I hate the new Corvettes. They remind me of a formerly attractive movie star that's just gone to seed, all bloated and tacky, a shade of their former self. If a car design could die of a drug overdose in a seedy motel off the strip, the new Corvette would do it.
In contrast, this ill-fated Pininfarina-styled Corvette from the '60s is so beautiful it makes me want to weep. It's a long story, but the short of it is that GM made some Corvette bodies available to Pininfarina back in 1963, and the Rondine concept, as it came to be known, was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show that year. And everyone...hated it. By 1964 the plug was pulled and the concept never saw production.
You can read the full depressing tale at Corvette Fever, see more beautiful photos of the car at Ultimate Car Page, and read about a 2008 auction where a Pininfarina-Museum-housed version sold for $1.76 mil at Autoblog.