Chevrolet builds 1.5 millionth Corvette

Chevrolet says that Corvette number 1,500,000, a white convertible with a red interior and a black top, has rolled off the automaker's Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly line. Outfitted in the same color scheme as the first, 500,000th and millionth Corvette, the latest car is expected to stay in General Motors' Heritage Collection.

"The 1.5 millionth Corvette is a great example of how Chevy is America's Brand," Chevrolet Marketing Director Karen Rafferty said in a statement released by the automaker. "For nearly 60 years we have built America's Sports Car and this milestone is a solid proof point."

The first production Corvette rolled off the assembly line on June 30, 1953, while the 500,000th car was built in 1977 and the one millionth in 1992.