1955 Corvette Specifications

Nearly all the 1955 Corvettes packed Chevy's brilliant new small-block V-8, signaled by an exaggerated "V" in the bodyside namescript. A newly optional three-speed manual transmission also helped make that year's Corvette a much more exciting performer. Here are the specifications for the 1955 Corvette:

Only 700 Corvettes were built for 1955.
Only 700 Corvettes were built for 1955.

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Wheelbase, inches 102.0
Length, inches
167.0
Width, inches
72.2
Track, inches
front: 57.0 rear: 59.0
Height, inches
51.3
Curb Weight, pounds
2,910

Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
6.70x15

Brakes
front: 11-inch drum
rear: 11-inch drum

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.55:1

Engine Specifications

Typeohv I-6ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch3.85/235.5
4.34/265.0
Bore x stroke, inches3.56 x 3.953.75 x 3.00
Fuel Management3 Carter sidedraft
Carter 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm150 @ 4200195 @ 5000
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot223 @ 2400260 @ 3000

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
195 hp, Powerglide
0-60 mph, sec
8.7
0-100 mph, sec
24.7
1/4-mile, sec
16.5

(Source: Road & Track)

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible, six-cylinder
700*
$2,774.00
2-door convertible, V-8

2,909.00

*700 combined production

Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
Directional Signal
700
$16.75
Heater 700
91.40
AM Radio, signal seeking 700
145.15
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15 700
26.90
Powerglide Automatic Transmission 625
178.35
Parking Brake Alarm 700
5.65
Courtesy Lights 700
4.05
Windshield Washer700
11.85

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Polo White
325
Pennant Blue
45
Corvette Copper
15
Gypsy Red
180
Harvest Gold
120


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