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Americas starspangled sports car if you love corvettes, are intrigued by their history and want to know more about how this marquee went from an unassuming little white roadster with a 6cylinder engine on the stage of the waldorf astoria in 1953 to become a true worldclass. Regardless if you own a vintage or modern corvette model, proper restoration can keep your investment up and running for generations. What makes corvette america s starspangled sports car. If there was a collegelevel course on corvette appreciation and history, the text book for the early years of the marque would be the new 3rd edition of karl ludvigsen s classic, corvette. Great pictures, great story, great writing, great reading. Highly recommend this one for the collector or for someone planning on purchasing a corvette. Often billed as americas sports car, the corvette has been in continuous production since 1953, when just 300 were built.

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