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1968 almost had a mid-engine (Read 56 times)
Aug 9th, 2019 at 1:50am

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Hey Alan, Scott! In 1968 they toyed with having a mid-engine then... and it looked pretty good. Kept the Corvette sweeping fender look too. Here are pics of what they called

1968 Chevrolet Astro II Experimental

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https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/gm-vehicle-collection/1968_Chevrolet_Astro_II_E...

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1JZAP_enUS815US815&q=1968+Chevrolet+Astro+II...
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Reply #1 - Aug 9th, 2019 at 4:14am

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That car blows to new corvette away in design...looks like they haven't come to far in 50 years.  The new one looks like a souped up Fiero to me. Can you imagine detailing a new corvette. Talk about places for dirt to hide not to mention all the problems they're gonna have with things going wrong. Remember it's the GM way let the customers find the problems.
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Reply #2 - Aug 9th, 2019 at 12:47pm

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that was probably the best looking concept car designed and Zora-Arkus Duntov pushed hard to produce a mid-engine Corvette the closest he came was in 1972, they had an actual car at the autoshows and gave out specs and even talked about the car's practicality. but, alas, it wasn't meant to be, Duntov retired in 1975 and it was front engine rear drive with just an occassional foray into talk of a mid-engine car, Road & Track even published a whole magazine dedicated to the all new 1973 mid-engine Corvette.
................Chris  Smiley
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