1952 EX-122 concept show car hand-built. Becomes forerunner of Corvette. 1953 In its first year, 1953, a mere 300 Corvettes were built, all Polo White. Corvette unveiled in New York. Fiberglass chosen for production, which starts in Flint, MI, on June 30. First-year build: 300, all Polo White. Designer Zora Arkus-Duntov joins GM, becomes Corvette chief engineer in 1968. Production moves to St. Louis in December. 1954 3,400 built. Blue, red and black colors added. ...

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