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This Day in History: June 30, 1953

This Day in History: July 7, 1937

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This Day in History: June 23, 1865
This Day in History: July 7, 1937
On June 30, 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Arriving late in the design year, only 300 of the first year of production were built. The car soon to be a popular model and quickly became one of the most iconic sports cars in the United States. Still in production, the Corvette is currently in its seventh generation and built in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Corvette also became associated with NASA's early space program as many of the Mercury and Apollo astronauts acquired their own personal Corvette as part of special program ran GM dealer and Indianapolis 500 winner Jim Rathmann offered special pricing on new cars for the astronauts. The Corvette has also been adapted for use in different racing circuits and has also served as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 thirteen times.

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Furlips
1 year, 5 months ago
In the mid '70s I have the fortune of owning a 58 Corvette.
327 small block, 4 speed manual, with the removable hard top.
Lots of fun there for a year or so.

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RabbitGTI
1 year, 5 months ago
That's so awesome, do you wish you had it back? Back in 1982, my dad had bought a brand new Trans Am-the new styling came out that year-and he was offered a 1978 silver anniversary Corvette, but at the time, he had to keep his new car for 6 months before selling it.
Furlips
1 year, 5 months ago
That's just how it is dear.
Over the years, I've owned all sorts of things "I wish I still had."

Bunners
RabbitGTI
1 year, 5 months ago
I've heard that before:) Thanks for the nice reply.
RabbitGTI
1 year, 5 months ago
I saw this on FA a few hours ago, thanks for the history, this is the first one you've posted where I know it all I just didn't know the specific day and month.
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