Corvette Book by Barry Coleman C1983

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Book "Corvette" by Barry Coleman, copyright 1983.

Dust jacket in good condition, however was pulled down to far and folded under the book at some point, tear on the bottom spine portion of the dust jacket. Otherwise, the book is like new, with the exception of two owner labels on the front pages.

The Corvette has long been hailed as Americas only true sports car. It has now been in production for over 30 years and is still one of Americas most sought after cars.

Inspired by stylist Harley Earl, the Corvette Dream Car took the 1952 Motorama by storm. Everyone wanted an American-built sports car but when the first production models appeared in 1953, initial enthusiasm was not matched by orders. The Corvette only survived because of the faith of General Motors top executives in the sports cars ability to be a commercial success. Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov was brought in and nursed the Corvette through its teething problems to make it into a truly remarkable racing car, which was able to take on the best Europe could offer at Le Mans.

Since those days the Corvette has moved from strength to strength. Keeping abreast of technological developments such as fuel injection, as well as styling innovations, every years new model has marked some progress. The Sting Ray Corvettes of 1963-67 were styled by Bill Mitchell, a racing enthusiast, and are now the most coveted Corvettes. The advent of his Mako Shark in the mid-1960s completely revolutionized the Corvettes design, with its exaggerated lines over the wheels.

With the 1980s Corvettes have continued the styling developments and are as popular as ever. Production still cannot meet the demand for a car which has a special place in the hearts of all American motorists. With over 100 illustrations, this book is a must for all those who own or dream of owning a Corvette.


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