On June 30, 1953, the first of a new kind of Chevrolet rolled off an assembly line in Flint, Mich. Skeptics gave it little chance of lasting. However, nearly 65 years later the Chevrolet Corvette thrives as an American automotive and cultural icon.

“Through the years, Corvette certainly offered state-of-the-art features, designs, technologies and performance,” said Tadge Juechter, vehicle chief engineer for Corvette. “No matter what your station in life, when you’re behind the wheel of a Corvette, you’re an Olympic athlete — able to go faster, stop quicker, and turn better than everyone else.” (Source: Chevrolet)

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