1961-69 Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark/Manta Ray

1961-69 Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark/Manta Ray

While skin-diving in the Bahamas GM styling chief William Mitchell spotted a sleek shark gliding by. Inspired by its lines, he incorporated elements of the predator’s “design” into a series of concept cars that later became blueprints for the marque’s production cars. In particular, Chevrolet’s 1961-65 Mako Shark concepts influenced Corvette design for a couple decades. 

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