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Chevrolet Pays Tribute to C1 Corvette

Chevrolet looks back at each generation of Corvette, starting with this video on the first-generation roadster.

As Chevrolet proceeds with developing the seventh-generation Corvette, the company is taking the opportunity to look back through its history and celebrate six decades of the iconic American sportscar with a video tribute to each generation. In this first installment, Corvette product manager Harlan Charles discusses the essential elements of the C1 Corvette, from the 1953 show car unveiled at the GM Motorama at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, to winning its class at its first showing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Corvette's father Zora Arkus-Duntov, the original Blue Flame engine and the first of Chevy's small block V8s are also covered in the video that takes us right back to the roots of the legendary sports car.

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