Chevrolet Corvette turns 60 Years Old
The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that was first launched in the year 1953, as a convertible designed by Harley Earl and was introduced at the GM Motorama in the same year. Since then the car is in the market with its six generation history and have now completed 60 years. As Chevrolet is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Corvette, it allows the car enthusiasts to take a tour back into the history of the vehicle. The car was originally launched as a XP-122 concept but received a critical acclamation resulting in the soon production of the car.
The demand of the car was such that Chevrolet had to increase the initial production from 150 to 300 models of the car in the year 1953. As the vehicle was getting an overwhelming response, GM decided to move the production of Chevrolet Corvette from Flint, Michigan to the St. Louis, Missouri plant which was equipped with machineries meant to handle the construction of the advanced sports car.
This shift of manufacturing increased the production of the vehicle from 300 units to 3,640 units for the year 1954. As the car has crossed six generations along with sixty model years, Chevrolet has recorded the sales of the Corvettes more than 1.5 million.