Article: A Look Back At The Split-Window

January 17, 2019

Andy Bolig Chevy Hardcore January 16, 2019

Sometimes, there are things that become so iconic that they override even the greatest of accomplishments. Take the new-for-’63 Corvette Sting Ray. It was a design home-run, with styling that wooed the hearts of America at first sight. There was no “getting used to it” like some of today’s designs, but the first thought of many Americans was how THEY were going to get into one!

The styling for '63 was all new. Styling had fully digested the space-race theme and personal rocket-ships were the trend. Phony vents up front and a centrally-located blind spot were key features of the new Corvette.

There were a lot of changes for the second-generation Corvette. The car was coming into its own and designers, as well as engineers were passionately ...
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