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1955 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1953 - 1962
Price : $2,800-$3,000
Weight : 2695 lbs | 1222.431 kg
Chassis Range : VE55S001001 - VE55S001700

Performance

0-60 mph : 8.7 seconds.
1/4 Mile : 16.3 seconds.
Top Speed : 117 mph | 188.253 km/h

Power

Inline 6
Displacement : 3859 cc | 235.5 cu in. | 3.9 L.
Power : 155 BHP (114.08 KW) @ 4200 RPM
Torque :223 Ft-Lbs (302 NM) @ 2400 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 90 mm.
Stroke : 3.9 in | 100 mm.
Compression : 8.0:1
Main Bearings : 4
Valvetrain : 12 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
3 Carter 1-barrel 3706989 carburetor
V 8
Displacement : 4343 cc | 265.0 cu in. | 4.3 L.
Power : 195 BHP (143.52 KW) @ 5000 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 95 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Compression : 8.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Rochester 4-barrel Model 7008005
Transmission:
2 Automatic Floor Shift Powerglide , 3 Manual

Production Figures

Total Chevrolet Production for 1955 : 1,704,667
Total 1955 Corvette C1 production : 700
1955 Chevrolet Corvette C1

Dimensions

Roadster - Six Cylinder
Fuel Capacity : 17.3 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 167.0 in | 4242 mm.
Width : 72.2 in | 1835 mm.
Height : 51.3 in | 1302 mm.
Wheelbase : 102.0 in | 2591 mm.
Front Track : 57.0 in | 1448 mm.
Rear Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.
Ground Clearance : 6.0 in | 152 mm.

Roadster V-8
Price : $3,000
Weight : 2900 lbs | 1315.418 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 167.0 in | 4242 mm.
Width : 72.8 in | 1849 mm.
Height : 51.0 in | 1295 mm.
Wheelbase : 102.0 in | 2591 mm.
Front Track : 57.0 in | 1448 mm.
Rear Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Coil springs, tube shocks and stabilizer

Rear : Leaf springs, tube shocks and solid axle

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 6.70 x 15

1955 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $1,900
Avg. Household Income : $4,130
Avg. Home : $10,950
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.23

The 1955 Chevrolet Corvette C1 measures 72.24 inches in width, The 1955 Chevrolet Corvette C1 measures 167.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 102.00 inches.

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