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[1953-1960 Corvette]
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1963-1967 Corvette]
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1968-1982 Corvette]
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1984-1996 Corvette]
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1997-2004 Corvette]
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Corvette Z06: A Quick History Of A Fast Car]
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Corvette Dream Cars And Concept Cars]
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Corvette Production Statistics (1953-1996)]
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People That Brought The Corvette To Life]

In 1952, GM styling head Harley Earl and a small team of designers set out to create an American sports car using innovative fiberglass body construction. Crowds thronged the resulting roadster the Chevrolet Corvette at the 1953 GM Motorama. A production version, powered by a warmed-up Chevy six, followed. A few years later, GM engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov gave Corvette its high-performance heart. Duntov massaged Ed Cole's elegantly simple and lightweight 1955 Chevy small-block V-8 into a racing engine competitive in most any arena. By 1956, a Corvette race car with the right factory authorized parts could give nearly any car in the world a good run. And that was just the beginning.

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