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
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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...
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.
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
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
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.
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