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  Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced from:1953 - 1955
Numbers built:1953: 300
1954: 3640
1955: 700
Introduced at:1953 Motorama
Price new:$3,760
Internal name:C1
Designed by:Harley Earl / in-house
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Blue Flame Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 3,859 cc / 235.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 90.5 mm (3.6 in) / 100.0 mm (3.9 in)
Compression 8.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Carter 2066S Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 150 bhp / 112 KW @ 4,200 rpm
BHP/Liter 39 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis fibreglass body on steel frame chassis
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox Powerglide 3 speed Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,309 kilo / 2,886 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,249 mm (167.3 in) / 1,773 mm (69.8 in) / 1,308 mm (51.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,591 mm (102 in) / 1,448 mm (57 in) / 1,494 mm (58.8 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.11 bhp / kg
0-60 mph 11.0 s

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