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         A Little History of the C1 Corvette

 

The first generation is most commonly referred to as a "solid-axle", based on the fact that independent rear suspension (IRS) was not available until 1963. The first generation started in 1953 and ended in 1962.

With limited production due to the fact that they were all hand built and assembled, the 1953 Corvette, with a total of only 300 units produced, is the rarest and most sought after Corvette model year. With few changes except for color choices and production numbers, the 1954 is the last Corvette to have a 6-cylinder engine. 1955 saw the introduction of the V8 engine, replacing the underpowered "Blue Flame" straight-6. The first seven 55's off the production line did however feature the in-line 6. Aside from the engine, the 1955 model can be differentiated by its logo—the "V" in Corvette is enlarged and gold colored, signifying the V8 engine under the hood.

In 1956 a new body was designed for the car which changed it from a country club style sports car. One noteworthy addition of optional fuel injection in mid-1957 (also available on Chevrolet Bel Air). Fuel injection first saw regular use on a gasoline engine two years prior on the Mercedes-Benz 300SL "gullwing" roadster. Although the Corvette's GM-Rochester injection used a constant flow system as opposed to the diesel style nozzle metering system of the Mercedes', it nevertheless produced about 290 hp (216 kW) (gross). The number was listed by Chevrolet's advertising agency for the 283 hp/283 CID (4.6L) "one hp per cubic inch" slogan, making it one of the first mass-produced engines in history to reach 1 hp/CID. Other early options included power windows (1956), hydraulically operated power convertible top (1956), four speed manual transmission (late 1957), and heavy duty brakes and suspension (1957).

The 1958 Corvette saw another body freshening and more options available. This year had the most exterior chrome and was the heaviest of the C-1s. From its quad headlights and hood louvers to its twin trunk spars and bumper exiting exhaust, it was the flashiest Corvette ever built. 1959-60 saw little changes except ever decreasing chrome and increasing HP. For 1961 a complete change to the rear of the car was made, with hints of things to come. It had a "boat tail" rear with the first year to have 4 round tail lights. In 1962, the Chevrolet 283 cu. in. (4.6L) small block was enlarged to 327 cu in (5.4 L) and produced a maximum of 360 hp (268 kW) making it the fastest of the C-1s and by now almost completely devoid of chrome.

1962 was the last year for many things: wrap around windshield, solid rear axle and convertible-only body style. The trunk lid and exposed headlights disappeared for decades, returning in 1998 and 2005, respectively.

   
   
 
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1953 Corvette Tank to Pump Fuel Line (2 pc. with Union)
Price: $73.71
1953 Corvette Tank to Pump Fuel Line (2 pc. with Union)
Tank to Pump Corvette Fuel Lines (TBW) Steel. 1953, 53 Corvette
1953- early 1966 Corvette Brake Line Clip
MSRP: $4.39
Price: $4.04
Savings: 8 %
1953- early 1966 Corvette Brake Line Clip
1953-1958 Corvette Drum Front Brake Hardware Kit
Price: $39.23
1953-1958 Corvette Drum Front Brake Hardware Kit
Complete Front Drum Brake Hardware Kit for all 1953-1958 Corvettes. One kit required per car, does both left and right wheels (1 axle).
1953-1958 Corvette Drum Rear Brake Hardware Kit
Price: $40.26
1953-1958 Corvette Drum Rear Brake Hardware Kit
Complete Rear Drum Brake Hardware Rebuild Kit for 1953-1958 Corvettes. One kit required per car, does both left and right wheels (1 axle).
1953-55 Corvette Brake Line: Rear Left Axle (Stainless)
Price: $27.67
1953-55 Corvette Brake Line: Rear Left Axle (Stainless)
Stainless Steel 1953-1955 C1 Corvette Brake Line: Rear Left Axle
1953-57 Corvette Body Mount Kit with Radiator Support Mounts
Price: $92.44
1953-57 Corvette Body Mount Kit with Radiator Support Mounts
Complete Body Mount Kit with Radiator Support Mounts. 1953-57 Corvette
1953-62 (C1) Corvette Junction Block (Rear on Axle) #BLB-7
Price: $24.18
1953-62 (C1) Corvette Junction Block (Rear on Axle) #BLB-7
Rear on Axle
100% Correct O.E. - GM Specifications
free shipping
1953-62 Corvette Brake Hose (Front or Rear)
Price: $17.57
1953-62 Corvette Brake Hose (Front or Rear)
Font or rear brake hose. 3 required per vehicle. All of our quality Rubber Brake Hoses are manufactured with GoodYear Rubber Hose and proudly Made in the U.S.A.
1953-62 Corvette Brass Junction Block at Master Cylinder
Price: $16.97
1953-62 Corvette Brass Junction Block at Master Cylinder
Master Cylinder Brass Junction Block
100% Correct O.E. - GM Specifications
1953-62 Corvette Complete Brake Hose Set (Front & Rear + Hardware)
Price: $58.05
1953-62 Corvette Complete Brake Hose Set  (Front & Rear + Hardware)
Made in the U.S.A.
Complete front & rear brake hose kit with hardware. All of our quality Rubber Brake Hoses are manufactured with GoodYear Rubber Hose and proudly Made in the U.S.A.
free shipping
1953-62 Corvette Complete Brass Junction Brake Block Kit
Price: $31.97
1953-62 Corvette Complete Brass Junction Brake Block Kit
100% CORRECT O.E. - GM SPECS. Bolts to the front of the master cylinder to attach the brake line to the master cylinder. Includes Brake Line Block, Brake Block Bolt, Small & Large Block Bolt Washer.
1953-62 Corvette Master Cylinder
Price: $133.26
1953-62 Corvette Master Cylinder
1953-62 Corvette Master Cylinder Exact Replacement with NO Casting Numbers or Marks.
1953-62 Corvette Radiator Support Kit
Price: $19.02
1953-62 Corvette Radiator Support Kit
Complete 13 piece factory replacement Radiator Support Kit for your 1953-62 Corvette.
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