12 concept cars that became real
Design studies are usually watered down for production. But some snuck through the net
Posted: 29 Apr 2014
Chevrolet Corvette C1
Thing is, sporty stuff was new territory for the The General, and eager to capitalise on an enthusiastic public reaction, which wasn't shy of fist-biting spasm, it rushed the project through. Which culminated in a pretty rubbish car.
Only 300 were built, and came fitted with a 3.9-litre straight six, two-speed auto, and fibreglass panels (used because quotas, left over from the war, limited steel's availability).
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