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1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1

The body of the 1957 Corvette was unchanged from the 1956 version. The base price was increased slightly to $3,176. The heater, the cars most popular option, still had not become standard equipment.

An SS version was produced to race at Sebring. This car had bigger brakes, engine modifications, and other racing-inspired improvements. The Corvette qualification went well and was placed near the front of the pack. Unfortunately, after 23 laps the car was un-drivable and had to retire from the race. A rear-bushing had failed after the eighth lap.


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1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chevrolet pulled something amazing out of the hat for 1957: Fuel Injection. First run in 1956 at the Sebring race, the Rochester Ramjet injection was an innovation that solved the fuel starvation problem caused by sloshing under high cornering with ....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

An Engineering Milestone: 283 Cubic Inches/283 Horsepower!
When Chevrolet unveiled the two-seat Corvette in 1953, critics loved the Motorama-show-car styling, but panned the lackluster powertrain (a Chevy six and a two-speed Powerglide auto....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E57S 105626
Engine Num: F424 EG VC

This 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 Christies auction of 'Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.' It is red with red interior and white soft top. The engine is a 265 cubic-inch V8 capable of produci....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E57S101475

This 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $75,000 - $85,000. It was offered without reserve. It is fitted with a V8 engi....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E575106130

This Corvette was rescued from the wrecking yard near Chicago by Lew Draper in 1962. Together with Doane Motor mechanics and Chevrolet parts, they built a B-production racer that Lew drove very successfully for the next couple of seasons. The car wa....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E575106007

This 1957 Chevrolet Corvette features RPO big brakes, a 4.11 rear end, and a 283 cubic-inch Rochester fuel-injection system. It was originally a drag racing car in the Oakland Bay area in the 1960s and 1970s It began vintage racing in the Northwest....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chevrolet decided there was no need to change the handsome styling of the 1957 Vette, but they upped the performance by boring the V-8 to 283 cubic inch. This came in five versions offering 220 bhp up to an amazing 283 bhp, the latter courtesy of ne....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E857104007

This is a very unusual car. It was made for racing and it is the earliest known of the 43 legendary RPO 579D 'air box' factory built production line race cars. Race modifications to the car consisted of heavy duty springs, heavy duty shocks and bra....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

When Chevrolet unveiled the two-seat Corvette in 1953, industry critics loved the Motorama-show-car styling, but panned the lackluster powertrain (a Chevy six and a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission).....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: 6338

This is the only known original GM production; fully race optioned 270 horsepower 1957 Corvette. It is currently believed that Chevrolet's Zora Arkus-Duntov oversaw the production of only 43, RPO 684, 1957 racecars, and apparently this is the only on....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E57S104387

For 1957, the 283 cubic-inch lightweight and durable small block engine was complimented with competition options such as a Racing Suspension package with high performance sintered metallic brake linings. Wide wheels, Positraction rear axles in three....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E57S102540

This 1957 Corvette is fitted with RPO 579 B/E 283 horsepower V8 engine with Rochester fuel injection system. It is an original California black-plate car with a rust-free chassis. It was given a frame-off restoration and is finished in Venetian Red....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E57S102825

The Corvette, under the guidance of Zora Arkus Duntov, was rejuvenated slightly for 1957. Styling changes were minimal, but the list of powertrain and comfort options was continually ever-growing. There were new colors, power accessories, and creatur....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

This 1957 Corvette Airbox is one of only 43 such vehicles produced by General Motors.....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

The 1957 Corvette was a continuation of the previous year design but now featured an overhead valve 283 cubic-inch V-8 that developed 220 horsepower. Dual exhausts, tachometer, vinyl-trimmed bucket seats and a three-spoke competition steering wheel w....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E57S105940

The 1957 Chevrolet Corvette was available with optional Rochester Ram Jet fuel injection, which boosted horsepower to 283 BHP, giving it the magical 1-horsepower-per-cubic-inch mark. For the first time, a new 4-speed manual transmission was offered. ....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E57S106241

This Corvette has a well-documented race history dating from the Santa Barbara road races in 1965. The Corvette has a 1965-1966 SCCA B Production race history and a 1966-1967 NHRA/AHRA D Production drag racing history plus a long vintage racing histo....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Convertible

Many consider the 1957 the best of the first generation Corvettes. It was a year of many firsts. Although launched in 1953, it was the upgraded 1956 model that clearly established that Chevrolet was indeed in the sports car business. Much sportier th....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: E57S102166

Corvette styling for 1957 was unchanged from the previous year, but the big news was the optional fuel-injection. This allowed the Corvette to boast one horsepower for every cubic-inch, making it one of the fastest cars on the road with a top speed o....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Convertible

This Corvette is finished in Venetian Red and Shoreline Beige. It is one of 6,339 built in 1957 and had a base price of $3,176.32. Power is from a 283 cubic-inch engine offering 250 horsepower. The fuel injection setup was an additional $484.20 upgra....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Convertible

1957 was the first year that fuel injection was available in a Corvette. Horsepower and displacement were both 283 on cars with the 'fuelie' option. A 4-speed manual transmission, like the one in this car, replaced the 3-speed gearbox in April 1957. ....[continue reading]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Convertible

The performance of the 1957 Corvette at Sebring gained international attention and proved that the Corvette was a serious sports car capable of winning races. Sixty cars entered the race, but only 24 finished and three of those were Corvettes. During....[continue reading]

Roadster
 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: E57S 105626 
Roadster
Chassis #: E57S101475 
Roadster
Chassis #: E575106130 
Roadster
Chassis #: E575106007 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: E857104007 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: 6338 
Roadster
Chassis #: E57S104387 
Roadster
Chassis #: E57S102540 
Roadster
Chassis #: E57S102825 
Roadster
 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: E57S105940 
Roadster
Chassis #: E57S106241 
Convertible
 
Convertible
Chassis #: E57S102166 
Convertible
 
Convertible
 
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