Corvette-o-philes know the first-generation Corvette wasn't a muscle car — it was a European-style roadster with Jaguar in its sights. Under the fiberglass hood was an inline six, dubbed "Blue Flame." But in 1955, sales were off. The Corvette needed a transfusion — and it got one.
The seventh running of the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1957 has a lot going for it as the best-looking motor race ever. For starters, the car and the man above: World War II hero John Fitch driving Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Corvette SS.