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C1

First generation corvette 1953-1962..
 
These pics are from different sites.. So they aren't mine..
just for the record :P

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1953 :  with only 300 produced, this beautiful corvtte roled of the assembly line on June 30th 1953, And came with only one colour, White with red interior.
the engine was a Blue flame 6 cylinder with
  • hp 150 @ 4500rpm
  • and a compression ratio of 8:1
  • Two speed powerglide

all 53's were convertible.

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1953 Corvette

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1954 : With 4 new colour's, the '54 came with a newer camshaft and longer  exhaust tips and a biege convertible soft top instead of the black in '53. the removable hardtop turned the cute convetible to a roadster in minutes.
engine:
  • 155hp @4500rpm
  • 0-60 in 11 seconds
  • price was $3523

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1955 : got two new colours, copper and gold. new tachometer that read 6500rpm. only 674 vette's built. the vette could reach 120mph! and 0-60 in 8.5 seconds.
specs:

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55 engine

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1956 : Got a newer design with a single headlight. a new V-8 that produced 245hp to make it jump from 0-60 in 8.9 seconds. 3 engines made:

 

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1957 : Same body design, same colours. just a bigger engine dissplacement. Base Price was $3465 with 5 different engines to choose from :

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57 vette

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1958 : 9168 vette's produced. with new dual head lights. this was the roadster of the year in the USA.. known for its black and white cove colour. base price started at $3631. and $215 for the hardtop. New instrument panels infront of the driver, and a 9 teeth grill.
Engine's for the '58 :

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59 vette..

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1959 : Just new interior design. and same engine specs. this '59 could do 0-60 in 7 seconds.

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1960 : With minimal body canges the vette's engine rose from 290hp to 315@6200 rpm and 295@5100 lb/torque and a compression ratoi of 11.0:1 . producion rose to 10,261 units. the 315 hp engine cost an extra 484.20$ over the base sticker price.

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1961 : Stayed the same except for the colours.
Final year for the coloured coves. also optional was direct flow exhuast and heavy duty suspension $333.40 .

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1962 :  The vette got supped up with a 327cid that gave it 360hp. not much change but looked more sophisticated with its single colour body paint & coves and chrome surroundings.
final year for the C1 and this design... this was the most popular vette with 14,531 units produced.
engine's were:

 

 

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