1957 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 : $3,460
Weight : 2735 lbs | 1240.575 kg
Chassis Range : E56S001001 - E56S004467

Performance

0-60 mph : 5.7 seconds.
1/4 Mile : 14.3 seconds.
Top Speed : 132 mph | 212.388 km/h

Power

V 8 | Pushrod Valvetrain
Displacement : 4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 220 BHP (161.92 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Torque :300 Ft-Lbs (407 NM) @ 3000 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 99 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Compression : 9.5:1
V 8
Displacement : 4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 245 BHP (180.32 KW) @ 5000 RPM
Torque :300 Ft-Lbs (407 NM) @ 3800 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 99 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Compression : 9.5:1
2 4-barrel carburetors
V 8
Displacement : 4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 250 BHP (184 KW) @ 5000 RPM
Torque :305 Ft-Lbs (414 NM) @ 3800 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 99 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Compression : 9.5:1
V 8 | 2x4-bbl
Displacement : 4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 270 BHP (198.72 KW) @ 6000 RPM
Torque :285 Ft-Lbs (386 NM) @ 4500 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 99 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Compression : 9.5:1
V 8
Displacement : 4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 283 HP (208.288 KW) @ 6200 RPM
Torque :290 Ft-Lbs (393 NM) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 98 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Compression : 10.5:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Direct Fuel Injection
Transmission:
3 Manual Floor Shift , 4 Manual , Automatic

Production Figures

Total Chevrolet Production for 1957 : 1,515,177
Convertibles : 6,339

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 168.0 in | 4267 mm.
Width : 70.5 in | 1791 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.
Ground Clearance : 8.0 in | 203 mm.
Roadster
Weight : 2865 lbs | 1299.542 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 168.0 in | 4267 mm.
Width : 70.5 in | 1791 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.
Ground Clearance : 8.0 in | 203 mm.

Handling

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 6.70 x 15

Averages

Avg. Household Income : $4,550
Avg. Home : $12,220
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.24

The 1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 measures 70.50 inches in width, 168.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 102.00 inches.

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