June 30, 1953: First Corvette is Built

On this day in 1953, the first Corvette reached the end of the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. The Corvette was one of General Motors’ first high performance sports cars. General Motors produced and sold 300 units that included a standard white exterior and red interior. After many years of redesign the Corvette has earned a reputation as America’s most prized sports car.

Explore Ken Burns’s film Horatio’s Drive tolearnmore about the evolution of the automobile.

Photo: 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, picture taken 1977 (Wikimedia Commons).