Often billed as America’s sports car, the Corvette has been in continuous production since 1953, when just 300 were built. Every one of those were white and powered by a six-cylinder engine. Since 1955, all Corvettes have had V-8 power. Throughout the model’s history, all Corvettes have been two-seaters with a composite body and front-engine, rear-drive layout -- though that will change with the next generation, when a mid-engine Corvette arrives. While not necessarily the fastest or best-handling performance car on the market, the iconic Corvette has always enjoyed a loyal fan base and remains something of a bargain compared to more exotic alternatives.