A Brief History of Corvettes

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Are you looking to buy or sell your Corvette? There are classic Corvette dealers that can assist you with this process. They will also be able to help you with finding Classic Corvette buyers when you are ready to say, “Yes, I want to sell my Corvette.”

There have been over 1.5 million Corvettes produced since June 30, 1953. The 500,000 mark was reached in 1977, and the million mark in 1992. By 2009, there were 1.5 million Corvettes in existence.

These classic cars have been produced in different locations since their inception, which put those locations on the map. There are three different facilities where Corvettes were produced:

    Flint, Michigan: 1953
    St. Louis, Missouri: 1954-to-1981
    Bowling Green, Kentucky: 1981-to-2014

The first Corvette was debuted in 1953 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City during this GM Motorama. It had a six cylinder “Blue-Flame” engine with 150 hp, along with a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission.

Originally, and for the first ten years, Corvettes were only produced as convertibles. The second generation of this sports car, the Corvette Sting Ray coupe,,came out in 1963. It had a fixed roof, and as a result, sales doubled because this version could be driven year-round in colder weather.

These first Corvette models were painted Polo White and sported red interiors. While they originally sold for $3,498, by 2006, the third one produced was sold at an auction for $1.06 million.

The best-selling Corvette, however, was the 1979 C3 Corvette. Sales on this model were record-breaking, and 58,307 were sold that year.

Chevrolet only produced 20 Corvette L88s, one of which was red. When compared with the originally price of this car, it’s interesting to note that one of these 1967 Corvette L88s was sold for $3,850,000 in January, 2014.

Car enthusiasts know that since 1999, Corvettes have taken the lead and won national and international races:

    Le Mans: 58 1-to-2 finishes
    24 Hours of Le Mans: 7 wins
    ALMS manufacturers: 10 championships
    ALMS drivers: 9 championships

Corvettes have also appeared in quite a few films over the decades. Worldwide car enthusiasts have been able to see this sports car in action, which continues to encourage its popularity.

If you’re thinking it’s time to sell your Corvette, there are likely quite a few car enthusiasts that would be interested. The love and fascination people have for this classic car has endured for decades.

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