The 1963 Corvette Grand Sport, a Zora Arkus-Duntov designed rendition, of the C2 was staged for track domination, both at home and abroad. Unfortunately, the Grand Sport project was simply not to be, as it was axed before being scaled to full production.
In 1953, a total of 3,640 Corvettes were produced. 1954 Corvette production started in December of 1953 at the St Louis plant in Missouri. A number of new options were added for the 1954 year.