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 |  Aug 19 2013, 4:01 PM

1. 1953 C1 Corvette

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We would be in serious trouble if we didn’t put the original Corvette on this list. The C1, a sports-car that Americans could be proud of owning, was introduced 60 years ago in 1953, and was the tip of the iceberg when it came to American performance vehicles. Sure it only had an inline-six engine at the time, but Chevy’s unrelenting focus on making the Corvette better, turned it into the car we have today. Awesome styling, excellent performance and an attainable price tag are all staples that continue on, all the way to the year 2013, and likely for more years to come.

  • Mike

    #8 is a 1989 and not 1969 I think you meant to say.

  • Mike

    #7 is also wrong.

  • Mike

    Never mind, everything’s just lined up wrong.

  • Tyler Kenny

    Great list, nice to see it end on the original C1. My favorite is the 1969 and the 2014 Rays. Beautiful machines, with the power to excite.

  • ColumWood

    We’ve fixed it Mike. It should make significantly more sense now.

  • Alfie

    I know it wasn’t first, but the C6 Z06 is a SPECTACULAR machine and deserves to be on the list.

  • Chase

    Agreed. I was hoping for some FRC love too. Specifically in Nassau Blue Met.

  • Dave

    I’ve had several corvys here in the UK, all models are very much admired, and shock some other exotics, if only they had made them right hand drive how many more could they have sold. uk, australia, japan and so on,They are now to wide for the narrow uk roads.

  • Shane B

    This list is missing the Cadillac XLR, which was a more luxurious, and better looking Corvette. Such a shame they killed it off.

  • Bad

    How can you have missed the year that make most of these years possible? 1956 saved the corvette from being just a flash in the pan.

  • WTFwereyathinking

    Left out the most awe inspiring corvette of them all. The 1963 Grand Sports. How can you have a list of the top 10 corvettes of all time and leave out the Grand Sport?