Chevrolet Corvette (Paperback)

Gold Portfolio 1953-1962

By R.M. Clarke

Brooklands Books Ltd, 9781855200296, 172pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 1990

List Price: 35.95*
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Description

The six-cylinder Corvettes of 1953-1955 were expensive and lacked the performance required. In 1955, the V8 engine was introduced which was to revolutionize the Corvette. The 1956 model established the real reputation for the marque with the manual transmission and new styling. Also incorporated were chassis and drivetrain improvements. The 1957 car was the first American production car with fuel injection. Production rates picked up in 1962 so that manufacture could more match demand. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, drive reports, model introductions, technical and specification data, engines & suspension. Models covered include: Six, V8, SR-2, XP-64, 230, 245, 250, 270, 290, 315, 327.