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The History of the Chevrolet Corvette Emblems

There have been many changes to Corvette emblems since its introduction in 1953. Mostly the changes occurred with a change in body style/generation (C1, C2, C3, etc). There were also different logos for certain anniversaries or special editions. Below you will see all of the different emblems that adorned the Corvette over its 69 year existence.

1st Generation Corvette
(C1: 1953-1962)


The Original (pre-production 1953)

The original Corvette Emblem incorporated the American flag.



But due to issues with using the American flag in advertising, they had to remove the American Flag and come up with a different design.

1953-1955

This is the first design to appear on the 1953 production Corvette:



From then on the emblem would receive many updates throughout the years, as seen below...

1956-1957




1958-1961




1962





2nd Generation Corvette
(C2: 1963-1967)


1963-1964




1965-1966




1967





3rd Generation Corvette
(C3: 1968-1982)


Strangely, the emblem did not change from the previous generation's emblem when the C3 was introduced. Meaning 1967 and 1968 share the same emblem. This was the only emblem to appear on multiple Corvette generations.

1968-1972




1973-1974




1975-1976




1977 (shared with 1979)




1978

25th "Silver" Anniversary. The first emblem to celebrate a Corvette production anniversary.


1979 (shared with 1977)




1980-1981

During 1980, 1982 & 1982 production of the Corvette took place at two factories, the original in St. Louis, MO and the new one (which is still in use today) in Bowling Green, KY.


1982




1982 CE

"Collector's Edition" celebrating the last year of the 3rd generation Corvette


1983

(There was no 1983 production model sold to the public.)

4th Generation Corvette
(C4: 1984-1996)


With the exception of the 1993 40th anniversary emblem and the 1996 Collector's Edition emblem, the emblem used for the C4 stayed unchanged for the entire generation.

1984-1996




1993 40th Anniversary

Celebrating Corvette's 40th year of production.


1996 CE

"Collector's Edition" celebrating the last year of the 4th generation Corvette



5th Generation Corvette
(C5: 1997-2004)


With the exception of the 2003 50th anniversary emblem, the emblem used for the C5 stayed unchanged for the entire generation.

1997-2004




2003 50th Anniversary

Celebrating Corvette's 50th year of production.



6th Generation Corvette
(C6: 2005-2013)


With the exception of the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition and 2013 60th anniversary emblem, the emblem used for the C6 stayed unchanged for the entire generation.

2005-2013




2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition

To celebrate Chevrolet's 100th anniversary, a "Centennial Edition" Corvette was offered in 2012. Among many features that made it distinctive, a special emblem was installed on the nose of the 2,201 Corvettes that were ordered with the Centennial Edition option that year.



2013 60th Anniversary

Celebrating Corvette's 60th year of production.



7th Generation Corvette
(C7: 2014-2019)


One of the shortest production runs of a Corvette generation saw only one emblem used for the C7 generation.

2014-2019





8th Generation Corvette
(C8: 2020-?)


The current generation of Corvette

2020-?





2023 70th Anniversary

Celebrating Corvette's 70th year of production.