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    The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors that has been produced in six generations. The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called corvette. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette is currently built in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The National Corvette Museum documents the car's worldwide history and hosts the annual event.


    Chevrolet Corvette Second generation-C2 (1963–1967)


    The second generation smaller Corvette with i.r.s. was called a Sting Ray & later referred to as mid-years. Designed by Larry Shinoda with major inspiration from a previous concept design called the "Q Corvette" by Peter Brock and Chuck Pohlmann under the styling direction of Bill Mitchell. The design had several inspirations. Mitchell sponsored a car known as the "Mitchell Sting Ray" in 1959 because Chevrolet no longer participated in factory racing. This vehicle had the largest impact on the styling of this generation, although it had no top and did not give away what the coupe would look like. The third inspiration was a Mako Shark Mitchell had caught while deep-sea fishing.

    Production started for the 1963 model year and ended in 1967. Introducing a new name, "Sting Ray", the 1963 model was the first year for a Corvette coupe and it featured a distinctive tapering rear deck (a feature that reappeared on the 1971 "Boattail" Buick Riviera) with, for 1963 only, a split rea
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    Pic 1: "Duntov commissioned five featherweight Grand Sport Corvettes to take on Carroll Shelby's Cobras."

    Pic 2: "Zora Arkus-Duntov organized a record-setting session with a trio of Corvettes on the sands of Daytona Beach, along with drivers John Fitch and Betty Skelton. Duntov set the flying mile speed record at 150.583 mph."
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    Chevrolet Corvette C2 1966 and 1963
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