1957 Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette was introduced in 1953 as Chevy's first two-seater sports car. The original generation of the Corvette, which lasted from 1953 to 1962, is now referred to as the C1.
The 1956-57 Corvettes were a major styling change over the 1953-55 Corvettes. This included different front fenders with protruding headlights, a recessed side cove which was optionally painted a different color, and tapered rear fenders with recessed tail lights.
While the 56 and 57 Corvettes were virtually identical on the exterior, 1957 saw some significant changes, performance wise.
Displacement of the small block Chevy V-8 engine was enlarged from 265 to 283 cubic inches. It was also the first year that a 4-speed manual transmission was available. But most significantly, 1957 saw the introduction of the now famous fuel-injected engine. With 283 cubic inches, it was rated at 283 horsepower with solid lifters and 250 hp with hydraulic lifters.
1957 was also the last year of single headlights.
1957 Corvette Key Differences
Front fenders with protruding single headlights (not covered with a grill), and tapered rear fenders with recessed tail lights set the '56 and '57 Corvette apart from other years.
Key differences of the 1957 Corvette include the 283 cu in engine, available fuel injection, and the optional four-speed manual.
The 1956 and 1957 Corvettes are virtually the same on the exterior.
How to Identify a 1957 Corvette
1957 Corvette Grill
1957 Corvette Headlight
1957 Corvette Tail Light
1957 Corvette Rear Fenders
1957 Corvette Side Cove
1957 Corvette Fuel Injection
1957 Corvette Fuel Injection Emblem
1957 Corvette Front Emblem
1957 Corvette Trunk Emblem
1957 Corvette Dash
1957 Corvette Wheel
More 1957 Corvette Pictures
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