The Chevrolet Corvette, often called the "Vette," is an iconic American sports car in production since 1953. Over its long history, the Corvette has seen many changes, both in design and performance
We offer licensed silver and gold products celebrating the Corvette. Most of our items celebrate classic years, such as 1953 through 1972.
History of the Corvette 1951-1982
Throughout its history, the Corvette has been a symbol of American performance. It has always represented strong value in terms of performance per dollar, often competing with sports cars that are significantly more expensive. It is a staple of American automotive history and has a passionate following among car enthusiasts worldwide.
First Generation (1951-1962)
- The Corvette was invented in 1951 by GM (General Motors) designer Harley Earl.
- It was introduced in 1953 as a concept show car.
- The first production models featured an inline-six engine known as the "Blue Flame," but it quickly shifted to the more popular V8 by 1955.
- Characterized by its rounded body and chrome details, the C1 had the iconic "coves" in the side panels.
Second Generation (1963-1967)
- Also known as the "Sting Ray."
- Chevrolet introduced the split-window coupe design in 1963, which has since become a highly coveted collector's item.
- It featured independent rear suspension and improved handling.
Third Generation (1968-1982)
- New body design, sometimes called the "Shark" body.
- Bore the "Stingray" name again but as one word.
- Engines varied throughout this generation, with the early 1970s models having some of the most powerful options, but the late 1970s faced power reductions due to emissions regulations.
Diecast Model Corvettes: What is Die Casting?
Our Corvette collection includes several diecast cars, including three 1959 versions. Die casting is a metal casting process characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity. The mold cavity is created using two hardened tool steel dies, which have been machined into shape and work similarly to an injection mold during the process. Die casting is especially suited for applications where many small to medium-sized parts are needed with good detail, fine surface quality, and dimensional consistency. This process is used to create these high-quality Corvette replicas.
Featured Corvette Round for Silver Buyers: 1 oz Classic
This well-priced .999 fine silver round celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Corvette. The obverse features Corvette's original crossed flags logo. The reverse displays the same design, plus the metal content and purity.
Featured Corvette Gift: 1959 Diecast Car and Silver Rounds
Corvette enthusiasts will appreciate this collectible. It includes a diecast replica of a 1959 red Corvette and two one ounce .999 fine silver rounds. It comes in a branded box and a certificate of authenticity.
William C. Durant founded Chevrolet in collaboration with the race car driver Louis Chevrolet. Their intention was to compete with the Ford Model T. In 1917, GM acquired Chevrolet, and it became a separate division within the GM family, growing to be one of its most successful and recognizable brands.
Over the years, Chevrolet has produced many iconic vehicles, including the Corvette, Camaro, Impala, Malibu, Silverado, Tahoe, and the Chevrolet Suburban (which holds the record for being the longest continuously used automobile nameplate in production).