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This Is the Official Four-Seat Corvette Concept That GM Never Built

The C2 generation Chevrolet Corvette came out in 1962 and was offered as a Coupe and Convertible, both with seating for two. However, General Motors was just about ready to launch the third body style, with a fixed-roof over the passenger compartment and two extra seats.
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Sketched up and then made to full size by the Detroit automotive giant, it was supposed to steal some customers away from the era’s popular Ford Thunderbird, which was already in the third iteration by the time GM built it in 1962.

A split-window model, this concept had a dark blue body, multi-spoke shoes on its feet, lots of chrome accents, and a very stylish interior.

Now, despite eating into the headroom of the backseat occupants, the sloping roofline behind the B pillars did allow enough of it for two adult passengers, as it can be seen in one of the images released on Instagram by GeneralMotorsDesign a few days ago.

The social media post is accompanied by a short caption that doesn’t say why they chose to leave the project on their shelves instead of putting it into production. Nevertheless, it could have something to do with its big rival from the Blue Oval brand, which was positioned more like a luxury cruiser, whereas the Corvette was a sports car for Americans.

In response to the popular Ford Thunderbird, GM designed this four-seat Corvette fiberglass model in 1962, but the vehicle was never produced,” General Motors wrote on Instagram.

Don’t get your hopes up for a four-seater ‘Vette in the foreseeable future, because the C8 generation has moved to a rear mid-engine construction, a radical departure from its iconic predecessors. Thus, there isn’t any room left for two extra seats, but it would’ve been interesting to see a long wheelbase model like this one cruising the streets, wouldn’t it?




 
 
 
 
 

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