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1953 CORVETTE

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Each 1953 Corvette was virtually hand-built and a lot of minor changes were made during the production run.

The new 1953 Corvette had

The interior featured

All of the first-year cars were Polo White with Sportsman Red interiors.

All had black canvas convertible tops which manually folded into a storage space behind the seats.

Other 1953-only features included

Short exhaust extensions were used on all '53s (and early '54s) because they were prone to drawing exhaust fumes into the car through the vent windows.

A black oilcloth window storage bag was provided to protect the 1953 Corvette's removable plastic side windows when stowed in the trunk.

V.I.N. NUMBERS

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
2934 2934
1953 Corvette

2-dr. Roadster
2 passenger

$2774 2705 lb 300

ENGINE

Engine type six-cylinder, inline, overhead valve unit
Block cast iron block.
Displacement 235.5 cid (3.9 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.56 in. (90mm) x 3.93 in. (100mm)
Compression 8.0:1.
Power 150 brake hp @ 4200 rpm.
Ignition single breaker point.
Carburetor Three Carter Type YH one-barrel Model 2066S on the early models
and Model 2055S on later models.

CHASSIS

Wheelbase 102 inches (2.591 m)
Overall length 167 inches (4.242 m)
Front tread 57 inches (1.448 m)
Rear tread 58.8 inches (1.494 m)
Wheels steel disk
Tires 6.70x15
Front suspension coil springs with tubular shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear suspension Leaf springs, tube shocks and solid rear axle
Brakes Drum on all four wheels
Axle ratio 3.55:1

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