A rare brochure showing the development of the Aerovette. It was first known as the Four-Rotor Corvette because it was designed to have a four-rotor rotary engine. Because of emissions and fuel economy issues, GM scrapped the rotary engine, and they replaced with a 350 V8 in the Aerovette. It was also known as the Paris Corvette. The entire brochure is presented here. The appearance is muted because in the original piece the photos were posterized, and the brochure was printed in muted tones on colored stock.
That’s a Tom Semple rendering in the upper left corner. Photo top center shows Bill Mitchell and Chuck Jordan. Designers pictured are Randy Wittine and John Quincy Adams.
Ron Simms is in the photo in the upper left. Upper right on the right is Jerry Palmer.