Chevy Corvette
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Make: Chevy
Model: Corvette
Chevy Corvette

There are very few cars that command the type of presence as the Chevrolet Corvette. This beauty of a hot rod is still a favorite today. People are known to collect the Corvette and even join social clubs that are based around nothing else except this car. It has been in production since 1953 and will hopefully continue to roll off the assembly line for years to come. Bowling Green, Kentucky should be very proud, for it is the exclusive location of manufacturing for this highly coveted automobile. To give an idea of how loved and followed this particular model is, just go visit The National Corvette Museum located appropriately in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Perhaps the Corvettes has been such a huge hit because it emphasizes simplicity over technical complexity. Don't be misled though, for more than 50 years, Corvettes have included very powerful engines. Amazingly too, it has been offered at relative affordability ' compared to the more prestigious models of similar performance. Not that collectors really seem to notice or care, but older generation Corvettes have been criticized for being crude and lacking in refinement when compared to their European counterparts. It seems though that the more recent models of the Corvette have been much improved in these areas. There has still been plenty of praise though to go around and not just from those collectors and drivers who still wash their Corvettes on a daily basis. Automobile Magazine has called the Vette the "coolest car in history", and Sports Car International placed it at prestigious number 5 on their list of the Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. More recently, the 1999 Corvette Convertible was named the Best Engineered Car of the 20th Century by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Anyone looking to purchase a Corvette though should not take these awards as reasons to go out and buy; one test-drive though and the buyer is sure to be sold.

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