The North American based automotive giant, General Motors, has recently announced that the popular Chevrolet Corvette is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
The Chevrolet Corvette is being celebrated over-seas these days and the popular sports car is turning 60. The car manufacturer has chosen a unique way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette, and that is a video which is giving us a look back at the vehicle’s history.
“No matter what your station in life, when you’re behind the wheel of a Corvette, you’re an Olympic athlete – able to go faster, stop quicker, and turn better than everyone else. Very few cars can match that experience. And no other car has delivered that experience as well, or to more people, than the Corvette”, as Tadge Juechter, the vehicle chief engineer for Corvette said in the official press release.
The Chevrolet Corvette has been originally unveiled as the XP-122 concept during the GM Motorama back in 1953 and the model has been well received so the green light for production has been given by the company. Chevrolet planned to make around 150 units of the Corvette but the demand pushed the automaker to make 300 models in 1953. In order to satisfy the high demand, General Motors has moved the Corvette production in St. Lous, Missouri, which was better equipped so 3,640 units were made for the 1954 model year. Over the 60 years, Chevrolet has managed to sell more than 1.5 million units of the Corvette.