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Corvette Compendium - Decade One
« on: August 14, 2008, 05:02:22 AM »
While digging through the archives, I stumbled across a stash of Corvette photos I'd assembled, for a post I put together on a now-defunct website. I didn't save the text that went with them, so I'll let the photos speak for themselves. If anyone would like to add commentary or Identify any of the one-offs or concepts, please do, We'd love to share your knowledge. I did, at least, have the presence of mind to store them in chronological order.

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1953 Motorama Corvette


1953 Motorama Corvette Engine


1953 - first production Corvette


1954


Corvette Corvair, Corvette Nomad, and garden variety models


1955


1956 - the prettiest of the first-gen Corvettes, to my eyes.


1956 GM Styling Corvette SR-2


1957


1957 Corvette SS


1958


1958 clay model hinted strongly at the direction Corvette was headed


1958 clay model


1958 XP700 concept


1958 XP700 concept


1959


1959 Stingray


1960


1961 CERV


!961


1961 Mako Shark:: the shape of things to come, in the not-to-distant future


1961 Mako Shark


1961 Mako Shark


Some styling bucks from 1961


1962 - Things were about to change in a big way!

Stay tuned for more!  :)
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Re: Corvette Compendium - Decade One
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 01:51:36 AM »
Having sailed sea one, it was nice knowing and loving you but I am now ready to see too.
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Re: Corvette Compendium - Decade One
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 01:55:40 PM »
Wow - it took me a while to decipher that.  ???



You will sea two soon.  ;D
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Re: Corvette Compendium - Decade One
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 02:16:54 PM »
Wow - it took me a while to decipher that.  ???

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Re: Corvette Compendium - Decade One
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 10:05:43 AM »
Otto Puzzell,
I may have ran into some info on the 1956 Corvette Styling SR-2 in the on-going research of Ben Harris and the Speedster.

Was there any other info that told what happened to this particular car and what other oddities that were perhaps blended into it ?

Any info on the SR-1 in 1956, if any or even built, and was either one of the two fuel injected,special colors or have a/c, knock off's and/or side pipes?
John

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Re: Corvette Compendium - Decade One
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 05:17:39 AM »
Another look at the XP-700
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Re: Corvette Compendium - Decade One
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 05:21:37 AM »
Duntov in an SS test mule
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