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  1. C-1 First Gen Years
    1953-1962
  2. C-2 Second Gen Years
    1963-1967
  3. C-3 Third Gen Years
    1968-1982
  4. C-4 Fourth Gen Years
    1984-1996
  5. C-5 Fifth Gen Years
    1997-2004
  6. C-6 Sixth Gen Years
    2005-2013
  7. C-7 Seventh Gen Years
    2014-?
  8. 1953
  9. 1953 Color Options
    Polo White, Red Interior, Black Top
  10. 1953 Engine
    Inline 6 235ci, 150 HP, 3 carburetors, dual exhaust
  11. 1954
  12. 1954 production moved to where?
    St Louis, Missouri
  13. 1953 production where?
    Flint, Michigan
  14. 1954 Engine
    Mid year camshaft change increased inline 6 235ci hp to 155
  15. 1854 Color Options
    White, Blue, Red, Black
  16. 1955
  17. 1955 Engine Options
    235 inline 6 155hp, 265 V8 195hp
  18. 1956
  19. When were hardtops first available?
    1956
  20. 1956
  21. 1954
  22. New designs in 1956
    roll-up windows and power assist optional. External door handles and locks exposed headlights and the famous side cove. This was also the first year for two-tone paint, seat belts, factory hard tops, and the 1956 Corvette was the first car to offer a "Transistorized" AM Radio, and "Dual Point" Distributors. Dual four-barrel carburetors were available as an option on the V-8.
  23. 1956 Engine
    265 225hp
  24. 1957
  25. 1957
  26. Year of fuel injected engine and 4 speed manual transmission
    1957
  27. 1957 Engine Options
    • 283ci with:
    • 245hp 2-4 barrel carbs
    • 270hp 2-4 barrel carbs
    • 250hp with DI
    • 283hp with DI
    • 283hp with DI and fresh air intake
  28. 1958
  29. 1958
  30. 1959
  31. 1959
  32. 1958 major changes
    • Dual headlights, new dash and upholstery
    • Seat belts factory installed for the first time
  33. 1959 Major changes
    • Hood louvers and trunk chrome eliminated
    • "T" shifter with reverse lockout introduced
  34. 1960
  35. 1960 major changes
    • Aluminum radiators have limited first use
    • Last year for heavy "teeth" in front grill
  36. 1961
  37. 1961 major changes
    • Headlight bezels are now painted body color
    • Four taillights featured into new rear design
  38. 1962
  39. 1962 changes
    • Engine displacement increased to 327ci - 300hp, 340hp, 360hp FI
    • Bright trim pieces on side cove removed
    • Could not be ordered with painted side cove
  40. 1963
  41. 1963 changes
    • Complete body and chassis redesign
    • Coupe body style available for first time
    • hide-away headlights
    • In 1963 only, a center split on the coupe roof flowed through the rear glass creating the famous "Split Window". This was also the first Corvette to use an independent rear suspension, doing away with the solid rear axle.
  42. 1964
  43. 1964 changes
    • The split window as eliminated in the coupe
    • Simulated vent panels removed from hood
  44. 1965
  45. 1965 Changes
    • 396 ci 425 hp engine with special hood
    • Four-wheel disc brakes become standard
    • last year for fuel injection in Corvettes until the throttle body injection in 1982
  46. 1965 Engine options
    • 327ci 300hp
    • 327ci 365hp
    • 396ci 425hp 
    • 327ci 350hp 
    • 327ci 375hp Engine - Fuel Injection
  47. 1966
  48. 1966 changes
    • addition of the Corvette script to the hood, and a new square mesh cast grill.
    • The roof vents were deleted.
    • Headrests were available for the first time
    • backup lights were incorporated into the rear taillights
    • Holley carburetors were now standard
    • This was the first year for the famous 427ci big block
    • 427ci 390hp
    • 427ci 450hp
    • 427ci 425hp 
    • 327ci 350hp Engine Big Block engine
  49. 1967
  50. 1967 changes
    Due to removal of trim, the 1967 Corvette was the least adorned of these model years. Functional side fender vents went from three to five slots, the parking break lever was moved to the transmission tunnel between the seats and the backup lights were relocated to an area above the rear license plate.
  51. 1971
  52. 1973
  53. 1974

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