The real star of the early 1960s hit show “Route 66” was the Corvette. Main characters Tod and Buz cruised the open highway in search of adventure, somehow getting a new Corvette every year. Chevrolet was the series’ main sponsor and the partnership resulted in a starry image for the Corvette. While Corvette sales benefited from the exposure, improvements in performance options continued to make the Vette the American car of choice for sport driving enthusiasts of the era or for those trying to look the part. The most potent option, the 283 Fuelie, would put out 290 horsepower. Connected to a four-speed with Positraction, performance was the best in the business. On the outside there were few changes to make the 1960 model stand out from its predecessors or later models until the Corvette Sting Ray was released in 1963.