Chevrolet has a long history of making cars with timeless style and long-lasting powertrains. One of the most legendary time periods in Chevrolet’s history was from the early 1950s through the early 1960s, when new Chevrolets like the Corvette, Bel Air, and Impala made their debut. To learn more about the iconic Chevrolets that came out between 1953 and 1963, read on.
The Chevrolet Corvette was first revealed in 1953, one year after the Corvette design team was formed and began working on the legendary sports car. Made with a fiberglass body, the ’53 Corvette was a head-turner until 1956, when it was fitted with a lightweight V8 engine. That was the year when the Corvette became a racing machine that had a reputation for best-in-class performance. Ten years later the Corvette, which had already gathered an international following, evolved into the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray. The Corvette Sting Ray’s split-window design, robust powertrain, and class-leading value continued to propel the Corvette’s worldwide fame.
Chevrolet Bel Air
In 1955, the release of the Chevy Bel Air made history by re-energizing the Chevrolet lineup. The Bel Air featured a sporty, eye-catching form that was long, low to the ground, and painted with a two-tone color scheme. The Chevy Bel Air also came with an optional V8 engine that gave Americans the performance they were looking for in a sports car that was introduced just as rock n’ roll music started evolving in the mid-1950s.
In addition to the Corvette, the Impala is another classic Chevrolet model that is still produced today. In 1963, the Chevy Impala could be equipped with a 425-horsepower engine. The Chevrolet Impala’s considerable length considering its two-door design was part of what made it a popular vehicle for automotive enthusiasts.
While you won’t be able to test drive any of these iconic Chevy models, Jerry’s Chevrolet does offer a great selection of brand-new Corvettes and Impalas. Before you test drive a new car at our Chevrolet dealership in Baltimore, visit our website to browse our inventory. If you have any questions, please call us at (443) 588-2670.