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Corvette Terms

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Scott, Myron:
A photographer for Chevrolet, Myron came up with the idea of naming the new sports car "Corvette".


Sebring:
Located in Florida, Sebring is an endurance race that has been the source of many Corvette competition successes.


Second Flight:
One of the ratings given to classic Corvettes by the NCRS. See www.ncrs.org/ for more information.


Selective Ride:
An option that allowed the driver to select ride comfort / handling levels. First available in 1989.


Shark:
The original name of the Mako Shark show car; also a nickname for C3 Corvettes.


Shinoda, Larry:
Automotive designer credited with the shape of the C2 Corvette.


Skelton, Betty:
Early Corvette racer and holder of a number of Corvette performance records. Betty was also involved in many early Corvette promotion efforts.

Racer Betty Skelton


SLA:
Short Long Arm - a suspension configuration that used different length A-arms


Small Block:
A famous series of V8 engines first installed in the 1955 Corvette.


Solid Axle:
A simple rear suspension design which used a single axle. All C1 Corvettes were so equipped and are therefore known as "Solid Axle" Corvettes.


Split Window:
The rear window of the 1963 Corvette coupe, which was a two piece design. See Split Decision.

1963 Corvette Sting Ray split rear window


St. Louis:
St. Louis MO was the home of Corvette production from 1954 to August 1981.


Stinger:
Hood design found on big block engined 1967 Corvettes.

1967 Corvette big block hood


Stingray:
Moniker for all C2 Corvettes; as two words, "Sting Ray" was the name for 1969 - '76 Corvettes. Named after a fast tropical fish with a low flat appearance.


Straight Axle:
See "Solid Axle".


Survivor:
A classic Corvette that has never been restored. "Survivor" status is a Bloomington Gold rating.


Suspenders:
The two spears that ran the length of the trunk in the 1958 Corvette. See 1958 Corvette.


SWC:
Split Window Coupe - A reference to the 1963 Corvette coupe.


Corvette Terms

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