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The 1950s Corvettes Channel covers the top Corvette models of the decade. See pictures and view what's under the hoods of 1950s Corvettes.

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1955 Corvette

The 1955 Corvette introduced a V-8 engine that greatly improved performance but wasn't enough to bolster sales. The V-8 option that was a boon to performance also had little sales impact. Learn more about this classic car.

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  • 1953 Corvette
    1953 Corvette

    The 1953 Corvette was rushed into production and stumbled coming out of the gate, getting mixed reviews. However, the Corvette was quite a good sports car performance-wise. Explore the birth of this world-class sports car. See more »

  • 1954 Corvette
    1954 Corvette

    The 1954 Corvette featured small but significant improvements over the 1953 model. A revised camshaft boosted the 235.5-cubic-inch six by five bhp to 155. Follow the progression of this world-class sports car. See more »

  • 1955 Corvette
    1955 Corvette

    The 1955 Corvette introduced a V-8 engine that greatly improved performance but wasn't enough to bolster sales. The V-8 option that was a boon to performance also had little sales impact. Learn more about this classic car. See more »

  • 1956 Corvette
    1956 Corvette

    The 1956 Corvette was restyled inside and out to look and operate better than its predecessor. All the former version's inferior elements were removed and the superior ones were now emphasized. See how Corvette finally came of age. See more »

  • 1957 Corvette
    1957 Corvette

    The 1957 Corvette sold 6,339 units -- an 80 percent improvement. In almost any form, the '57 Corvette delivered certifiably staggering performance. Learn what new features and options made this classic car so popular. See more »

  • 1958 Corvette
    1958 Corvette

    The 1958 Corvette received positive praise due to its economical price and solid performance. The ‘58 Corvette, though heavier than the previous year's model, boasted several improvements. Learn more about this Corvette. See more »

  • 1959 Corvette
    1959 Corvette

    The 1959 Corvette had a cleaned-up look and a smoother, faster ride. The Corvette was equipped with a 290-bhp engine capable of a 128 mph top speed. Learn about the small but significant changes Chevy made to its classic car. See more »

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