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.

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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.

2023 Corvette Final Production Statistics Released

Explore the intriguing story behind the 2023 Corvette final production statistics. Delve into the numbers that defined a legendary year for this iconic automobile. Discover the impressive figures that shaped the legacy of the Corvette in an unforgettable model year.

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The One and Only 1963 Harley Earl Corvette Convertible

Discover the history and unique features of the 1963 Harley Earl Corvette Convertible, an iconic vehicle designed by one of the most influential automotive stylists in history. Learn how this one-of-a-kind car changed hands and was eventually recognized as a GM factory special.

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Gems of Corvette History: Exploring Twelve Rare 1967 L88 Corvettes

Step into the illustrious world of automotive history as we unveil the rare and legendary 1967 L88 Corvettes. From triumphant victories to storied mishaps, these twelve iconic vehicles encapsulate a chapter of racing heritage and individuality that continues to captivate enthusiasts worldwide.

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What is the R8C Museum Delivery for your New C8?

Discover the unparalleled experience of the R8C Museum Delivery Program, a unique journey that begins at the heart of Corvette heritage in Bowling Green, KY. Explore the exclusive handover of your new Corvette at the National Corvette Museum, immersing yourself in a day filled with personalized tours, a detailed vehicle orientation, and memorable moments that celebrate the legacy of this iconic automobile. Dive into the video for an inside peek at this extraordinary experience, unveiling what makes the R8C Museum Delivery an unmatched celebration of Corvette ownership.

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Exploring the Original C2 Corvette Paint Colors of 1963-1967 Vettes

Explore Vette Vues Magazine’s detailed guide: Correct C2 Corvette Paint Colors by Model Year. Restore your C2 Corvette’s authenticity with precision, discovering the vibrant spectrum of hues unique to each production year from 1963 to 1967.

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1965 Pilot Line Corvette: From Testing to Mecum’s Auction Block

1965 Pilot Line Corvette Valued at $900,000 to 1.2 Million! What makes this special 1965 Pilot Line Corvette so unique? It has the perfect blend of performance, history, and pedigree. This 1965 Corvette Sting Ray “Pilot Line” Convertible, Serial No. 003, is the first non-competition Corvette ever to receive a Mark IV big-block engine and

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