1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Specifications

These are standard specifications for the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1, not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).
Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1953 - 1962
Price : $3,630
Weight : 2800 lbs | 1270.059 kg
Chassis Range : J58S001001 - J58S10968
0-60 mph : 9.2 seconds.
Turbocharged V 8
Displacement : 4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 230 BHP (169.28 KW) @ 4800 RPM
Torque :300 Ft-Lbs (407 NM) @ 3000 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 98 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Compression : 9.5:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
Carter Type WCFB 4-barrel carburetor
V 8
Displacement : 4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 245 HP (180.32 KW)
Bore : 3.9 in | 98 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Turbocharged V 8
Displacement : 5703 cc | 348.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.
Power : 250 BHP (184 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Torque :305 Ft-Lbs (414 NM) @ 3800 RPM
Bore : 4.1 in | 105 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 83 mm.
Compression : 9.5:1
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
4-Barrel Carburetor
V 8
Displacement : 4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 270 HP (198.72 KW)
Bore : 3.9 in | 98 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
2 4-barrel carburetors
V 8
Displacement : 4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
Power : 290 BHP (213.44 KW) @ 6200 RPM
Torque :290 Ft-Lbs (393 NM) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 98 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
Direct Fuel Injection
Transmission:
3 Manual Floor Shift , 2 Automatic Powerglide , 4 Manual

1st Gear : 3.7:1
2nd Gear : 4.11:1
3rd Gear : 4.56:1
Total Chevrolet Production for 1958 : 1,142,460
Total 1958 Corvette C1 production : 9,168
1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1
Convertible 2 dr. 2 P : 9,168

Convertible

Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 177.2 in | 4501 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.
Interior
Front Headroom : 34.7 in | 881 mm.
Front Legroom : 46.5 in | 1181 mm.
Front Hip Room : 21.5 in | 546 mm.
Front Shoulder Room : 49.4 in | 1255 mm.

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 5.70 x 15

1958 Averages
Avg. Household Income : $4,600
Avg. Home : $12,750
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.25

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Q: What is the wheelbase size of the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1? A: The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 has a wheelbase size of 102.00 inches.

Q: What is the length of the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1? A: The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 has a length of 177.20 inches.

Q: What is the width of the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1? A: The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 has a width of 72.80 inches.

Q: How much headroom does the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 have?A: The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 has 34.70 inches of headroom.

Q: How much legroom does the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 have?A: The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 has legroom of 46.50 inches.

Q: How much did the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 cost when new?A: The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 had a base price of approximately $3,630 (USD).

Q: What is the bodystyle of the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1? A: The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 was a Convertible.

Q: What tires did the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 have? A: The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 had 5.70 x 15 tires.

Q: How many vehicles did Chevrolet produce in 1958? A: Chevrolet produced 1,142,460 automobiles in 1958.

Q: How many 1958 Corvette C1s were produced? A: Chevrolet produced 9,168 examples of the Corvette C1 in 1958.

Q: What engines did the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 have? A: The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 had the following engine options: Turbocharged V 8 (4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.) with 230 BHP (169.28 KW) @ 4800 RPM and 300 Ft-Lbs (407 NM) @ 3000 RPM
  • V 8 (4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.) with 245 HP (180.32 KW)
  • Turbocharged V 8 (5703 cc | 348.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.) with 250 BHP (184 KW) @ 4400 RPM and 305 Ft-Lbs (414 NM) @ 3800 RPM
  • V 8 (4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.) with 270 HP (198.72 KW)
  • V 8 (4638 cc | 283.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.) with 290 BHP (213.44 KW) @ 6200 RPM and 290 Ft-Lbs (393 NM) @ 4400 RPM
  • Q: What transmissions did the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 have? A: The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 had the following gearbox options: 3 speed Manual Floor Shift, 2 speed Automatic Powerglide, 4 speed Manual.

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