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Chevy Corvette Stingray surfaces in 1962

The Stingray name, coupe body and an independent rear suspension highlight the second-generation Chevrolet Corvette.

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The second-generation Chevrolet Corvette debuted for 1963.

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A new Stingray name, coupe body and an independent rear suspension were among the major changes to the C2 Corvette.

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Traits like a fiberglass body and a standard 5.4-liter V8 engine with 250 horsepower carried over.

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The crossed flags emblem on the nose of the 1962 Corvette featured a circular frame.

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Chevrolet expanded its motorsports efforts with the C2 Corvette. Here a 1963 Corvette Grand Sport is running at Sebring International Raceway.

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Production versions of the 1963 Corvette could be specced with more potent V8 engines making either 300-, 340- or 360-horsepower.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport race cars were built under the direction of the Corvette's first chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov.

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The interior of the Corvette Stingray brought us a simple, but elegant design with a brushed stainless look featuring elongated cutouts instead of round holes.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette was available with knock-off wheels for racing.

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The 1963 model year was the only year the split-rear-window was available on the coupe, and the first to offer a race-focused Z06 option package.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in race trim.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in race trim.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 modified for racing.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 modified for racing.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette.

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette.

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1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible.

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1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible. 

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1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette. 

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Zora Argus-Duntov shown with a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette.

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe.

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1967 Chevrolet Corvette.

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1967 Chevrolet Corvette. 

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