The Chevrolet Corvette was introduced in 1953, named after a type of small warship noted for its maneuverability in battle. The first model was a convertible, but over time both coupe and convertible models have become standard for the Corvette series of sports cars. It is generally known as "America's Sports Car" and has become synonymous with powerful, fast vehicles built in and driven across the landscape of the country. For this reason, a used Chevrolet Corvette can be a wise investment and well worth hunting down.
But just looking for a used Chevrolet Corvette for sale can be a difficult task - after all, they have been in production, more or less nonstop, for more than 60 years. During that time, there have been seven different generations of Corvettes, typically referred to as C1 through C7, with an eighth generation just over the horizon. Looking at each of these generations, with different models and trim levels available, can quickly become overwhelming, which is why it helps to get a sense of what was available in each generation and take it from there.
Keep in mind that a comprehensive listing of each type of used Chevrolet Corvette available in each year, with all possible trim options and available features, would be incredibly massive. But a good guide can get you started and give you a sense of direction for what to expect in a particular generation and the years that it covered. With that information, you're ready to look at the Corvettes that are out there and find the right one for you.