Here is the third video in the Corvette Generations series from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles takes us through the longest-running generation known as C3: 1968-1982.
The C3 Corvette saw many changes during its 15 year run. The performance engines of the late sixties and early seventies eventually fell out of favor during the 1970’s gas shortages and the small block 350 became the only choice. A new kind of coupe, one with removable T-Tops, became so popular that the Convertible Corvette model was dropped in 1975.
Chevrolet celebrated the Corvette’s 25th Anniversary in 1978 with an Anniversary Edition and later that year, the Indy 500 Pace Car Replica was built to celebrate Corvette being the official pace car of the Indianapolis 500.
In 1981, production shifted from St. Louis to the Bowling Green Assembly Plant and the era came to a close in 1982 with a special Collector’s Edition.
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