Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe Chevrolet Corvette C2 sports car, known as the Stingray, was manufactured from 1963 to 1967. The 1963 Corvette was offered as a 2-door coupe or convertible with a split rear window and faux hood vents. The C2 was fashioned after an unmanufactured design called the Q Corvette, the Jaguar E-Type, […]
Although General Motors supported the ban on racing proposed by the American Automobile Association (the result of a 1955 crash in France that killed 77 people), Zora Duntov and his Chevrolet Corvette designers thought Vette owners would still compete. Therefore, in 1963 his team developed a special performance package aimed at “certain” Chevy V8 racers.
The L-88 C2 Chevrolet Corvette is the racing edition of the 427 cubic-inch big block Mark IV V-8 engine. In 1965, Roger Penske received a telephone call from Corvette designer Zora Duntov. Duntov offered Penske a chance to acquire one of the C2 Vettes with this engine installed. Penske did not hesitate and became the […]
The Grand Sport version of the C2 Chevrolet Corvette appeared in 1963. It was a modified version of the stock “Sting Ray” that Chevy debuted that year, which featured a fastback look with split rear window, independent rear suspension, and non-operating hood vents. The Grand Sport was created to compete in Nassau that year in […]