Corvette Generations

A Little History of the Corvette and its Generations

New and Used Corvettes for Sale at Corvette Mike’s! From the classic 1953 Corvette— right up to today’s streamlined models—Corvette Mike has a showroom full of Vettes for you to choose from. You name the era, you can bet Corvette Mike has a Corvette for you.

Clearly these Vettes are American cultural icons and all are highly collectible. Remember the old TV show Route 66? The simple pleasure of driving your Corvette down the highway was glorified by this show. Experience that same pleasure with Corvettes that are constructed to hold up—even 40 to 50 years later!  View our C1 (1953-1962) Corvettes

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The virtually all-new Sting Ray stunned the automotive world in 1963, blending world-class handling with unmistakable all-American style and performance. The first-ever coupe became an instant classic, setting sales records. It remains one of the most coveted of collectors’ cars. The C2’s competitive spirit culminated with one of the best Corvette racers ever, the Grand Sport. The second generation Corvette would have a great five-year run that many regard as the high point of the car’s history. View our C2 (1963-1967) Corvettes

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These are the Corvette convertibles most sought after. Corvettes in this era popularized the “Shark” shape and are great value for careful Corvette collectors. View our C3 (1968-1982) Corvettes

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The editors of Consumer Guide stated: “The first fully redesigned Corvette in 15 years was more sophisticated and more practical than the beloved Shark. And like previous generations, the new C4 only got better in time.” The C4 coupe was the first general production Corvette to have a glass hatchback (the limited edition 1982 Collector Edition being the first Corvette equipped with this feature) for better storage access. It also had all new brakes with aluminum calipers. The Corvette C4 came standard with an electronic dashboard with a digital liquid crystal display dash, with graphics for speed and RPM and digital displays for other important engine functions. View our C4 (1984-1996) Corvettes

Let’s face it, Corvette design gets more refined year after year. Corvettes from this era can’t be topped in the value/performance ratio. If you are an everyday Corvette driver, the handling on these babies cannot be surpassed. And with reasonable maintenance costs, why drive where you to have to—OR where you want to—in any other car? View our C5 (1997-2004) Corvettes

Say what you will about the controversial styling of this Corvette, the C6, but in terms of refinement and performance, the C6 is a clear step forward from the impressive C5 design. Better integration of engine and chassis, better aesthetics inside and the LS3 motor is the state of the art in pushrod V8 design. All in all, still the best sports car bargain on the planet. Isn’t it time you traded up? View our C6 (2005-2013) Corvettes

THE ALL-NEW CORVETTE STINGRAY COUPE. Precision isn’t just a word. For the designers of the all-new Corvette Stingray, it was a mantra. Throwing off the constraints of tradition, Chevrolet’s world-class engineers started over from scratch to build a revolutionary lightweight vehicle with the aesthetic impact and the performance prowess worthy of the Stingray emblem. View our C7 (2014+) Corvettes


Lots of rumors. Lots of speculation. Mid-engine C8 Corvette Stingray? We’re anxiously awaiting!

It doesn’t matter which Corvette era is your favorite, Corvette Mike has the Corvette for you. Stop by our showroom and drive away with the Corvette you’ve always dreamed of. We promise you a Corvette selection unsurpassed by any other Corvette dealer! Corvette Mike – the Leader of the Pack for over 35 years!

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