Classic Corvettes begin with the C1 version cars from the years 1953 to 1962. The classic 1957 Corvette
saw the first use of fuel injection as an available option. The years from 1963 to 1967 are the C2 versions.
The most notable Chevy Corvette from this series was the 1963 Stingray split-window coupe. The 1965 edition
was the first of the big-block V-8's with a 396 under the hood. The look of the car was even further enhanced
with the addition of those unforgettable side exhaust pipes on the 1965 Stingray. Then in 1966 Chevrolet
offered one of the most collectable Corvettes for sale when it introduced an even bigger 427 cubic inch big
The third generation C3 Corvette saw a radical change in the styling of the car. The years from 1968 to
1982 were the years of the Mako Shark. This was also the era that saw the chrome bumpers dropped from the
car in favor of moulded urethane body panels.
Here's some classic Corvette trivia, the C4 model was introduced for sale at the end of the 1982 model
year as the 1984 car so there is no such thing as a 1983 Corvette! The C4 production years ran up to 1986.
The most noted classic of the era is the ZR-1, a limited edition, high performance model that was one of
the fastest production cars of it's time. The legend continues right up to today with the C5 and C6
generations, cars that are destined to earn their place along with the classic corvettes of yesterday.
The Corvette has certainly gained it's place as one of the all time classic cars and has won many awards
over the years including being twice named as the Motor Trend magazine Car of the Year. And Automobile
Magazine even dubbed the Stingray the coolest car in history!