Remember the Corvette SS?

While there is much interesting current information about recent Corvette models, even going back a decade or so, learning more about the early days of this true American sports car brings home again what a unique piece of Americana this icon auto really is. David Bellm reminds us of this in his review of the Corvette SS.

The Corvette SS began in 1956 as a pet project of General Motors’ styling director Harley Earl, who wanted Chevrolet to take on the big names in international endurance racing. Earl’s initial idea was to design a racy body, drop it onto a Jaguar D-Type chassis, and swap the Jag’s six for a Chevy V8.

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