1968 Stingray L88 Coupe, from Chapter 39: Preening the Shark
Despite struggling with internal divisions within GM, Zora Arkus-Duntov was able to take pride in a clear sign of success when the brand new third generation of the Corvette sold out its 1968 production run. In Chapter 39: Preening the Shark, Ludvigsen writes about the design, development and introduction of this new Corvette, commonly known as the C3 and seen here in this opening illustration by renowned automotive artist Steven Cavalieri of a Safari Yellow 1968 Stingray L88 Coupe.
1963 Corvette Grand Sport, from Chapter 30: Lightweights Go Racing
Frustrated by GM's adherence to the Automobile Manufacturers Association's 1957 ban on corporate support for automotive racing, to the detriment of the nascent Grand Sport Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov arranged for the five prototypes that had already been built to be made available to carefully selected race teams. Chapter 30: Lightweights Go Racing tells the story of the technical challenges these prototypes faced in their first racing season, with racing and technical illustrations like this cutaway of a 1963 Corvette Grand Sport by legendary automotive artist Yoshihiro Inomoto.