The world’s first Corvette, known as XP-122, returned to where it all began in 1953 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel’s ballroom last Saturday. The Corvette was brought back to the ballroom for a presentation with Ed Welburn, GM Global Vice President of Design.
Harley Earl, creator of the XP-122, got his inspiration for the car from European two-seater sports cars. XP-122 made its debut at the Waldorf Astoria ballroom as part of the 1953 Motorama. Because the car was so well received, Chevrolet began production of the Corvette on June 30, 1953. Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com covered the story of this classic’s homecoming – click on over and check it out!