10 Fun Facts About Corvettes

10 things you should know about Chevrolet’s most iconic nameplate.

chevrolet project opel
Haley Earl, the designer of the Corvette, intended for the nameplate to be different than what it is today. The original car was a roadster inspired by the classic Jaguar XK120 with a middle class price of around $2000 (under $30,000 in today’s dollars). The car was being designed under the codename of Project Opel, but Myron Scott, who worked as a photographer for Chevrolet, named the Corvette after a small warship of the same designation.

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