Corvette Dream Cars

Many Corvette enthusiasts, no less sports car fans in general, fail to recognize that over the years there have been dozens of proposed variations of the Corvette!  Personally, I remember first reading about the Motorama cars and the futuristic 1959 Corvette XP-700 as a kid, but even then, I didn’t realize the variety of proposals being presented.

I recently came across a great trade paperback in a car museum in the Detroit area entitled American Dream Cars.  Of course, I took special interest in the the Chevrolet proposals.

Corvette dream cars illustrated and described in American Dream Cars are:

1953 Motorama Corvette
1954 Motorama Corvair
1954 Motorama Nomad
1956 Corvette SR-2
1957 Corvette Super Sport

1957 Corvette SS
1959 Corvette XP-700
1959 Sting Ray
1961 Shark/Mako Shark I
1965 Mako Shark II
1968 Astro-Vette
1968 XP-880 Astro II
1969/1970 Manta Ray
1970 Corvette XP-882
1972 Reynolds Corvette
1972 Corvette 2-Rotor
1973 Corvette 4-Rotor
1977 Corvette Mulsanne
1981 Turbo Vette III
1983 Corvette GTP
1986 Corvette Indy
1987 ASC Corvette Geneve
1990 CERV III
1992 Corvette Sting Ray II

If show cars and dream cars interest you, you’ll enjoy your own copy of this fine book.

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  1. Andruet says:

    How many XP 700 versions of the Corvette were ever built?

  2. Michael says:

    WE HAVE BEEN BUILDING THE XP 700 ON A 58 CORVETTE. ANYONE THAT MAY HAVE DETAILS OR BUILDING INFO, PLEASE LET US KNOW. WE ARE ALMOST 60% DONE. THANK YOU! eng588th@yahoo.com

    • Mark Trumper says:

      Have always wanted a corvette with the “Acme x-7 shark” or the “Fiberfab
      Modernistic” front end. Have quite an extensive library of photos and
      information. How about some shots of the machine in progress. Any
      possibility it’s for sale? Thanks Mark…Charleston, IL

  3. J. W. says:

    What about “The Corvette in Literature and Culture”?

    Who knows something about this book?

  4. Bill Connell says:

    The author of “The Corvette in Literature and Culture,” Jerry W. Passon, recently addressed dozens of us at the National Corvette Museum. His book derives from what was originally his dissertation in the university, so it is academic. It is available at book distributors such as Amazon.com.

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