Chevrolet Corvette C1

The Chevrolet Corvette is not, as many other classics, occurred during dinner from a sketch on a napkin. While General Motors chief designer Harley Earl in September 1951 / New York State attended a sports car race at Watkins Glen, he had the idea for the Chevrolet Corvette C1. Already in January 1953 is the first - generation Corvette C1 at the start - this sports car were a total of about 69,000 roadster produced until 1962. Tailfin inventor Harley Earl had given to the open-top roadster with the plastic body its stunning shape: like a predator shows this Corvette the chrome grille of their teeth. An especially sporty impression convey the hidden under a rock guard headlights of the Corvette, indicated tail fins give the special elegance. The first optical revision will take place in 1956. The tail fins disappear, daf √úR keep lateral indentations on the front wheels and the first two-tone paint in the model history collection. Instead of the previous six-cylinder one opts for a 1955 small-block V8, initially with 4.3 liters and 195 hp. 1957 mobilized the enlarged 4.6 liter engine has 283 hp. From 0 to 100 km / h, the Corvette sprints in 7.0 seconds. Faster sprints the Chevrolet Corvette C1 of the last vintage : The '62 version with the 5.3-liter V8 makes 360 hp SAE and is up to 241 km / h fast. Interest in a Corvette ? this website offers new and used models of all brands at an affordable price.

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