Chevrolet Corvette Service Repair Manuals


1955 CORVETTE

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Corvette styling remained the same as the 1954 model. This year, however, a V-8 engine was available

V.I.N. NUMBERS

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Engine Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
2934 2934 6-cyl
1955 Corvette

1955 Corvette
2-dr. Roadster
2 passenger

$2774 2705 lb 700
2934 2934 V-8 $2909 2870 lb

ENGINE

Feature 6-cylinder 8-cylinder
Type Inline 6 V-8
Valve type Overhead valve Overhead valve
Block Cast Iron Cast Iron
Displacement 235.5 cu. in. (3.846 liters) 265 cu. in. (4.344 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.56" x 3.93" (90.4 x 99.8mm) 3.75" x 3.00" (95.3 x 76.2mm)
Compression ratio 8.0:1 8.0:1
Brake HP 155 @ 4200 rpm 195 @ 5000 rpm
Main Bearings Four Five
Valve Lifters Solid Solid
Fuel supply Three Carter one-barrel carburetors Model 3706989 Rochester four-barrel carburetor Model 7008005

TRANSMISSION

Manual The three-speed manual transmission became standard late in the model year.
A single dry-plate clutch was used with it.
Automatic The two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission was optional

CHASSIS

Wheelbase 102 inches (2.591 m)
Overall length 167 inches (4.242 m)
Front tread 57 inches (1.448 m)
Rear tread 59 inches (1.499 m)
Wheels steel disk
Tires 6.70 x 15
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

OPTIONS

RPO FEATURE PRICE
100Q Polo White directional signals $16.75
100R Pennant Blue directional signals $16.75
101A Heater $91.40
102A Signal-seeking AM radio $145.15
422A Windshield washer $11.85
420A Parking brake alarm $5.65
313M Powerglide automatic transmission $178.35
290B 6.70 x 15 White sidewall tires $26.90
421A Courtesy light $4.05

HISTORICAL NOTES

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