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Jan 20, 2019

Episode 55: The Corvette was presented in January 1953 at GM's Motorama auto show in NYC. The initial production was June 1955 and the Corvette was only offered to GM's VIP list. However, the sales were disappointing and GM abandoned that policy for the following years. Sales for 1954 were also weak with only around 3600 of the planned 10000 Corvettes being produced.

Sales took off thanks to their head engineer at Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov, who applied to work at GM after seeing the Corvette at the Motorama. It was his goal to turn the Corvette into a high-performance sports car.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/corvette-unveiled-at-gm-motorama

The name "Corvette" was borrowed from a fast type of naval warship, and if you do a Google search don't be surprised to see the Corvette naval ship showing up in the search results!

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