The ‘Vette Set: Inside the National Corvette Museum

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
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The third Corvette ever built, this car likely rolled off the assembly line in Flint on July 1, 1953. Not meant for sale, the model went directly to the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, for testing. This third Corvette endured 14 hours of cold room shake testing, and a Belgian Block road test at the Milford Proving Grounds — eventually the body and chassis separated due to metal fatigue. A private party purchased the car in 2012, had it restored into this unique cutaway display, and donated it to the museum.

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