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  • Harley Earl and his " special projects" crew work on a GM sports car, it was code named, as "Opel"

  • Bob McLean was the designer of the car.

  • The bow tie logo was inspired in a wallpaper pattern in a Paris hotel in 1908 according to William Durant, the founder of GM

  • Myron Scott, Chevrolet's Chief photographer, was the person responsible for the name "Corvette"

  • The name "Corvette", was drawn from the small, fast warships of the "Corvette class" of ships.

  • Jaguar XK120, is the stimulation of the first Corvette design.

  • Flint, St. Louis, and Bowling Green, the cities where Corvettes have been assembled.

  • "Turbojet" with a horsepower rating of greater than 390hp, was first used on Corvette engine air cleaners.

  • Corvette was not the first to be made with a fiberglass body, but it was the first to be built by a company the size of Chevrolet.

  • The Corvette was the first and last car with a "Wrap-Around" windshield.

  • The emblem was designed by Robert Bartholomew, an interior designer at Chevrolet in 1953.

  • The original emblem, features a crossed American and checkered flags but it was change with a  front emblems and horn button contained a black and white checkered flag and a red Chevrolet bow-tie and fleur-de-lis because it is against the law to use an American flag on a product trade mark.

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Corvette 1953, 1954, 1955 Trivia Topic: Corvette Trivia
On June 30, 1953, Corvette production began and the Corvette #1 Serial number E53F001001 rolled off the assembly line. The first five Corvettes to come off the assembly line lacks an outside rear view mirror. The 1953 Corvettes only options were a heater and an AM radio. Susan Coleman, 16 years ...
Corvette 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 Trivia Topic: Corvette Trivia
Corvette is the first mass produced American car that break the 1 horsepower per cubic inch barrier with the 283CI / 283HP engine. The limited slip differential (posi-traction) was offered as an option for the first time.
Corvette 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 Trivia Topic: Corvette Trivia
The 1961 Corvette was the first to remove the "round" nose emblem and replace it with the "CORVETTE" which was spelled out as individual letters. The first to produced over 300 HP from the fuel injected 283 CI V8. The engine (RPO 354) produced 315 horsepower.
Corvette 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 Trivia Topic: Corvette Trivia
The GM "Mark of Excellence" plate was affixed to the inside driver's door jamb of the 1967 model for the first time and the only year to have that plate. The vinyl covered hardtops were made available. The vinyl was presented in black, white or saddle tan.
Corvette 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 Trivia Topic: Corvette Trivia
The delay in the start of production cause sales to decrease only 17,316 units were sold, the lowest since 1962. The first year of the ZR1 performance option that made use of the LT1 370 HP small block engine.
Corvette 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 Trivia Topic: Corvette Trivia
California residents could not acquire a Corvette with the L82 engine option because of tougher emission standards. The Silver Anniversary Paint Package and the Pace Car package were produced in celebration of Corvettes 25th Anniversary.
Corvette 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 Trivia Topic: Corvette Trivia
All Corvette became computer equipped Optional Corvettes were not offered in 1981. 1981 Corvettes were provided with two cooling fans that could increase engine power. The production of 1981 Corvettes were in Bowling Green and St. Louis. 1981 St. Louis Corvettes were painted with Lacquer, while cars...
Corvette 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 Trivia Topic: Corvette Trivia
All 1986 Convertibles were Indy Pace cars and were distributed with the pace car decal package. The first official record that of 20 Corvettes that has been sent to Lotus in England for conversion into LT5 powered prototypes for the ZR1 project. The Malcolm Konner Special Edition with a 4 speed ma...
Corvette 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Trivia Topic: Corvette Trivia
Callaway twin turbo option lasted in 1991 because of the coming of the ZR-1 which is cheaper. The 10th Anniversary of Corvette production at the Bowling Green, kentucky plant. The last year for the dual remote door mounted rear hatch releases for coupe only.
Corvette 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Trivia Topic: Corvette Trivia
There were 5,773 Z06 Models produced. Z06 came with a new power plant known as the LS6. Horsepower is up to 350, and torque has increase also. Active Handling and Chrome Exhaust tips are standard. The colors that has been added for 2001 are Quicksilver metallic and Speedway White.
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