America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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Second Generation: 1963 Corvette C2
The all-new 1963 Corvette shows a lot of design influence from the 1959 Stingray Concept with a more streamlined profile, pronounced fender arches and concealed rollover headlights. For the first time a Corvette coupe was offered, which became known as the Split-Window Coupe because of the two-piece rear window. The new chassis features independent rear suspension and the Z06 Special Performance package was introduced, including improved handling, upgraded brakes and a larger fuel tank. The Z06 was aimed at customers who wanted to go racing;199 were built for 1963.

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