Classic Car Wow Factor Day 6: Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

December 11th, 2012

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The Corvette Stingray designed by Larry Shinoda revolutionized the Corvette, which had been previously critiqued for it’s inconsistent suspension and design concepts. That’s the reason auto enthusiasts have chosen the Corvette Stingray as next on its Classic Car Wow Factor list. Which year is your favorite Corvette? Is it a Sting Ray or a different year?

The Larry Shinoda-created “split window” was a one year only design and quite well received to this day. The car evolved from a racing car and served to push Corvette as a racing machine. According to Mike Yager’s Corvette Bible, firsts for that year included optional knock-off wheels, air conditioning and leather upholstery. It opened a body design that has withstood the test of time and celebrates its 50th year in style.