SSX Windscreen Design
The SSX windscreen design is an updated and customized version of the windscreens used on the experimental Chevrolet SS® produced in 1957. On close inspection of the Chevrolet® version you’ll notice it’s more of a bolt-on afterthought. The SSX windscreen design is an integral part of the design of the Exotic Vette Concepts SSX prototype.
The “SS®” experimental show car built for display of cars at the 1956 New York Auto Show demonstrates what Zora Arkus-Duntov really wanted to see produced. Bob Alford redesigned the entire 1957 Corvette from top to bottom. Nothing was left untouched, unmodified, or uncustomized.
GM designers, Harley Earl and Zora Arkus-Duntov had GM customized a 1956 Corvette so it could be show-cased as a proto-type for Chevrolet’s® 1957 Corvette SS®. This one-of-a kind show car was first displayed for public viewing at the NEW YORK AUTO SHOW held in December 1956.
It was a roadster with an aircraft double-cockpit style windscreen design. The car toured all major cities in the US during the 1957 model year to entice Corvette® buyers and to introduce the new Ramjet Fuel Injection system. This was the first time the SS® model was publicized. The Super Sport® brand was born by Chevrolet® and perfected by Exotic Vette Concepts.
Below you can enjoy the historical photos of the very first original “Corvette SS®.