1957 Chevrolet Corvette



Classic - Car


FACTORY BASE PRICE- UNDER $3,500 FOR A 1957 CORVETTE. 220hp engine with three speed Manual transmission
TODAY PRICE- FOR A 2 DR COUPE 2003 CORVETTE - OVER $45,000.

  • There were 6,339 Corvette produced for the 1957 Corvette Model year.
  • The 1957 Corvette was the first car ever to combine fuel injection with a 4- speed manual transmission.
  • The 1957 vette weighed AROUND 2,800lbs. or less
  • No Seat belts were installed on Vettes
  • Power to Burn ... The 1957 Corvette packed more excitement than anything else that Chevrolet had on wheels in 57'
  • In 1957, 43 Vettes were equipped with the RPO 579E 283 horsepower engine. Now the Corvette could reach 60mph in 6.4 seconds.
  • Some Vettes were equipped with Heavy Duty Racing Suspension Optional
  • Interior Colors were Red, and Beige.


  • CHASSIS DIMENSIONS
    • Wheelbase - 102 inches
    • Overall length - 167 inches


  • 7 Exterior colors for the 1957 Corvette were:
    • Aztec Copper
    • Polo White
    • Onyx Black
    • Artic Blue
    • Cascade Green
    • Inca Silver
    • Venetian Red


  • Standard features were:
    • all vinyl bucket seats 3
    • spoke steering wheel
    • electric clock
    • tachometer
    • carpeting
    • outside rear-view mirror
    • dual exhaust


  • 1957 Corvette Options:
    • Heater
    • Powerglide Transmission
    • Detachable hardtop
    • Power Folding Top
    • Courtesy Lights
    • (Motorola) AM Radio, signal seeking
    • Whitewall Tires 6.70x15
    • Windshield Washers
    • Parking Brake Alarm
    • Auxiliary Hardtop
    • Power Windows
    • Two Tone Paint
    • Wheels, 15x5.5


  • TRANSMISSION
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    • 3 speed manual standard Transmission, close ratio.
    • 4 speed manualOptional
    • 2 speed auto Optional


  • Rear Axle on the 57' Vettes
    • Positraction Rear Axle 3.70:1 Optional
    • Positraction Rear Axle 4.11:1 Optional
    • Positraction Rear Axle 4.56:1 Optional


  • The 57 CORVETTES had 220 Horsepower to 283 Horsepower depending on the options chosen.
    • 283 cubic inch V-8, 283hp Engine (Fuel Injection) Optional
    • 283 cubic inch V-8, 270hp Engine (Carter dual 4 barrels carburetor) Optional
    • 283 cubic inch V-8, 250hp Engine ( Fuel Injection ) Optional
    • 283 cubic inch V-8, 245hp Engine ( Carter four barrel )Optional
    • 283 cubic inch V-8, 220hp Engine (5000rpm standard) three speed Manual transmission and 2 barrel carburetor



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