Monday, July 1, 2013

Chevy Corvette Celebrates 60 Years

Chevy Corvette Celebrates 60 Years
BAY CITY, Mich. - The Chevy Corvette has just celebrated 60 years of being in production, as June 30 marked their 60th anniversary.  Called "the world's longest-running, continuously produced passenger car", the Chevy Corvette has a long history of style and speed. As the Chevy Corvette celebrates 60 years, it's worthwhile to look back at the first vehicle ever put into production.

In 1953, the first Chevy Corvette rolled off the production line in Flint, MI. It was a great vehicle, but nothing compared to the Corvette today. The first corvette's output was 150 horsepower and was only able to go from 0-60 in 11.5 seconds. It was made out of fiberglass as opposed to steel, and was a beauty to look at. However, the next Corvettes to roll off the line were a big improvement. The 1955 model improved it's 0-60 time, getting the vehicle up to speed in 8.5 seconds.

The Corvette quickly evolved after the first few years, as it changed its 'face' in 1956, introduced the Stingray in 1963, and finally completely redesigned the vehicle in 1984. The 1984 model had a "Crossfire" V8 engine, an electronic dashboard, 205 horsepower and could go 0-60 in 7 seconds.

Currently we are in the sixth generation of Chevy Corvettes, with the seventh generation due out later this year. The 7th generation Corvette will bring back the Stingray name, and is the most powerful standard model to date. It will feature a LT1 6.2-liter V8 engine that will output 455 hp and 460 lb.-ft of torque, and is expected to go from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds! That's quite a difference from the 11.5 seconds of the original model!

If you'd like to get your hands on a Chevy Corvette, check out our 2013 Chevy Corvette Brochure! With so many great features, we're positive you'll fall in love with this vehicle. If you'd like to come and take it for a little spin, stop by our Frankenmuth Area Chevrolet Dealership where we can help you with anything from Auto Loans to getting you into a New Chevrolet CarHank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706. For more information on Graff Bay City, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites:

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