1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car: This Beauty Is A Legend

1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car: This Beauty Is A Legend

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1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car and Race Car As concept cars go, the 1959 Chevrolet Stingray boasts a remarkable story. What began as an auto styling exercise transformed into one of the most iconic concept cars ever designed. With its Corvette performance and futuristic body, the vehicle has become one of the most easily recognizable concept cars. Here, we’ll explore the history of the 1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car, its inspiration for Corvette models, and its iconic concept car status. Italian Auto Show Inspires a New Design In the fall of 1957, GM’s Vice President of Styling, Bill Mitchell, attended a car show in Turin, Italy. During his stay, he fell under the spell of various Italian sports cars and their streamlined designs. The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante and Abarth…
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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 in our overview of the first generation Vettes. 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…
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C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

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

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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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