1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel-Injected ConvertibleSOLD

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel-Injected Convertible

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM’s Amelia Island event, March 9, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Amelia Island.

Estimate:
$100,000 - $125,000 US

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

283 bhp, 283 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine with Rochester fuel injection, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live axle rear suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102 in.


Fuel-injected 283/283 V-8
Numerous options
Both hard and soft tops

Having found itself under the guidance of Zora Arkus Duntov in 1956, the Corvette, now a true no-excuses sports car, was rejuvenated slightly for 1957. Styling changes were minimal, but the list of powertrain and comfort options was continually ever-growing and even more tempting to the prospective Corvette owner. There were new colors, power accessories, and creature comforts, and under the hood, the freshly enlarged 283-cubic inch V-8 could be had with two different four-barrel carburetors and two different fuel-injection options. The hottest, and therefore the most desirable, variant produced one-horsepower-per-cubic-inch of displacement—283 galloping ponies. That was an earthshaking number for an American automobile, particularly one that was so small and light..

Reference Number 211738

as of 3/12/2013

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