June 30, 1953 the first production
of Corvette in Flint Michigan.
designed the first Corvette.
Tony Kleiber has the honor of
driving the first Corvette off the assembly line.
The Corvette is the first
dream-car to become a production model, and first series-production car with a
It was designed to compete with
European sports car such as Jaguar and MG.
The bow tie logo
was inspired in a Paris hotel in 1908 when William Durant, the founder of GM
visited the place and saw the wallpaper pattern.
The Corvettes were Polo White with
January of 1953, A Corvette mule
is assembled ready for mechanical testing.
January 9, 1953, the name
“CORVETTE” was first used by GM in stylized script with all letters
300 1953 model Corvettes have been
built by the end of the year.
From Flint Michigan the production
shifts to St. Louis, Missouri.