Found: First Chevrolet Corvette

The first Corvette (Corey Peterson)

For decades it has been believed that the first production 1953 Chevrolet Corvette rolled out of the factory and into the hands of waiting GM engineers. The team poked and prodded the vehicle, looking for ways to improve it. Presumably, after cutting it up and determining what improvements will be implemented on new Corvettes, the car would be sent to the crusher. It turns out this didn’t happen. Corvette researcher Corey Peterson tracked down the very first Corvette to leave the Flint assembly line. Read the incredible story of how he found this historic Corvette on Hemmings here.

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