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Last of the front-engined Corvettes sold. An American icon is dead.
The last front-engined Corvette sold for $2.7 million. The last of
the true Corvettes. The next monstrosity will follow in Europe’s
mid-engine motif and shows that our icon is no longer good enough to
take on the world without following the crowd. The Corvette has had a
plethora of fun engines in the front of the car with enough horsepower
to make anyone stand at attention. And, as short a time ago as 2010, it
was as fast around a track as Ferraris
costing FOUR times as much. I’m sad that America’s top minds threw in
the towel and have succumb to the automotive peer-pressure. Maybe
someday the icon will be re-born. For now, I will enjoy my front-engined
*** This is a video
of the first Corvette assembly line in 1953. Besides noticing the lack
of safety and health equipment, it was fun to watch these men crafting
this car by HAND. No sound, but interesting to any car fan.