Corvette Past Present and Future Consumer Guide w dust jacket

Corvette Past Present and Future Consumer Guide w dust jacket

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Corvette Past Present and Future Consumer Guide w dust jacket
Corvette Past Present and Future 96 Pages by the editors of Consumer Guide w dust jacket 1982
Head-turning looks and eye-popping acceleration ...a winning record on strip, street, and the race tracks of the world ... style, stamina, and sheer sex appeal...a "dream machine" with an appeal so broad that it's fascinated everyone from teenagers to septuagenarians for more than a generation. There's only one car that fits this description: Corvette!
-America's Only True Sports Car" has long been an automotive legend, and every Corvette-from the original 1953 model right on through to the latest versions bristling with high-technology engineering-has been part of it. Corvette: Past  Present  Future is a richly illustrated review of how that legend began, the cars that maintain that tradition today, and the tantalizing possibilities that lie ahead.
As the title suggests, the book is divided into three sections. In "Corvettes of the Past" you'll see how a Motorama showpiece went into production with remarkably little change. You'll follow the "plastic bathtub" through its near-demise, and see how determined General Motors executives like stylist Harley Earl. engineer Ed Cole. and a mechanical wizard named Zora Arkus-Duntov turned it into a true high-performance road car able to compete with Europe's best-on and off the track. Corvette design reached its zenith in the stunning 1963-67 Sting Ray, today the most coveted of all Corvettes. The section concludes with the fifth-generation 1968-79 cars, a design so timeless yet so adaptable that it could be successfully continued for 15 years.
Corvette's popularity was at an all-time high as the 1980s began. "Corvettes of the Present" begins with the 1980-82 models and the many subtle changes that forecast what the next Corvettes would be like. But that's just the beginning. Presenting the 1983 Corvette, with a full description and accurate, detailed renderings of perhaps the most eagerly awaited new car in history.
And what of the future? Does Corvette have a place in tomorrow's automotive world? The answer is an emphatic yes. "Corvettes of the Future" shows you why. Its an imaginative collection of Corvette concepts from one of the nation's leading stylists, with everything from turbochargers to turbine engines. None of these design ideas may make it to your showroom, but who can tell? Just look at what Chevrolet started back in 1953!
And looking is what this book is all about Corvette:Past  Present  Future is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of original factory photographs, including 32 pages in full color. Its a book designed to give hours of pleasure to anyone who's owned or dreamed of owning a Corvette. And doesn't that include just about everyone?

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