Often dubbed "The American Sports Car" the Chevrolet Corvette from (GM) has been a staple in American muscle and sports car history. The Corvette was first built in 1953 at General Motors (GM) facilities in Flint, Michigan and to this day, lives on as one one of the world's elite sports cars.
Given the historical and legendary reputation of the Corvette, TheStreet compiled a list of some of the best, most valuable, newest and famous Corvettes of all-time.
Editors' pick: Originally published August 11.
The Corvette has come a long way since 1953. Here's a look at the newest models on the market today and those coming in the near future.
Automotive research firm Edmunds.com complied some of the best Corvettes ever built, entitled "Chevrolet's Most Spectacular Two-Seaters."
In a list generated by CNN Money, here are some of the most well-known and valuable Corvettes around today.
Valued at $209,700
Valued at $300,000
Valued at $478,000
Valued at between $6 million and $8 million
These are the beautiful American automotive machines that command the most money.
Sold for: $1.4 million
Sold for: $2.86 million
Sold for: $3.4 million
Sold for: $3.85 million
From Austin Powers to Star Trek, the Corvette has had its fair share of moments on the big screen. Here's a look at some of the more memorable ones.
The 1955 film noir starring Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, and Paul Stewart features this 1954 beast.
This 70's spy movie starring Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, and Antonio Fargas features this 1973 Corvette Stingray.
The 2009 rendition of Star Trek, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Leonard Nimoy features a 1965 all-American machine.
The 1988 film starring Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, and Liam Neeson boasts the classic RC 'Vette, which blows up a real Mercedes-Benz in the film.
The funky spy movie starring Michael Meyers would not be complete without Austin's star-spangled C2 Corvette.