1963 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible

Description
Sports cars combine the performance of a competition car with the ride of a family car. The Chevrolet Corvette, introduced in 1953, differed from European sports cars in its coupe styling and automatic transmission. American motorists liked the combination of looks and performance in a car that was more “family” than “competition” but delivered the thrill of the Indianapolis 500 on the interstate. The rakish Corvette Sting Ray, introduced in 1963, had more aerodynamic styling, and it became an iconic “think young” car. This car was owned by Gwendolyn Cafritz, a Washington, D. C. philanthropist and society hostess.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
automobile
date made
1963
maker
Chevrolet Motor Car Company
Measurements
overall: 4 1/4 ft x 6 ft x 15 ft; 1.2954 m x 1.8288 m x 4.572 m
ID Number
1986.0784.01
catalog number
1986.0784.01
accession number
1986.0784
serial number
30867S100360
3783244GM862
subject
Transportation
Road Transportation
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Gwendolyn D. Cafritz c/o of Cafritz Company

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