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Chevrolet Corvette history in pictures through the years

With Chevrolet Corvette, GM found the equilibrium between power and handling and created the longest produced sports car in the world. In this article we take a walk down the memory lane and remind ourselves of the Corvette’s glorious history and all the features that made the sports cars simply awesome.

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C1 Corvette

C1 Corvette
C1 Corvette

After the initial introduction of the concept vehicle, C1 Corvette was met with boiling enthusiasm, but failed to live up to the customers’ expectations. However, what other car companies would deem a failure and bring to a halt, Chevrolet considered an opportunity to grow and explore, the best prove of which was the following six generations of Chevrolet Corvette.

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1953 Corvette

1953 Corvette
1953 Corvette
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1957 Corvette

1957 Corvette
1957 Corvette
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1960 Corvette

1960 Corvette
1960 Corvette
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1962 Corvette

1962 Corvette
1962 Corvette
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C2 Corvette

C2 Corvette
C2 Corvette

In the 1960s, C2 Corvette stood out thanks to its radical styling and futuristic design. Praised not only for its looks, but also for power and performance, C2 won the award for Engineering Excellence and was number five on the list of the best sports cars of ‘60s.

 

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1963 Corvette

1963 Corvette
1963 Corvette
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1967 Corvette

1967 Corvette
1967 Corvette
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C3 Corvette

C3 Corvette
C3 Corvette

The 1968 Corvette model was fairly controversial. Appearance-wise it followed the lines of its more popular sister, C2. However, critics agree that the production years, 14 in total, dragged on for too long without much action taking place making the model obsolete, if not tacky, at the end.

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1968 Corvette

1968 Corvette
1968 Corvette
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1969 Corvette

1969 Corvette
1969 Corvette
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1972 Corvette

1972 Corvette
1972 Corvette
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1977 Corvette

1977 Corvette
1977 Corvette
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1983 Corvette

1983 Corvette
1983 Corvette
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C4 Corvette

 C4 Corvette
C4 Corvette

Since 1984, the year of its introduction, Chevrolet C4 Corvette was getting mixed reviews and was often disparaged while the earlier models were praised for their classic looks, and the newer ones for futuristic design solutions. Still, C4 stays a major milestone in the history of Chevrolet Corvette.

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1985 Corvette

1985 Corvette
1985 Corvette
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1990 Corvette

1990 Corvette
1990 Corvette
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1996 Corvette

1996 Corvette
1996 Corvette
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C5 Corvette

C5 Corvette
C5 Corvette

With its majorly improved handling and enhanced structural platform, Chevrolet Corvette C5 could hold a competition against any other sports car at the time. Its road to success and recognition was paved with numerous victories and otherwise outstanding results in races.

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1997 Corvette

1997 Corvette
1997 Corvette
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette coupé

2000 Chevrolet Corvette coupé
2000 Chevrolet Corvette coupé
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2000 Corvette

2000 Corvette
2000 Corvette
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2004 Corvette

2004 Corvette
2004 Corvette
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C6 Corvette

C6 Corvette
C6 Corvette

Introduced in 2005, Chevrolet C6 Corvette is still considered, and quite fairly, something that the ideal sports car must look like by the critics. Clear lines, perfect aerodynamics backed up by excellent performance stays unmatched throughout the years.  

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2005 Corvette

2005 Corvette
2005 Corvette
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2010 Corvette

 2010 Corvette
2010 Corvette
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C7 Corvette

 C7 Corvette
C7 Corvette

С7 Corvette saw the world in 2013 and immediately took over hearts with its minimalist clean lines with a couple of intricate elements. Designers took into consideration every complaint the customers had about the previous model and created a car that conquers you with the exterior elegance and interior comfort and totally lives up to “Automobile of the year 2014”.

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2013 Corvette

2013 Corvette
2013 Corvette
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2015 Corvette

 2015 Corvette
2015 Corvette
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2016 Corvette

2016 Corvette
2016 Corvette
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2017 Corvette

2017 Corvette
2017 Corvette