C1 Corvette Overview: The Making of America’s Sports Car

C1 Corvette Overview: The Making of America’s Sports Car

How The C1 Corvette Was Made: See The Car's Evolution We are looking at the C1 Corvette's history. Although the C1 Chevrolet Corvette ran from 1953 through 1962, its legacy lives on in cars from more recent generations. Let's explore the significance of the Chevrolet Corvette C1's impact on America's car culture by going back and understanding the details of its history. Chevrolet created the C1 Corvette and called it the solid-axle Corvette due to the independent rear suspension that was absent until the 1963 Stingray model. Throughout its lifetime, the car had many changes, but the most important one for the C1 was when in 1955 the fuel-injected V8 engine was put in place of the straight-6 engine. The C1 Corvette has been a classic part of American culture…
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C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

1953 Corvette Information, 1954 Corvette Information, 1955 Corvette Information, 1956 Corvette Information, 1957 Corvette Information, 1958 Corvette Information, 1959 Corvette Information, 1960 Corvette Information, 1961 Corvette Information, 1962 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette History
C1 Corvette History of Body Kits and Dress-up This is the first re-post of six-part series that looks back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. This re-post presents additional photos to those who were selected for print in VETTE VUES. At the end of the article are links to the rest of the series or Corvette Body Kits by generations. In this series, VETTE VUES presents a photographic summary of the major trends in customization, as it has evolved through the various year groups. The treatment for each year group follows a set format. Examples of kits (or parts) that were offered in that actual time period will be presented first, followed by various retro-themed…
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1958 Corvette Star Car Goes to Auction

1958 Corvette Star Car Goes to Auction

1958 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
The 1958 Corvette received new comprehensive designs.The exterior acquired quad headlamps. The grill had nine teeth (the previous year had thirteen). The rear trunk decklid received twin chrome fender spears. The hood featured simulated louvers, resembling the old washboard. Photo Credits: William Wolf IV This beautiful 1958 Corvette Star Car lot number is T142.1 and crosses the block Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida. The 1958 Corvette received new comprehensive designs. The instrument panel was new as was the steering wheel. The exterior acquired quad headlamps. The grill had nine teeth (the previous year had thirteen). The rear trunk decklid received twin chrome fender spears. The hood featured simulated louvers, resembling the old washboard. The 1958 Corvette received new comprehensive designs. The instrument panel was…
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1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs at 2016 SEMA

1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs at 2016 SEMA

1958 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives
1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs in the Griffin Radiator Booth at the 2016 SEMA Event GRIFFIN RADIATOR featured a custom 1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs from Purcell (OK) Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood GRIFFIN RADIATOR’s 2016 SEMA booth featured a custom 1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs from Purcell (OK). The folks at Heartland turn out a large number of cars for customers and, like this one, they consistently draw good crowds. This 1958 C1 Corvette was built on a SPECVETTE chassis with fully independent and narrowed suspension, rack and pinion steering, and electronic ride control. The engine is a GEN III small block with a retro engine package. This is complemented by a TREMEC TKO-600 five-speed and a Hurst short-throw shifter. The car is painted in PPG Deltron base/clear Silver-Blue with…
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1958 Corvettes Photo Gallery at the 35th Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

1958 Corvettes Photo Gallery at the 35th Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

1958 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette Photo Galleries
1958 Corvettes at the 35th Bloomington Gold Corvette Show The 1958 Corvette was the Gold Year at the 2008 Bloomington Gold Show which was held at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, just outside of Chicago in St. Charles, Illinois on June 26 – 29, 2008. The 1958 Corvette was the Gold Year at the 2008 Bloomington Gold Show which was held at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, just outside of Chicago in St. Charles, Illinois on June 26 – 29, 2008. The 1958 Corvette was the Gold Year at the 2008 Bloomington Gold Show which was held at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, just outside of Chicago in St. Charles, Illinois on June 26 – 29, 2008. The 1958 Corvette was the Gold Year at the 2008 Bloomington Gold Show…
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1958 Corvette Brochures

1958 Corvette Brochures

1958 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Brochures
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