The most popular sports automobile in history is the Chevrolet Corvette, a true American icon.

The Chevy Corvette Stingray, the car's second generation, made its début in 1963.

Chevrolet featured the famed 375 horsepower V8 in the 1964 Corvette and Corvette Z06 models.

Up until 2001, it was the most potent small-block GM would produce.

The record for the 1964 Corvette would ultimately be won by the 2001 Corvette Z06

The Corvette was a sporty convertible in its initial generation

 From 1953 through 1962, Chevrolet provided this American roadster.

The vehicle was initially designed by GM to compete with expensive sports cars from Europe.

The Corvette, however, ignited the horsepower battles that would result in the legendary Detroit muscle cars

In 1963, Chevrolet unveiled the second-generation Corvette.

The second generation's distinctive, slanted front fenders gave rise to the moniker Corvette

The two-seater had an independent rear suspension and a coupe body shape

Additionally, the Corvette got a cool split back window for just one year.

Because of this, many enthusiasts believe that 1963 was one of the greatest Corvette years.