The Evolution of the Historical, Visual and Mechanical Beauty of the Corvette

During WWII, American G.I.’s stationed in Europe had the opportunity to drive European sports cars. They were impressed with the nimble abilities of these lightweight corner carvers, and many even found ways to ship a few back to the United States. In the 1950’s, General Motors was the biggest corporation in the United States, and despite its enormous amount of success, GM did not have a sports car. In 1951, GM’s chief designer, Harley Earl, had a dream. He wanted to create an open-top roadster that was affordable for Americans and could handle itself around the track. With a
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