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1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR Roadster Vehicle Profile

1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR photograph

1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR photograph

1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR photograph

1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR photograph

1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR photograph

1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR
Six production cars were built at St. Louis to satisfy Sebring race requirements for its 1956 effort. Two are known to still exist today. These cars were equipped with eleven SR (Special Racing) options including heavy duty suspension, cerametallic brake shoes and special drums and backing plates, Halibrand magnesium quick change wheels, Firestone Super Sport 170 tires plus the Duntov camshaft. First race optioned Corvettes produced and sold. First land speed car for Bruce Geisler, holder of 99 Bonneville records and 2003 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion Hall of Famer.

The car won 25 consecutive drag race meets in 1957 at Lions, San Gabriel, Pomona, Colton and Kahuku, Hawaii. The car set a speed record at El Mirage Dry lake on September 22, 1957 reaching 126.93 mph. Used to bring Betty Skelton into the Hall of Fame at the National Corvette Museum.



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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR1 Tribute
Chassis#: E56S003004
Sold for USD$96,250
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction
 

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Chevrolet Corvette SR Vehicle Profiles
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Model Year: 1956
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