Experimental Corvette -- SS

General Motors recruited engineer and race car driver, Zora Arkus Duntov, to help them inject some performance into their brands. Duntov wanted to make the Corvette competitive with sports cars from Europe like Ferrari and Maserati. To gain respect it needed to win on the track. He organized a team to build the SS or "Experimental Corvette" and took it to Sebring.

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Corvette SS at Sebring Race Day 1957
The Chevrolet Corvette 'SS' is an experimental magnesium-bodied car and set a new lap record at Sebring, Florida, in 1957. It has served as the forerunner of many Corvette sports/racing models. The Corvette SS raced for the first time at Sebring, where suspension problems and other mechanical defects forced its retirement after only 23 laps. General Motors was enthusiastic about the potential of the SS based on results from practice and lap speeds. Juan Manuel Fangio, the winner at Sebring in 1957, was impressed enough with the car to test the SS under practice conditions. The results was astonishing: Fangio completed a full lap a full 3:27.4 seconds faster in a car he had never driven before than other drivers could in cars they were experienced driving.





Fascinating 1936 Footage of Car Assembly Line
Filmed in 1936 at the Chevrolet Plant in Flint, Michigan.





1965 Corvair vs. Mustang
This is a dealer training filmstrip provided to Chevy dealers to teach their salesmen how to sell the Corvair over the Mustang. Message or email me if you'd like to get this on a high resolution standard full screen DVD. Digital conversion and audio visual work © Tim Verthein 2009





CHGP " Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1963 "
Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix 2009 - Awesome Corvette - Michiel Campagne wins GTS up to 1965 - in This Car - No Music .. Just The Awesome Sound of the V 8 Engine - http://www.youtube.com/user/tachyonmotorsport http://www.youtube.com/tachyonsoest - http://www.chgp.dk




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