Chevrolet Corvette (1953-1962)
The first generation Corvette is the most significant American car ever created. It’s a Chevrolet first sport car. The man who is responsible for first sporty look of Corvette is designer Harley Earl. He was in love with a sports cars. General Motors hired him at 1927.
Corvette have an original design and impressive performance, not to mention its potent fuel-injected engines, proved once and for all that America could compete in the sports car arena.
At the first year (1953) Chevrolet produced 300 cars, and in the last one (1962) they produce 14,531 cars. In total during whole period Chevrolet production was 69,015 Corvettes.
Also, during the years Corvette offer different types of engines. In the fist year of the production Corvette have a 3,9 L Blue Flame I6 engine with 150 hp. The most powerful engine Corvette offer at the last year of production, it was 5,4L Small-block FI V8 engine with amazing 360 hp.
How much is a 1953 Corvette worth today?
Answer on this question depend on the condition of the Corvette. If is in the great condition the market price is around $660,000.00.
It is estimated that about 225 1953 Corvettes still exist.