The Corvette History from C1 to C8  

When it comes to classic American cars, the Corvette is one of the most iconic. The history of the Corvette is a long and storied one, dating back to 1953. Since its inception, the Corvette has undergone many changes and iterations. However, no matter what form it takes, the Corvette remains an American icon. Here is a brief history of this legendary car, from its humble beginnings to its current high-performance luxury vehicle.

The History of Corvette

The Corvette was first introduced as a concept car in January of 1953 at the General Motors Motorama show. It was met with overwhelming acclaim and soon went into production. In June of that year, the first Corvettes were produced in Flint, Michigan.

The original Corvette was a two-seater sports car with a fiberglass body. It was powered by a small-block V8 engine and had a manual transmission. The vehicle was very well-received and quickly became a popular choice for American automotive enthusiasts.

In 1955, the Corvette received its first significant redesign. The new model featured a redesigned body and a better engine.

Chevy introduced the third generation of Corvette in 1968. This generation saw several changes, including a new body style and a switch to rear-wheel drive. They also upgraded the engine.

They introduced the fourth generation of Corvette in 1982. The engine was also upgraded and now featured a more powerful V8 engine.

Chevrolet introduced the fifth generation of Corvette in 1997. It was also the first Corvette to be offered with a convertible top.

They introduced the sixth generation of Corvette in 2004. It was the first Corvette to be offered with a dual-clutch transmission.

Chevy introduced the seventh generation of Corvette in 2014. It was the first Corvette to be offered with a supercharged engine.

The eighth generation of Corvette is set to be released in 2020. This generation will see several changes, including a new body style, engine, and transmission. It is also the first Corvette to be offered with a mid-engine layout.


The Corvette has come a long way since its inception in 1953. It has gone through many changes and iterations, becoming one of the most iconic American sports cars along the way. The Corvette is truly a symbol of American automotive engineering and performance.

If you'd like to learn more about the history of the Corvette or take one for a spin, visit our dealership.