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Corvette Production Data
C1 (1953-62)  |  C2 (1963-67)  |  C3 (1968-82)  |  C4 (1983-97)  |  C5 (1997-2004)  |  C6 (2005...)
C1 (1953-1962)
1953
Price$3,498.00
Production300
Factoid: On June 30, 1953 the Corvette went into full production (each car was built by hand) at the GM facility in Flint, Michigan. All 1953 Corvettes were white convertibles with black top and red interior. 255 of the 300 produced are accounted for today.
1953 Corvette
1954
Price$2,774.00
Production3,640
Factoid: Corvette production was moved to a newly renovated facility in St. Louis Missouri. 4 available colors, Pennant Blue, Sportsman Red, Black and Polo White. Both beige and red interiors were offered.
1954 Corvette
1955
Price$2,774.00
Production700
Factoid: An optional 265-cu.-in. V8 that generated 195 horsepower was offered and a 3-speed manual transmission was also available for the first time.
1955 Corvette
1956
Price$3,467.00
Production3,467
Factoid: The Corvette received its first major redesign. The new design featured roll-up windows, external door handles and the famous side cove. This was also the first year for two-tone paint, seat belts, factory hard tops, and Dual Point Distributors.
1956 Corvette
1957
Price$3,176.00
Production6,339
Factoid: The 1957 Corvette was the first car ever to combine fuel injection with a four speed manual transmission. Engine displacement increased to 283ci and developed up to 283hp
1957 Corvette
1958
Price$3,591.00
Production9,168
Factoid: Enough units were finally sold to turn a profit for the first time. Extensive redesign included new body panels, a new instrument panel, new upholstery and a 160MPH speedometer. 1958 Corvettes featured another first for any car, dual headlights on each fender.
1958 Corvette
1959
Price$3,875.00
Production9,670
Factoid: The T-shift handle with a reverse lockout was introduced in 1959, for another Corvette first.
1959 Corvette
1960
Price$3,875.00
Production10,261
Factoid: The television show "Route 66" premiered with a story of two young men driving a 1960 Corvette around the US in search of adventure.
1960 Corvette
1961
Price$3,934.00
Production10,939
Factoid: The rear was completely restyled with four taillights, now a Corvette Trademark. The transmission tunnel was reduced in width to give the interior a 20% increase in interior space.
1961 Corvette
1962
Price$4,038.00
Production14,531
Factoid: Engine displacement increased to 327ci and produced between 300hp and 360hp. 1962 Corvettes could not be ordered with a painted side cove.
1962 Corvette
C2 (1963-1967)
1963
 Production Price
Coupes10,594$4,257
Convertible 10,919$4,037
Factoid: Completely redesigned for 1963. For the first time, a coupe was available. A center split on the coup roof flowed through the rear glass creating the famous "Split Window". This was also the first Corvette to do away with the solid rear axle.
1963 Corvette
1964
 Production Price
Coupes8,304xxx
Convertible 13,925xxx
Factoid: The split window on the coupe was removed for 1964 A three-speed fan was placed in the rear of Coupe models to improve ventilation; the fan pulled air through vents added to the drivers side roof panel
1964 Corvette
1965
 Production Price
Coupes8,186$4,321
Convertible 15,376$4,106
Factoid: This was the last year for fuel injection in Corvettes until the throttle body injection in 1982. Mid year introduced the "big block" a 396ci, 425hp engine with a special hood.
1965 Corvette
1966
 Production Price
Coupes9,958$4,295
Convertible 17,762$4,084
Factoid: Headrests were available for the first time. This was the first year for the famous 427 Big Block engine.
1966 Corvette
1967
 Production Price
Coupes8,504$4,389
Convertible 14,436$4,241
Factoid: This was the year the Corvette L-88 made it's debut at LeMans. Due to removal of trim, the 1967 Corvette was the least adorned of the C2 model years.
1967 Corvette
C3 (1968-1982)
1968
 Production Price
Coupes9,936$4,663
Convertible 18,630$4,320
Factoid: A complete redesign for 68 and a style that lasted for 14 years. The begining of the T-top. Emission control equipment was installed on the first time. The Sting Ray name was not used in 1968
1968 Corvette
1969
 Production Price
Coupes22,129$4,781
Convertible 16,633$4,438
Factoid: The base engine was changed to 350ci 300hp. The "Stingray" name returned for 69, but was now spelled as one word. The first all aluminum engine offered a corvette was introduced as the ZL-1. Only 2 ZL-1's were sold
1969 Corvette
1970
 Production Price
Coupes10,668$5,192
Convertible 6,6484,849
Factoid: The LS7 engine with 454ci and 465hp was a $3000 option that was never installed in a 1970 Corvette. 1968-1972 the coupe's rearwindow was removeable for more of a true convertible experience. No Corvettes were painted Black at the factory from 1970 to 1976
1970 Corvette
1971
 Production Price
Coupes14,680$5,496
Convertible 7,121$5,259
Factoid:
1971 Corvette
1972
 Production Price
Coupes20,469$5,530
Convertible 6,508$5,269
Factoid: 1972 Corvettes were the last to feature chrome bumpers front and rear. The only outside change for 1972 is the appearance of the amber front turn signals and vertical chroming on the egg-crate grills.
1972 Corvette
1973
 Production Price
Coupes25,521$5,562
Convertible 4,943$5,398
Factoid: In 1973, the front bumper changed to body-colored flexible plastic and this was the last year for a chrome rear bumper.
1973 Corvette
1974
 Production Price
Coupes32,028$6,002
Convertible 5,474$5,766
Factoid: The rear bumper was now plastic and 1974 was the only year that the bumper was formed in 2 pieces. 1974 was the last year the Corvette would be produced to run on "leaded" gasoline. Gymkhana Suspension was first introduced in the 1974 Corvette.
1974 Corvette
1975
 Production Price
Coupes33,836$6,810
Convertible 4,629$6,550
Factoid: 1975 first year for HEI distributor. This was lowest production year for convertibles for those years that offered both convertibles and coupes.
1975 Corvette
1976
 Production Price
Coupes46,558$7,605
Factoid: 1976 Corvette used the same steering wheel as a Chevrolet Vega for the "Sport Wheel" Option
1976 Corvette
1977
 Production Price
Coupes48,213$8,648
Factoid: 1977 last year for the notch back shark and the crossed flags returned to the nose and sides of the Corvette The center console was redesigned to accept standard Delco radios, the first year that Corvette didn't have a Corvette only radio. The crossed flags returned to the nose and sides of the Corvette in '77.
1977 Corvette
1978
 Production Price
Coupes40,274$9,352
Pace Car 6,502$13,653
Factoid: The '78 Pace Car was "Black and Silver" because it photographed well. Most magazine articles and ads were still done in Black & White!
1978 Corvette
1979
 Production Price
Coupes53,807$10,220
Factoid: 1979 was Corvette's highest production year.
1979 Corvette
1980
 Production Price
Coupes46,614$13,140
Factoid: By Federal mandate, the 1980 Corvette was the first Corvette to have an 85 MPH speedometer
1980 Corvette
1981
 Production Price
Coupes40,606$16,259
Factoid: 1981 the first Corvette to use a computer. Corvettes were produced with two different types of paint in '81 Lacquer was applied at the St. Louis plant, and enamel was applied at the new Bowling Green plant.
1981 Corvette
1982
 Production Price
Coupes18,648$18,290
Collector6,759$22,538
Factoid: In 1982 fuel injection reappeared in the Corvette after a 17-year hiatus.
1982 Corvette
C4 (1983-1996)
1983
 Production Price
Coupes43never sold
Factoid: A total of 43 - 1983 model Corvettes were built, but there were so many quality problems it was decided to halt production until they could be corrected. The 1983's were never sold to the public and the only one that is known to still exist is in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY
1983 Corvette
1984
 Production Price
Coupes51,547$21,800
Factoid: The 1984 Corvette was the first American production car to have a 64% windshield angle. A single transverse plastic front and rear spring first made it's appearance in'84.
1984 Corvette
1985
 Production Price
Coupes36,729$24,891
Factoid: Car and Driver Magazine proclaimed the Corvette to be America's fastest production car in the January 1985 issue The last year a CB radio was offered as a Corvette option was 1985.
1985 Corvette
1986
 Production Price
Coupes27,794$27,027
Convertible 7,315$32,032
Factoid: Twenty 1986 Corvettes were sent to Lotus in England to be converted into LT5 powered prototypes for the ZR1 project.
1986 Corvette
1987
 Production Price
Coupes20,007$27,999
Convertible 10,625$33,172
Factoid: In 1987 you could buy a Corvette without an engine installed by the factory. Callaways produced 184 of these Corvettes this year, 121 coupes and 63 Convertibles.
1987 Corvette
1988
 Production Price
Coupes13,33229,480
Convertible 7,40734,820
Anniversary 2,050 
Factoid: There were 2,050 thirty-fifth anniversary edition Corvette produced in 1988.
1988 Corvette
1989
 Production Price
Coupes16,663$31,454
Convertible 9,749#36,785
Factoid: In 1989, the ZR1 was produced to approximately 80 cars, however, none were sold to the public. The last of these ZR1s were shipped out of the factory on Dec. 22, 1988
1989 Corvette
1990
 Production Price
Coupes16,016$31,979
Convertible 7,630$37,264
ZR-1 3,049$58,995
Factoid:
1990 Corvette
1991
 Production Price
Coupes12,923$33,005
Convertible 5,672$39,320
ZR-1 2,044$64,688
Factoid: 1991 was the 10th anniversary of Corvette production at the Bowling Green, KY plant
1991 Corvette
1992
 Production Price
Coupes14,102$33,424
Convertible 5,875$39,739
ZR-1 502$65,107
Factoid:
1992 Corvette
1993
 Production Price
Coupes15,520$34,595
Convertible 5,712$41,195
ZR-1 44866,278
Factoid:
1993 Corvette
1994
 Production Price
Coupes17,984$36,185
Convertible 5,34642,960
ZR-1  - $68,093
Factoid: September 2, 1994 was the grand opening of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. For the first time in 20 years, there was a Corvette at Le Mans, produced by Reeves Callaway. It qualified for GT2 class pole position, was leading it's class at the 6 hour mark and was 8th overall, but ran out of gas in the 9th hour.
1994 Corvette
1995
 Production Price
Coupes15,77136785
Convertible 497143665
Factoid: The last ZR1 Corvette rolled off the assembly line. During it's six year life span, 6939 ZR1 Corvettes were built. In May the 79th Indianapolis 500 race opened with a 1995 Corvette as pace car.
1995 Corvette
1996
 Production Price
Coupes1716737225
Convertible 436945060
Factoid: A new version of the 350ci small block RPO LT4 was optional exclusively with the 1996 Corvette. It was rated at 330 horse power, 30 more than the LT1. The Grand Sport included the LT4 engine and distinctive Admiral Blue paint with a White center stripe.
1996 Corvette
C5 (1997-2004)
1997
 Production Price
Coupes9,75238,060
Convertible  - -
Factoid: The 1997 is the first totally new Corvette in history, even the 1953 used parts intended for other automobiles. The first 200 production C5 Corvettes were painted Red, not the traditional color for the first production run. The 97 Corvette is the first to have windshield wipers that sweep in the same direction instead of opposing directions.
1997 Corvette
1998
 Production Price
Coupes - -
Convertible  - -
Factoid: November 4, 1997 - The 9752nd 1998 Corvette rolled down the assembly matching the total 1997 Model production run.
1998 Corvette
1999
 Production Price
Coupes - -
Convertible  - -
Factoid:
1999 Corvette
2000
 Production Price
Coupes - -
Convertible  - -
Factoid:
2000 Corvette
2001
 Production Price
Coupes - -
Convertible  - -
Factoid:
2001 Corvette
2002
 Production Price
Coupes - -
Convertible  - -
Factoid:
2002 Corvette
2003
 Production Price
Coupes - -
Convertible  - -
Factoid:
2003 Corvette
2004
 Production Price
Coupes - -
Convertible  - -
Factoid:
2004 Corvette
C6 (2005)
2005
 Production Price
Coupes - -
Convertible  - -
Factoid:
2005 Corvette
2006
 Production Price
Coupes - -
Convertible  - -
Z06  - -
Factoid:
2005 Corvette


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