Chevrolet Celebrates 60 Years of Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette, one of the world’s most iconic sportscars, celebrated its 60th anniversary on June 30, the Detroit-headquartered company announced.
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The first Corvette went into production at Chevrolet’s Flint, Michigan plant on June 30, 1953 and since then about 1.56 million examples have been produced over six generations. According to Chevrolet, the Corvette is “the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car”.

Through the years, the Chevrolet Corvette has been built at three facilities. Production started at Flint, Michigan, but it was moved at St.Louis, Missouri a year later. Starting 1981, the Corvette assembly line was relocated at the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant.

“During the past six decades, the Corvette has been woven into the fabric of American culture, as the sports car of choice for movie stars, musicians and astronauts,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “The very best Corvettes represent the state-of-the-art for their eras in terms of design, technology and performance.”

The seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette will hit US dealerships later this year.
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