On June 30, 1953, Chevrolet rolled out a new sports car called the “Corvette.” Those first Corvettes were made from a revolutionary new material called fiberglass. Each was painted white outside and came with a red interior. Produced in Flint, Michigan, the first ones cost $3,513.

In the above photo, taken on June 28, 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, began to assemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made that year.

Come out to all 10 days of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – there will be Vettes everywhere. If you have a Corvette and want to participate register here.


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