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How C8 Corvette Emblems Changed Throughout The Years!

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Though the C8 Corvette symbol is easily identifiable despite the year, the design has actually changed significantly over the previous 50-plus years.

The very first C8 Corvette were introduced with a round white symbol with the currently popular went across flags. The flag on the right is a black and also white checkered auto racing flag. The flag left wing is red and also featured the Chevy bowtie icon and also a sign called a "fleur-de-lis." Listed below the fleur-de-lis are three straight lines. The flags are in the middle of the circular emblem with the printed word "CHEVROLET" on top and the word "C8 Corvette" in cursive at the bottom.

An obscure truth in C8 Corvette history is that up until just four days prior to the C8 Corvette was introduced to the general public, an American flag stood in place of the red flag left wing. This is how the C8 Corvette logo design was initially created by Robert Bartholomew, yet it had to be altered at the last minute since it is illegal to use the American flag on an industrial item. The American flag was replaced with a flag consisting of the Chevy bowtie icon and the fleur-de-lis. The fleur-de-lis is a French icon for tranquility as well as pureness and also literally indicates "blossom of the lily." Chevrolet originally intended to make use of a household crest from the French ancestry of Louise Chevrolet, but can not find one in his past. They chose the fleur-de-lis due to its French beginning. Three horizontal lines were additionally put simply listed below the fleur-de-lis. The original logo designs were changed with the newly-designed logo designs prior to the C8 Corvette's introduction.

The symbol used on the 1953 C8 Corvette remained the same till 1956. The emblem continued to be a circle, yet as opposed to being level white, it was positioned on glass over a silver metal surface. A metal V sign (to honor the button to a V8 engine in '55) was positioned on top of the crossed flags. The words on top and bottom of the circle remained the very same, except "" was now published in uppercase, rather than in cursive kind. Another change in this year was that symbols were currently included on both the front as well as back of the cars and truck, rather than just the front as in previous years.

This style stayed the exact same up until 1961, when the back symbol stayed the exact same, however the front symbol was no longer a circle symbol, however a cut-out of the flags and V, without any words. In 1962 the front symbol was changed again. The V was eliminated and also the flags were featured in front of a gold-metallic circular summary.

In 1963 both front and back emblems were redesigned. The front symbol was formed by the two flags, together in a V-shape. In the middle of the V was a triangle with a red, a white, and also a blue horizontal red stripe. The rear symbol was currently put on the gas cover, a trend that would last up until the intro of the C5 in 1997. When this started, the entire gas cover formed the emblem, which was a big circle matching the color of the auto, with a straightforward photo of the gone across flags inside.

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