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Corvette Of The Day: 1961 XP-755 Mako Shark I Concept

The Mako Shark Corvette was conceived and designed by Larry Shinoda under the direction of Bill Mitchell to provide GM’s VP of Design with a one-off concept/prototype intended to pre-showcase the as-yet-unreleased second-generation Corvette Sting Ray.

Mitchell greenlit the XP-755 project in 1961 because he did not want to wait another two years to experience the new Sting Ray for himself.  Instead, he had the clout within GM to create a concept car that showcased much of the technology that would be introduced with the second-generation Corvette.

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