1963 - 1967 Corvette: Technical Article: The Other Corvette Body Builder - A.O. Smith Helps St. Louis Keep Up With Production


By John Hinckley, Corvette Enthusiast Magazine
Used here with permission.
Copyright John Hinckley, Corvette Enthusiast Magazine


Many new mid-year Corvette owners aren’t aware that there were TWO plants that built ’64-’67 Corvette bodies; half were built at St. Louis, and half were built under contract by the A.O. Smith Corporation in Ionia, Michigan. This month we’ll examine a brief history of A.O. Smith (and its predecessor, the Mitchell-Bentley Corporation), and describe the product they produced and shipped to St. Louis for final assembly.

This 4-page PDF document is linked below.



Article ID: 248
Created On: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Last Updated On: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 10:34 AM

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