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Chevrolet’s Thunderbird? Almost.

four-seat 1963 split-window Corvette

by Michael Lamm. A four-place split-window Corvette? It nearly happened. Chevrolet, before giving birth to the celebrated 1963 coupe, seriously considered tapping into the success of the four-seater Thunderbird. T-Bird sales tripled in 1958 when Ford added a back seat. Chevrolet was feeling pressure to head in the same direction. “Basically it was Ed Cole’s…

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