The legend was born in 1953 when Chevrolet unveiled the first Corvette concept car to the world, and it’s been growing ever since. A Corvette has been used as the Indianapolis 500 pace car 12 times. The Corvette, now in its seventh generation, was designed and introduced by Harley Earl at the GM Motorama in 1953. Given its name by Myron Scott, who took the name from a small, maneuverable warship, released late that same year. The Corvette suffered due to its 235 cubic inch V-6. With sales down to 700 in 1955, engineers knew the Corvette needed more power. Fitted with a 195hp V-8 for the end of the 1955 model year and 290hp in 1958, the Corvette quickly became “the everyman’s supercar”. With the 500,000 Corvette’s sold in 1977, it was apparent that this American icon had a place in American history forever. With the hand built ZR1 currently pumping out 650hp and routinely beating its Italian counterparts on the track, the Corvette has entered a new era of performance and doesn’t intend to slow down anytime soon. An American icon like the Corvette deserves the highest quality maintenance to keep it running at its best. The trained professionals at Lucas Auto Care are not only completely qualified to service Corvettes – a few of them own one! Lucas Auto Care offers an array of services, ranging from preventative maintenance to warranty services, to complete engine overhauls. Make an appointment today to see why Lucas Auto Care is the best independently owned automotive repair facility in Houston.