Chevrolet Corvette 60th Anniversary Exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum
This week We dive into the history of the Chevrolet Corvette at a special 60th anniversary exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Come join Car and Driver contributing editor Csaba Csere as he explores the rich history of this iconic sports car.
The Corvettes in this episode: 1953 Corvette EX-122 – 0:45 1956 Corvette SR-2 – 4:25 1960 CERV (Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle) 1 – 6:34 1962 Big Tank Corvette – 13:25 1964 World’s Fair Corvette – 15:54 1959 Corvette Italia by Scaglietti – 19:38 1963 Corvette Grand Sport – 21:50 1967 Corvette L88 Coupe – 24:33 1968 Corvette L88 – 25:31 1969 Corvette L88 Race Car – 28:06 1968 Corvette Sundowner Bonneville Race Car – 30:56 1984 C4 Corvette – 32:30 2004 Corvette Convertible Indianapolis 500 Edition – 35:05 2010 Corvette ZR1 – 39:01
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