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 |  Aug 19 2013, 4:01 PM

6. 1955 - C1 Corvette V8

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It’s hard to imagine a Corvette without a snarling V8 under the hood and we have the 1955 Corvette C1 to thank for that. That model year introduced the world to the V8 ‘Vette, and ever since then there hasn’t been anything less potent available in the Corvette.

Back then, the V8 made 195 hp  and was available with a three-speed manual transmission. Only 700 1955 models were made, making it a rare find in the classic car world.

  • 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?