaled eight Corvettes. Find out the final fate of the 1962 Black Corvette.

The Sinkhole 8: An update on the 1984 PPG pace car
In February 2014, a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum opened up and inhaled eight Corvettes. Find out the final fate of the 1962 Black Corvette.

The Sinkhole 8: An update on the 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil"
In February 2014, a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum opened up and inhaled eight Corvettes. Find out the final fate of the 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil".

The Sinkhole 8: An update on the 1992 "1 Millionth Corvette"

The Sinkhole 8: An update on the 1993 "40th Anniversary Corvette"
In February 2014, a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum opened up and inhaled eight Corvettes. Find out the final fate of the 1993 "40th Anniversary Corvette."

Kentucky Swallows 8 Rare Cars at the National Corvette Museum
In February 2014, a sinkhole unexpectedly gave way inside the National Corvette Museum, engulfing eight rare cars on display. Read the full story of the collapse, the cars and the future of this large cavern here.

National Corvette Museum Moves Ahead With Celebration & Repairs
The National Corvette Museum had a rough start in 2014 after a sinkhole collapsed in a display hall, engulfing 8 rare Corvettes. Find out why the museum will still end this summer on a high note

The Sinkhole 8: The 5 Best Videos of the Collapse and the Corvettes
What's more shocking than the news that a sinkhole devoured 8 Corvettes? The videos. From the collapse to the rescue, here are the 5 best sinkhole videos (plus a few bonus clips).

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