January of 1953, the new Chevrolet Corvette was introduced
at the Motorama display at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. On
June 30, 1953, the Corvette went into full production at the GM assembly
plant in Flint, Michigan. There were 300 hundred cars built that first
year. They were all white convertibles with red interior and black canvas
tops. They were powered by a 150 HP in-line six cylinder engine with three
carburetors and dual exhaust. The Corvette wouldn't get a V-8 until 1955.
The production of the Corvette was later moved to the GM assembly facility
in St. Louis. In 1981, General Motors opened the Corvette assembly plant
in Bowling Green, Kentucky where they are still assembled today. For more
than five decades, the Corvette has maintained its niche as one of the
worlds greatest sports cars, the car most Americans have dreamt about
owning or driving.
Our 1966 Corvette