On June 30, Chevrolet celebrated 60 years of Corvette production after the very first of its iconic sports car model rolled off the Flint, Michigan, assembly line in 1953. The future classic was initially shown as a concept vehicle at the General Motors Autorama in New York City on January 17, 1953, but it was such a hit with the crowds in attendance that the automaker decided to go ahead with a limited run of 300 vehicles. Each of the 1953 models shared the same color scheme – Polo White
Exactly 60 years to the day that the automotive world first laid its eyes on Chevrolet Corvette, the newly introduced seventh-generation model is appearing in New York City to mark the historic date. Unveiled at the General Motors Motorama car show on January 17, 1953, the Corvette has since become an icon of the sports car world both in the US and around the globe.