[PIC] Throwback Thursday: 1968 Corvette Show Display


[PIC] Throwback Thursday: 1968 Corvette Show Display

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Here’s a great line up of Corvettes on display at a car show in 1968.

The Corvette had turned 15 years old when Chevrolet introduced the 1968 model, the first of the C3s. During that time span, a number of remarkable Corvette concepts were built. We note that each model on display also influenced the Corvette next to it.

On display here is the 1959 Corvette Stingray. The car was originally silver but had been painted red for its appearance the year before for the Elvis Presley movie, Clambake. That car was the early design concept for the C2 and it also influenced the design of the first Mako Shark Concept.

Mako Shark 1 was built in 1961 and influenced the C2’s design while Mako Shark II was constructed in 1965 and heavily influenced the early C3 Corvettes. And now you know why the early C3 designs were referred to as sharks.

Finally, two production cars complete the line-up. The polo white 1953 Corvette represents the 1st year of Corvette while a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray represents the beginning of the C2 generation. The only car missing from the photograph of course is the brand new 1968 Corvette.

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