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"Corvette 70 Years: The One and Only" (Hardcover Book)

There’s something for every enthusiast in Corvette 70 Years, from the classic early-generation models, to the legendary race cars, to the latest stunning mid-engine C8. Climb in and fasten your seat belt.

Chevrolet’s Corvette is one of the most influential and iconic American automobiles in history, holding the mantle of America’s sports car across seven decades. In Corvette 70 Years: The One and Only, author Richard Prince offers a richly illustrated and detailed book that captures the full story of one of these legendary automobiles. Beautiful, contemporary photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events. Notably, the story is told through the lens of the three dozen most influential Corvettes representing all eight generations, including the:

• The 1953 car that started it all
• New performance heights in 1957 with fuel-injected V8
• Early design and engineering specials , including the 1957 SS, CERV I, Mako Shark II
• Landmark 1963 split-window coupe
• The first of the revolutionary styled C3s
• All-new 1984 C4 and powerful Callaway twin-turbos and ZR1s
• World-class 1997 C5
• Ultra-high-performance C5, C6, and C7 Z06 and ZR1
• Revolutionary mid-engine C8 Corvette introduced in 2020
• Corvette racecars

Created with the cooperation of General Motors, the book brings to light the engineering and design stories behind one of GM's most famous cars, as well as its key players. Comprising a unique perspective on a motoring legend, Corvette 70 Years truly is the one and only.

Contributor Bio(s)
Richard Prince has been immersed in the Corvette hobby since the 1970s. He owned and operated a full-service Corvette restoration shop from 1988 to 1995 and has been writing about and photographing Corvettes since 1991. He has authored two Corvette buyer’s guides for Motorbooks, and his work has appeared in more than 400 publications. Prince’s corporate photography clients include Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, and Peugeot.

Table of Contents
Dream Car, 1953
From Desperation to Hope
On the Path to Success, 1956–1962
Corvette Goes Racing
C1 Styling and Engineering Specials
Birth of an Icon: C2 Introduction, 1963
The C2 Matures, 1964–1967
Keeping the Flame Burning: Corvette Racing, 1963–1967
Styling and Engineering Specials of the 1960s
Revolutionary Styling: C3 Introduction, 1968
Performance Peak, 1969–1972
Challenging Times, 1973–1982
Styling and Engineering Specials of the 1970s
Privateers Keep Racing, 1968–1982
A New Lease on Life: C4 Introduction, 1984
Turning the Corner, 1985–1996
Chevrolet Goes Racing with the C4
Bold Moves: 1987–1991 Callaway and 1990–1995 ZR-1
World Class: C5 Introduction, 1997
The Triumph of Technology, 1998–2004
Chevrolet Goes Racing with the C5
Evolution, Not Revolution: C6 Introduction, 2005
Continuous Development, 2006–2013
The Growing Importance of Racing, 2005–2013
Forward Momentum: C7 Introduction, 2014
Optimization, 2014–2019
Racing the Seventh Generation, 2014–2019
Revolution: Introducing the Mid-Engine C8
Racing the Mid-Engine C8
Looking Ahead
Photo Credits

256 Pages
Dimensions:1.1" x 10.0" x 12.5"
SKU: CS3-XM498

Availability: In stock