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1956 Chevrolet

Corvette

1956 Chevrolet

Corvette

Brought back from near extinction, the Corvette returned better than ever in 1956. Now featuring concave sides with two-tone option, outside door handles, roll-up windows, and an optional removable hardtop, the Corvette was also the most civilized to date, and indeed caught the public’s eye. The sloppy 6-cylinder was dropped for the more powerful and fuel efficient Turbo-Fire 265 V8, and when mated to the close-ratio 3-speed manual gearbox, it offered a great package for sports car enthusiasts.

GM’s design change and increase in power provided the foundation for what the Corvette dynasty would be built upon with increasing sales year-to-year for the next decade.



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Performance Specs

Available Engines
V8

265ci

2x4bbl

240 hp

V8

265ci

2x4bbl

225 hp

V8

265ci

1x4bbl

210 hp

Transmissions
  • 2-Speed Powerglide Automatic
  • 3-Speed Manual
Engine
0 to 60 MPH
Quarter Mile
Source

265ci/225hp

7.5 sec

15.9 sec @ 91 mph

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Paint & Color

Exterior Colors

Arctic Blue

Aztec Copper

Onyx Black

Polo White

Silver

Venetian Red

Cascade Green

Interior Colors

Red

Beige

Production Numbers

Corvette

3,467

Total Production

3,467

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