In 1953, when Chevrolet introduced the Corvette to the masses, the very first model was a convertible, and was unveiled at the GM Motorama. It was originally designed as just a show car specifically for the New York Auto Show. It received such a positive response from the public, that Chevrolet decided to make it available to the public. The first Chevrolet Corvette convertible was available for public purchase on June 30 1953.