Chevrolet Corvette C1 [restyling] 4.3 Powerglide roadster (1956–1957)

Car model: Chevrolet (Chevrolet) Title: Chevrolet Model: Corvette Generation: C1 [restyling] roadster Modification: 4.3 Powerglide Year of issue: 1956-1957

Main characteristics


Front wheel track (mm) 1448
Wheelbase (mm) 2590
Height (mm) 1422
Width (mm) 1791
Rear wheel track (mm) 1500
Curb Weight (kg) 1298
Length (mm) 4267


Bore (mm) 95.2
Number of valves per cylinder 2
Number of cylinders Eight
Piston stroke (mm) 76.2
Maximum torque (N • m) 366
Maximum torque revolutions, max. (rpm) 3200
Maximum power speed, max. (rpm) 5200
Intake type Carburetor
Engine configuration V-shaped
Engine power (hp) 225
Engine capacity (cm3) 4339
Engine’s type Petrol


Number of steps 3
Drive unit Rear
Transmission Machine

Suspension and brakes:

Rear brakes Drum
Front brakes Drum
Rear suspension Independent, spring, lever, with hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers, with stabilizer bar
Front suspension Independent, lever, spring, with hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar

Performance indicators:

Fuel tank capacity (l) 62.1
Recommended fuel AI-92


Turning diameter (m) 11.3
Power steering Missing

Tires, wheels:

Discs Front Rear
Rim width 6.5 6.5
Rim diameter 15 15
Number of mounting holes Five Five
Tires Front Rear
Tire diameter 15 15