Chevrolet Corvette

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The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car manufactured in six generations by General Motors (GM) since 1953. At the time of its introduction it was America's only two-seater, and for decades was unchallenged as the premium domestic sports car of its day.

In 1960, three C-1 Corvettes were race modified and entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans by team owner Briggs Cunningham and which were numbered #1, #2, and #3 cars in the race. The numbered #3 car was driven by John Fitch and Bob Grossman and it had finished the race in eighth place overall, but it had won the big-bore GT class.

According to research, as of 2009, there were approximately 750,000 Corvettes of all model years registered in the United States. Corvette owners were fairly equally distributed throughout the country, with the highest density in Michigan (3.47 per 1000 residents) and the lowest density in Utah, Mississippi, and Hawaii (1.66, 1.63, and 1.53 registrations per 1000 residents). 47% of them hold college degrees (significantly above the nationwide average of 27%), and 82% are between ages of 40 and 69 (median age being 53).

 

Corvette C1        
Spark S1537; Chevrolet Corvette C1; 1960 Le Mans, R Cunningham, B Kimberley, RN1 Spark S1538; Chevrolet Corvette C1; 1960 24h Le Mans DNF; Thompson & Windridge; RN2 Spark S1539; Chevrolet Corvette C1; 1960 24h Le Mans 8th; Fitch & Grossman; RN3 Vitesse 111; 1960 Chevrolet Corvette; 1960 24h Le Mans 8th; Fitch & Grossman; RN3 Spark S1540; Chevrolet Corvette C1; 1960 24h Le Mans N/C; Gamble & Lilley; RN4
Spark S1537; Chevrolet Corvette C1; 1960 24h Le Mans DNF; Cunningham & Kimberley; RN1 Spark S1538; Chevrolet Corvette C1; 1960 24h Le Mans DNF; Thompson & Windridge; RN2 Spark S1539; Chevrolet Corvette C1; 1960 24h Le Mans 8th; Fitch & Grossman; RN3 Vitesse 111; 1960 Chevrolet Corvette; 1960 24h Le Mans 8th; Fitch & Grossman; RN3 Spark S1540; Chevrolet Corvette C1; 1960 24h Le Mans N/C; Gamble & Lilley; RN4
Corvette C2        
Universal Hobbies 2001; Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport; 1965 12h Sebring; Foyt, Cannon; RN2        
Universal Hobbies 2001; Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport; 1965 12h Sebring; Foyt, Cannon; RN2        
Corvette C3: 1968        
Quartzo QLM026; Chevrolet Corvette; 1968 24h Le Mans DNF; Maglioli & Greder; RN3 Vitesse 044A; Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark; 1968 24h Le Mans DNF; Magioli & Greder; RN3 Vitesse; Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark; 1968 24h Le Mans DNF; Giorgi & Garant; RN4    
Quartzo QLM026; Chevrolet Corvette; 1968 24h Le Mans DNF; Maglioli & Greder; RN3 Vitesse 044A; Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark; 1968 24h Le Mans DNF; Magioli & Greder; RN3 Vitesse; Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark; 1968 24h Le Mans DNF; Giorgi & Garant; RN4    
Corvette C3: 1970        
Vitesse L098; Chevrolet Corvette; 1970 24h Le Mans N/C; Greder & Rouget; RN2        
Vitesse L098; Chevrolet Corvette; 1970 24h Le Mans N/C; Greder & Rouget; RN2        
Corvette C3: 1971        
Vitesse L116; Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark; 1971 24h Le Mans DNF; Aubriet & Rouget; RN1 Vitesse L122; Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark; 1971 24h Le Mans DNF; Greder & Beaumont; RN2      
Vitesse L116; Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark; 1971 24h Le Mans DNF; Aubriet & Rouget; RN1 Vitesse L122; Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark; 1971 24h Le Mans DNF; Greder & Beaumont; RN2      
Corvette C3: 1972        
True Scale TSM104325; Chevrolet Corvette; 1972 24h Le Mans 15th; Johnson & Heinz; RN4 Vitesse L128; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans 15th; Johnson & Heinz; RN4 Vitesse L146A; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans DNF; Greenwood & Smothers; RN28 IXO; Chevrolet Corvette; 1972 24h Le Mans DNF; Greenwood & Smothers; RN28 (C3) Vitesse L134; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans DNF; Greder & Beaumont; RN29
True Scale TSM104325; Chevrolet Corvette; 1972 24h Le Mans 15th; Johnson & Heinz; RN4 Vitesse L128; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans 15th; Johnson & Heinz; RN4 Vitesse L146A; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans DNF; Greenwood & Smothers; RN28 IXO; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans DNF; Greenwood & Smothers; RN28 Vitesse L134; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans DNF; Greder & Beaumont; RN29
Vitesse L140; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans DNF; Aubriet & Depnic; RN71 Vitesse L146B; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans DNF; Cudini, Darniche, Greenwood; RN72      
Vitesse L140; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans DNF; Aubriet & Depnic; RN71 Vitesse L146B; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1972 24h Le Mans DNF; Cudini, Darniche, Greenwood; RN72      
Corvette C3: 1973   Corvette C3: 1974    
Vitesse L163; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; Greenwood & Johnson;  RN29   Vitesse L173; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1974 24h Le Mans 18th; Greder & Beaumont; RN51    
Vitesse L163; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; Greenwood & Johnson; RN29   Vitesse L173; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1974 24h Le Mans 18th; Greder & Beaumont; RN51    
Corvette C3: 1975   Corvette C3: 1976    
Vitesse L183; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1975 24h Le Mans DNF; Greder & Cudini; RN42   Bizarre BZ10; Chevrolet Corvette; 1976 24h Le Mans DNF; Greenwood & Darniche; RN76 IXO; Chevrolet Corvette; 1976 24h Le Mans DNF; Greenwood & Darniche; RN76  
Vitesse L183; Chevrolet Corvette C3; 1975 24h Le Mans DNF; Greder & Cudini; RN42   Bizarre BZ10; Chevrolet Corvette; 1976 24h Le Mans DNF; Greenwood & Darniche; RN76 IXO; Chevrolet Corvette; 1976 24h Le Mans DNF; Greenwood & Darniche; RN76  

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