Chevrolet Corvette C1
Batman thought he had created the Batmobile, but Corvette was first. A Corvette without the average plastic we complain about as the breadbox and a Corvette born without a V8. It all started in 1953 in New York during the Motorama Show, when the first C1 was shown to the public. Little did they know, a legend was born… For the first two years, legend status remained out of reach, because with a 150 HP six-in-line and a two-speed automatic transmission, it was a slow ‘sports car’ for the time. Fortunately, the frame was quickly modified to make room for a 4.3-liter V8 a scant two years later. In 1957, ours was born; a 4.6 liter V8 with injection. She almost got twice as many kicking horses. That in combination with the manual transmission; Do. We. Need. To. Say. More.