Chevrolet Corvette

Essay by JohnDoe1High School, 11th gradeA, November 2014

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Simmons 1

Brian Simmons

Mr. Cummings

HUSH - Period 2

November 14, 2014

Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most successful sports cars of all time with over 1.5 million cars made and sold. The Corvette has been in the automotive industry for over 50 years. It is one of the most iconic cars of all time and I believe it will remain that way for many years to come in the automotive industry.

On June 30, 1953, the very first Corvette was rolled out in Flint, Michigan. The Chevrolet Corvette was a part of General Motors. The Corvette was actually invented in 1951 by a designer, Harley Earl. He was inspired by the European sports cars of the time and wanted to create an American sports car that could compete with the European cars. At this time, World War II was ending and some soldiers coming back from the war were intrigued with the European style of things, including transportation.

This gave motivation to getting the Corvette started. The producers of the car tried to lure in the soldiers of World War II with the name "Corvette" because a corvette was a line of small, fast navy ships that were used in World War II. Currently, the Chevrolet Corvette is manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

There are seven different generations of Corvettes and the first generation is called the C1. The C1 Corvette generation lasted from 1953-1962. Only 300 Corvettes were made in they year 1953. Each Corvette that was produced had a red interior and a white exterior. The body was made with fiberglass bodywork, which made the cars very lightweight. Unfortunately, these cars produced were very weak with a 150 horsepower 6-cylinder engine and automatic transmission. The result was a cruising car, not a...