The Chevrolet Corvette (C1) is the first generation of the sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors introduced late in the 1953 model year and produced through 1962.
Briggs Cunningham, a famous American racer and sportsman entered three Corvettes into the 24-Hours of LeMans. One of the vehicles finished eight place.
By 1960, the Chevrolet Corvette had clearly established itself as America’s true sports car. Its racing successes continued to grow as did its popularity. Not coincidentally, Corvette’s horsepower was continuing to grow as well. By 1960, the Corvette didn’t look much different, but the rated outputs of the fuel-injected versions grew to 275 and a full 315 horsepower. To tame the solid rear axle, a rear anti-sway bar was added.
Very few vehicles elicit the same kind of satisfaction as the Chevrolet Corvette. The ‘Vette is a symbol of childhood dreams and grown up triumph. The only true American Sports car, this car stands for excellence and became an icon as a high-performance and dynamic sports vehicle. For the first time in 1960, more than 10,000 Corvettes were built. The base price had risen to $3,872.