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By Drew Truitt
Associate Editor 

The Chevrolet Corvette: Love At First Flight

Florida Pickers Has Two Classics Available


Last updated 10/30/2019 at 1:29pm

"Corvette" was an old term used to describe small warships that were first used in the 1670s by the French Navy.

How it ended up the name for the model destined to become the fifth longest running automobile ever produced, sandwiched between the Toyota Land Cruiser (1951) and Mercedes SL (1954), is the subject for another column.

In case you wondered, the Chevrolet Suburban, still in production, which made the scene in 1933, is the oldest auto in production today.

Because sports cars were the ilk of foreign manufacturers like MG, Triumph, Jaguar, BMW and Austin Healey, to name a few, when t...

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