The Corvette History from C1 to C8  

Thoughts about Corvettes usually bring to mind images of bright-colored, long, and low sports cars with a massive engine protruding from the hood. However, Corvette is truly an American icon. It is one of the longest-running, continuously produced passenger cars in automobile history and has been manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky, since 1981. So, we have compiled a history of all eight Corvette generations from the C1 in 1953 to the present day. Read on to learn more about America's Sports Car.

The History of Corvette

The first Corvette was designed by Harley Earl and produced in 1953. Chevy made it a concept car to show off at the General Motors Motorama car show. The Corvette was initially intended to be a racing car. Still, it ended up becoming a popular choice for American civilians. The C1 generation lasted from 1953-to 1962 and is the only generation that was not mass-produced.

The C2 generation Corvette, also known as the Sting Ray, was manufactured from 1963-to 1967. It is the first generation that was mass-produced. The C2 was also the first Corvette to have hidden headlights. The C3 generation was manufactured from 1968-to 1982. It is the generation that is most commonly associated with the Corvette. The C3 had a long production run and is the best-selling Corvette to date.

The C4 generation was manufactured from 1984-to 1996.

The C4 was the first Corvette to feature a digital dashboard.

The C5 generation was manufactured from 1997-to 2004. The C5 featured a design that was inspired by the C2. The C6 generation was manufactured from 2005-to 2013. The C6 featured a design that was inspired by the C5.

The C7 generation is the current generation of Corvette and has been manufactured from 2014-present. The C7 features a design that is inspired by the C3.

The C8 generation is the next generation of Corvette.


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