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Racing Corvette from 1957 on display at the Monterey Historics


 


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Corvette SS at Sebring Race Day 1957
The Chevrolet Corvette 'SS' is an experimental magnesium-bodied car and set a new lap record at Sebring, Florida, in 1957. It has served as the forerunner of many Corvette sports/racing models. The Corvette SS raced for the first time at Sebring, where suspension problems and other mechanical defects forced its retirement after only 23 laps. General Motors was enthusiastic about the potential of the SS based on results from practice and lap speeds. Juan Manuel Fangio, the winner at Sebring in 1957, was impressed enough with the car to test the SS under practice conditions. The results was astonishing: Fangio completed a full lap a full 3:27.4 seconds faster in a car he had never driven before than other drivers could in cars they were experienced driving.





1957 Chevrolet Corvette progress update
See more at http://www.springerautorestoration.com 1957 Chevrolet Corvette. Subtly flared at all four corners. Custom body modifications everywhere. C-4 Corvette suspension on a Newman Car Creations-modified 1957 Corvette frame. Chassis features: a new Dana 44 differential, carbon fiber axles, carbon fiber driveshaft, 13" Baer brake kit, Tremec T56 6-speed transmission, full length stainless headers, stainless fuel tank, Bilstein shocks, Be Cool radiator, power brake unit, and special Vette Brakes and Products composite springs. LS-7 Corvette crate engine (from C6 ZO6, rated at 505 hp @ 6300 rpm, 470 lb-ft of torque @ 4800), with factory ZO6 dry sump system. Full stainless Exhaust custom fabricated for this car. ZO6 mufflers. STACK gauge cluster. Hundreds of pounds lighter than a ZO6. Anxiously waiting to hit the streets...





1957 Corvette SS - From Conception to Reality
This is the 1957 Corvette SS concept racer. This video shows its development from drawings on paper to racing at the 12hrs of Sebring.





Corvette SS Preps for Race at Sebring 1957
The 1957 Corvette SS 'concept car', was built in order to race at the 24 Hours of LeMans. Two chassis were built, 'the Mule' and the car to be raced. Its first race would be the test for its preparations at LeMans. This race at the 12 Hours of Sebring would determine whether it could take on the world at LeMans. Famed engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, had lead a team of engineers to build this ultra-lightweight (1850 lbs) and powerful (307 horsepower) racing car. They were inspired by the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing and the Birdcage Maserati. To keep weight down, they used a magnesium body that surrounded a tubular steel frame with coil-over-shock front suspension, a de Dion rear axle and aluminum drum brakes. Its fuel-injected small-block V8 could turn out 307 horsepower at 6,400 RPM.





Vintage Corvette road race cars.
Vintage road race Corvettes





1957 Corvette For Sale
Custom tube chassis, C4 Corvette suspension, brakes, and drivetrain. This equates to the single nicest straight axle Corvette I've ever driven.





1958 Corvette - 3 Time National Best in Show Winner
Come check out this 3 time national best in show winner "58 vette" featuring a fuel injected 290 hp engine. This 1958 corvette was photographed at La Jolla Shores Park in La Jolla. See more photos of this car and swimsuit bikini model Leslie at the SoCal Beaches Magazine website at www.socalbeachmag.net





1957 Corvette Fuelie Fuel Injection
This beautiful Venetian Red Fuelie with Polo White coves is an older restoration with low mileage and in very nice condition. It has the original numbers matching engine with factory fuel injection. The interior is in good condition as well. The car starts; runs and drives great and has the original 283ci with the highest horsepower made in that motor, 283hp. It has a white convertible top as well as a removable factory hardtop. The hardtop (as shown in the slideshow section) needs to be restored. This is car number E57S102135. The engine is stamped F207EL (283 with fuel injection, a Hi-Lift Cam and Manual Transmission). The Exhaust manifold is #3733978 and the fuel injection is stamped with #7014362. This is one of the early cars; I believe it was produced in January of 1957. The car also has the correct distributor, #1110905 which was specific to the 283ci, 283hp (and 250hp) cars. The original 3-speed was upgraded to a 4-speed many years ago. The car is a very nice driver that has low mileage since being restored. All of the electronics in the car work with the exception of the radio. see at http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1957-corvette/





Sounds of 1961 Corvette
This is from a 1961 Sales Demo 33 1/3 recording. Zora Arkus-Duntov - The name Zora Arkus-Duntov has long been inextricably linked with Corvette in the minds of automotive historians and enthusiasts. But the story of Zora Arkus-Duntov runs far deeper than his twenty plus years of professional involvement as both Corvette's primary advocate within General Motors and as the fiberglass sports car's first chief engineer.





1957 Corvette
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1958 Corvette
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Jeff's 1959 Corvette from American Speed Shop
1959 Corvette Custom





MG A - CORVETTE
1960 MG & CORVETTE,1957 VETT. first ride in the '57 after 30 years!





1957 Bel Air Custom - Z06 Corvette Chassis
1957 Bel Air Convertible body on a 2002 Z06 Corvette Chassis. Beautiful one-of-a-kind custom.





n2a Motors 789
A dynamic video of n2a Motors' 789 model. The 789 is based on the 2005+ C6 Corvette and features design inspirations from the '57, '58, and '59 Chevrolets. Over twenty 789s have been built and you can order your very own today! Prices start at $139,500 for a turn-key vehicle (including the cost of a brand new Corvette donor car). For more information, visit www.n2amotors.com. This video was filmed and edited by Icon Media (www.icon-media.com) in Anaheim Hills, CA.




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