- If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney
Have a Chevrolet Corvette
Time to make your early Corvette dream come true? Have you been hankering for a piece of rolling hi-power performance art? Early Corvettes (or C1s) are the quintessential old school Corvettes and are easily identified by exposed headlights, rounded curves, and Buck Rogers mid 20th century styling.
The first generation Corvette is the most significant American car ever created. Its stunningly original design and impressive performance, not to mention its potent fuel-injected engines, proved once and for all that America could compete in the sports car arena.
The first generation of Corvette was introduced late in the 1953 model year. Originally designed as a show car for the 1953 Motorama display at the New York Auto Show, it generated enough interest to induce GM to make a production version to sell to the public. First production was on June 30, 1953.
This generation was often referred to as the "solid-axle" models 300 hand-built polo white Corvette convertibles were produced for the 1953 model year.