Hemmings Motor News published an interesting story this past Thursday regarding an attempt within Ford Motor Company to create a Ford sportscar as early as 1941!
As you likely know, the Ford Thunderbird did not arrive on the scene until 1955, and at that time, it came as a two passenger. Read Hemmings, and then consider this: how might the Corvette have come into being, or how might it have been different, if Ford had pursued this earlier concept of a four passenger sportscar, rather than what they did actually do fifteen years later?
Might the Corvette have come out as a four passenger response to Ford's entry, rather than what really happened, the two passenger Thunderbird coming out as a response to the Corvette?
I imagine we will never know. What are your thoughts?