What year was the first Chevrolet Corvette?

Ever since I was a kid riding in my dad’s 1985 Chevy Corvette, I’ve been a fan. Right now I’m in college and I was given a writing assignment where I choose the topic. Obviously, the Corvette is at the top of my list, but I need to gather more information. What year did the first Chevrolet Corvette come out?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on May 11, 2022
The Chevrolet Corvette is perhaps the most iconic car ever produced in America—one that’s been consistently produced for decades. The very first Chevy Corvette debuted in 1953 in anticipation of the General Motors Motorama, which showcased new projects, design, and style from GM.
Only 300 Corvettes came out in 1953, making them an instant collector’s car. According to Hagerty’s auction house, the most expensive ‘53 Corvette ever sold went for $1.65 million at auction, although the average sales price is around $250,000.
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