Monday, June 28, 2010


I was never a big fan of the newer Corvette's, but have been very fond of the very first model from 1953.  It's just a great looking vehicle all around.  On June 28, 1953, the first Corvette - a two-seater sports car - was assembled.  The first production one of its kind rolled off the assembly line on June 30, 1953.  Only 300 were made that year and was offered for a mere $3,498.00 (or $28,583.77 today).

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  1. Not fan about convertible, but a 50's Corvette even a 1956 is great. I prefer don't know the price of the 1953 !!!! ;)
    The one of 1953 has a little something "italian" in her design !?!?

  2. Ha! I agree - it does have an Italian flavor to it. Ironically, the 1953 Corvette was built to compete with Italian-designed sports cars.

    “In 1951, Nash Motors began selling an expensive two-seat sports car, the Nash-Healey, that was made in partnership with the Italian designer Pinin Farina and British auto engineer Donald Healey.”

    General Motors Designer Harley Earl convinced them to build a two-seat sports car to compete with Nash Motors.