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1957 Corvette

The 1957 Corvette was the first car ever to combine fuel injection with a four speed manual transmission. Engine displacement increased to 283ci and the most powerful option engine developed 283hp, one horsepower for every cubic inch! After winning a few major races in 1957, sales for the year jumped to a total of 6,339 units, up from 3,467 for 1956.



Wheelbase: 102" Track: 57" Front / 58.8" Rear Height: 51" Over Hardtop
Length: 168" Width: 70.5" Curb Weight: 2,849 lbs.
Tire Size: 6.70x15" Fuel Tank: 16.4 gal. Plant: St. Louis, MO
Serial Numbers: E57S001001 through E57S106339


Corvette Options in 1957
 Code 
Description
Quantity
MSRP
2934
Base Corvette Convertible

6,339

$3,176.00

101
Heater

5,373

118.40

102
AM Radio

3,635

199.10

107
Parking Brake Alarm

1,873

5.40

108
Courtesy Lights

2,489

8.65

109
Windshield Washers

2,555

11.85

276
Wheels 15x5.5"

51

15.10

290
Whitewall Tries

5,019

31.60

303
3-Speed Manual Transmission

2,886

0.00

313
Powerglide Transmission

1,393

188.30

419
Auxiliary Hardtop

4,055

215.20

426
Power Windows

379

59.20

440
Two Tone Paint

2,797

19.40

469A
283ci 245hp Engine 2 4bbl. Carbs

2,045

150.65

469C
283ci 270hp Engine 2 4Bbl Carbs.

1,621

182.95

473
Power Operated Folding Top

2,682

139.90

579A
283ci 250hp Engine Fuel Injection

182

484.20

579B
283ci 283hp Engine Fuel Injection

713

484.20

579C
283ci 250hp Engine Fuel Injection

102

484.20

579E
283ci 283hp Engine F.I. & Fresh Air Intake

43

726.30

677
Positraction Rear Axle 3.70

327

48.45

678
Positraction Rear Axle 4.11

1,772

48.45

679
Positraction Rear Axle 4.56

Unknown

48.45

684
Heavy Duty Racing Suspension

51

780.10

685
4 Speed Manual Transmission

664

188.30



Colors Available in 1957

Exterior

Quantity

Soft Top

Wheels

Interior

Onyx Black
2,189
Bg/W/Bk
Black
Bg/R
Aztec Copper
452
Bg/W
Copper
Bg
Cascade Green
550
Bg/W/Bk
Green
Bg
Arctic Blue
487
Bg/W/Bk
Blue
Bg/R
Venetian Red
1,320
Bg/W/Bk
Red
Bg/R
Polo White
1,273
Bg/W/Bk
Red/Silver
Bg/R
Inca Silver
65
Bk/W
Silver
Bg/R
Bk=Black, Bg=Beige, W=White, R=Red, Bl=Blue