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1958-1962 CHEVROLET Corvette C1 specifications

1958-1962 CHEVROLET Corvette C1 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Evolved styling provides a more aggressive face, along with more efficient (and trendy) twin headlamps. Power rose again, with even base models getting 230bhp, though a golden rule for Corvettes (then and now) is the higher the quoted power output, the more you pay; to which might be added: and the more you wonder about the wisdom of trying to control up to 290bhp on 5.5in crossply tyres. The 1961 model brought new ducktail rear styling, and the following year engine saw capacity increased to 5.3 litres/327ci, with up to 360bhp.

Production

  • Production:
    54,569
  • Price (excellent)
    £40,000
  • Price (good):
    £34,000
  • Price (average):
    £21,000
  • Price (project):
    £15,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    5.9secs
  • Top speed:
    131.0mph
  • Power:
    270.0bhp
  • Torque:
    285.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbones, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Solid axle with longitudinal leaf springs
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4500mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2590mm
  • Width:
    1850mm
  • Height:
    1298mm
  • Weight:
    1397kgs

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