Corvette History

Chevrolet Corvette History Category: From the C1 to the C8

In this category, you will find links to articles for all 8 generations of Corvettes. Below, you can click on any link to go directly to the Category for that specific Generation.

We love Corvette history at Vette Vues Magazine. In each Corvette magazine issue, we take a look at the evolutions of the Corvette as well as the people that made the hobby what it is today.

Chevrolet introduced the 1953 Corvette on January 17, 1953, at the New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel during the General Motors Motorama. The little Polo White vintage Corvette was a big hit and soon was in the dealerships.

We have articles and features on vintage Corvettes all the way through the new C8 mid-engine Corvettes. Learn what made each model year unique, its options, and specifications.

CATEGORY SEARCH BY CORVETTE GENERATION

The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that has been manufactured by Chevrolet since 1953. The first model, the C1, was introduced in 1953 and was followed by the C2 in 1963, the C3 in 1968, the C4 in 1984, the C5 in 1997, the C6 in 2005, and the C7 in 2014, and the C8 in 2020. We have created a category for each generation of Corvette so you can learn more about each one.

To help you navigate the Corvette information, we have it broken down into Corvette Generations (C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, and C8) so you can look for a specific Gen and Corvette model year of interest to you.

C1 (1953 – 1962) The Birth Of A Legend
C2 (1963 – 1967) The Stingray Era
C3 (1968 – 1982) The Shark Models
C4 (1984 – 1996) Turning point for the Corvette
C5 (1997 – 2004) Game-changer for the iconic American sports car
C6 (2005 – 2013) Redesigned For The Future
C7 (2014 – 2019) A Whole New Generation Of Corvettes
C8 (2020 – Present) Mid-engine sports car

We also share a lot of vintage Corvette magazine ads as well as old Corvette brochures.

1974 Chevrolet Corvette: Celebrating 50 Years of a Timeless Beauty

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1974 Chevrolet Corvette, it’s a perfect time to reflect on its legacy and significance in the automotive world. The 1974 Corvette marked a pivotal year for this American icon, blending design innovation with performance prowess. This model year stands out not only for its aesthetic appeal but

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2004 Corvette Daytona Pace Car – A Piece of NASCAR History

As the Mecum Indy auction draws to a close, one of the most exciting cars to look out for is LOT F102, the 2004 Corvette Daytona Pace Car. This remarkable vehicle, one of only three built for the 2004 Daytona 500 and one of just two remaining, is a true collector’s gem. Powered by a 350 horsepower 5.7-liter LS1 V8 engine and adorned with its original Millennium Yellow paint and Daytona 500 graphics, this car is steeped in NASCAR history. With only 479 miles on the odometer and a dashboard signed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., this Corvette is a tribute to both Chevrolet’s racing heritage and the Earnhardt family’s legacy. Don’t miss the chance to own a piece of automotive history at the Mecum Indy auction on May 17, 2024.

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Iconic C4 1990 Corvette ZR1 Coupe Up for Auction at Mecum Indy

Explore the remarkable 1990 Corvette ZR1 Coupe, Lot S176, set to cross the auction block at the Mecum Indy Auction on May 18. This pristine C4 Corvette, known as the “King of the Hill,” boasts only 56 miles on the odometer and features the legendary 5.7L LT5 V-8 engine. With its striking Bright Red exterior and exclusive design, this ZR1 is a must-see for collectors and Corvette enthusiasts alike. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Corvette history.

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Exceptional 1972 Corvette ZR1 Coupe at Mecum Indy Auction

Discover the exceptional 1972 Corvette ZR1 Coupe, Lot S260, at the Mecum Indy auction. This rare gem, part of the Jim Anderson Corvette Collection, is one of only 20 produced and boasts Bloomington Gold Certification and the NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence. Auctioned on May 18th, this ZR1 is a collector’s dream.

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Mecum Indy 2024 Auction: Highlighting a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Discover the exceptional 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S210) at the Mecum Indy 2024 auction. This rare Tuxedo Black beauty boasts an original L71 427/435 HP engine, multiple prestigious awards, and a meticulous frame-off restoration. With its unique features and documented provenance, this Corvette is a prime example of automotive excellence.

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