Do Corvettes Self-Destruct When Subjected To Snow?

Ever since the Corvette became Chevrolet’s flagship performance car upon its introduction for the 1953 model year, Corvette owners have been reluctant to take their machines anywhere near that fluffy white stuff that falls from the sky, let alone actually attempt to drive them in it with any sort of regularity. Or so we thought…until we ran across this post on, with numerous owners chiming in to show off their pride and joy machines crushing slush all over the USA.

Many of the owners talked about days gone by, when they were forced to press their ‘Vettes into service in the snow because it was the only car they owned at the time. Of course, there is also the dissenting crowd that says ‘A Corvette should never be driven in the snow.” There are valid reasons for both, but we find it interesting that many of the cars talked about in the thread were C3 Corvettes – is there something special about the way those handle in the snow that makes owners more willing to take a chance? Then again, this C6 owner did, and look what it got him.

(We apologize in advance for the sound. You will probably want to turn your speakers off)


Out of all of the cars ever produced, the Corvette – with its fiberglass tub-style body – would seem to be one of the least prone to becoming a rustbucket. But their intrinsic and actual value prevents most owners from ever attempting the feat. Hats off to the brave souls who realize, in the end, it’s just a car that is meant to be driven. Do they make snow tires in C6 sizes?


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Jason Reiss

Jason draws upon nearly 15 years of experience in the automotive publishing industry. Collaborating with many of the industry's movers and shakers assists him in the creation of compelling technical articles and high-quality race coverage.
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