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A Brief History of the Iconic Chevy Corvette

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The Chevy Corvette first debuted on the American market in 1953. For 60 years, this iconic sports car has thrilled drivers with its unbeatable performance and style. To understand how the Chevy Corvette swept the nation and became one of the top selling sports cars of all time, let’s take a look at a brief history of the Chevy Corvette:

Early Production

In the early 1950s, the engineers at GM began designing an open-top, lightweight sports car. The name “Corvette” was chosen because it referred to a lightweight warship. In 1953, the Chevy Corvette was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. This sleek, sexy convertible was an instant success with American buyers. The Corvette became known for its excellent maneuverability, powerful engine, and stylish features.

The Sting Ray

By 1963, fantastic sales of the Corvette prompted Chevy to design a bold, new model. This all-new Corvette was renamed the Sting Ray. The Sting Ray featured a powerful, big-block engine, hidden headlamps, and an optional racing package. Drivers loved the track-ready performance and stunning good looks of the Sting Ray. The long, low design of this sports car became a signature look for Chevy’s sport models.

The 2013 Chevy Corvette

The legacy of the Chevy Corvette lives on in the Chevy Corvette of today. For 2013, the Corvette is available in eight high-performance models. The Corvette Coupe features a V8 engine that produces 430 horsepower and 424 lb-ft of torque. This track-ready model zooms from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. Designed with exacting performance standards and styling cues that are distinctly modern, with a retro edge, the 2013 Corvette is a sports car that will thrill the driving enthusiast.

To get behind the wheel of the 2013 Chevy Corvette, come to Jerry’s Chevrolet. We will be happy to share the high-performance legacy of the Corvette with you. For more information about our inventory of Chevy vehicles, call our Baltimore dealership at (443) 588-2670. 


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