Chevrolet Corvette C1

sports car

The Chevrolet Corvette C1 is the first generation of the Chevrolet Corvette produced from 1953 to 1962.

Chevrolet Corvette (C1)
Chevrolet Corvette C1 front-right 2016 Shanghai Auto Museum.jpg
1954 Corvette
Overview
ManufacturerThe Chevrolet Division of General Motors
ProductionJune 1953–July 1962
Model years1953–1962
Assembly
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2-door convertible
LayoutFR layout
RelatedChevrolet Corvette Scaglietti Coupe
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase102 in (2,600 mm) (1953–1962)
Length
  • 167.3 in (4,250 mm) (1953–1955)
  • 168 in (4,300 mm) (1956–1957)
  • 177.2 in (4,500 mm) (1958–1962)
Width
  • 69.8 in (1,770 mm) (1953–1955)
  • 70.5 in (1,790 mm) (1956–1957)
  • 72.8 in (1,850 mm) (1958–1961)
  • 70.4 in (1,790 mm) (1962)
Height
  • 51.5 in (1,310 mm) (1953–1957)
  • 51 in (1,300 mm) (1958–1962)
Curb weight
  • 2,886 lb (1,309 kg) (1953–1954, 1956)
  • 2,805 lb (1,272 kg) (1955)
  • 2,849 lb (1,292 kg) (1957)
  • 2,926 lb (1,327 kg) (1958)
  • 2,975 lb (1,349 kg) (1959)
  • 2,985 lb (1,354 kg) (1960–1961)
  • 3,065 lb (1,390 kg) (1962)
Chronology
SuccessorChevrolet Corvette (C2)

In 1963 it became the Chevrolet Corvette C2.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "1955 Corvette Brochure". Oldcarbrochures.com. p. 4. Retrieved 2013-01-28.