The Chevrolet Corvette is perhaps one of the most well-known sports cars of all time. Released in the 1950s, the Corvette was the epiphany of a new generation. This generation was one that embraced freedom and fun cars, and Corvettes embodied just that.
Although the Corvette has evolved a lot from the simpler early days to become a supercar, there was a time when it embodied plain old American muscle car fun. Some of those models have gotten lost in the more techniclogically-advanced models of today. We took a look at some of the rarest Corvette models that only true Chevy diehards will recognize.
20: 1953 Corvette
The original Corvette wasn’t a supercar. In fact, it wasn’t even powered by a V8 engine. Its interior was red and the exterior was a special pearl white. There were only 300 of these original Corvette models ever made. Today, there are only about 100 that are still in existence. Corvette collectors search high and low for one in clean condition, and they are not easy to find.
The thing that made this model of the Corvette unique was the fact it had a V6 engine. The Corvette line continues to evolve into more and more of a supercar, which made the 1953 model year vary from other years. You’ll notice that there are a lot of styling cues from the Corvette of this generation, which made it special.