The first Corvette prototype was unveiled at the GM Motorama show in New York on 17 January 1953.
The very first 'solid-axle' cars came with an inline-six engine, although the 1955 model offered a V8.
The origins of the Stingray name can be traced back to this experimental racer.
The Corvette first entered Le Mans in 1960, winning its class and finishing 8th overall.
The split-screen model introduced the Stingray name, and a new look for the muscle car.
New '68 model brought in a much more curvy look. Certain models now produced in excess of 400bhp.
A Corvette for the 1980s, complete with a digital dashboard and new unitary body, although tough regulation meant lower power.
Thanks to engineering input from Lotus, the 375bhp ZR-1 became one of the fastest cars you could buy in 1990, with a 175+mph top speed.
Paying homage to the '60s racer, the Grand Sport looked faster than it was, retaining the standard 330bhp engine.
The 2001 C5 Z06 was the 385bhp LS6-powered replacement for the ZR-1. 2002 model could do 0–60 mph in 3.9secs.
The most powerful (and fastest) Corvette model ever produced, the C6 ZR1 pushed out an impressive 638bhp.
The new 2014 Corvette. Can it live up to the legend?