America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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1978–81 Corvette
For the 25th anniversary of Corvette, a new fastback body was introduced for the 1978 model year. In 1978 the Corvette was the Indy 500 pace car for the first time, and a silver and black Indy 500 Pace Car replica edition was available. For 1980 the Corvette received a new low-profile hood, a new rear bumper with an integrated spoiler and a new lightweight rear axle. In 1981 Corvette production moved to a new plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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