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1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1

53 Corvette Emblem

The First Corvette -- 1953 Corvette

Happy 65! | First Corvettes Being Built - 1953

In 1951, GM’s Design Chief Harley Earl was at Watkins Glen International Raceway to show off his new La Sabre concept when he had the vision of a low-cost American sports car that could compete with Europe’s Jaguars, MGs, and Ferrari. Codenamed “Opel”, the very first prototype made its debut in January 1953 at the GM Motorama show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The great reviews and public acclaim for the little white roadster prompted GM to fast-track the Corvette into production. Sixty-five years ago today on June 30, 1953, the world’s first production Corvette rolled off its Flint, Michigan assembly line. Chevrolet built 300 Corvettes over the course of the 1953 model year. A uniform design allowed the workers to concentrate on putting the bodies together without being distracted by trim and equipment variations. Therefore, all 1953 Corvettes were Polo White with Sportsman Red interiors and equipped with a canvas soft-top, 6.70 x 15 whitewall tires and a

1953 Firebird I and 1958 Firebird III - Jay Leno's Garage

Vintage Corvettes - Jay Leno's Garage

The First Corvette | 1953 Corvette

Maserati A6G CS Berlinetta

Classics | 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

Legends | Maserati A6GCS Frua Spider

Classics | 1953 Fiat 8V Coupe Vignale

10 Days to Go | 1953 C1

1953 was an important year in the automotive world. Corvette was introduced. 60 years and 10 more days - the C7 will be shown. It will be different.   

1953 Chevrolet Corvette

Cool Corvette Wallpaper - 1953 C1

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BAT 9 '1955