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Classic Spotlight- Chevrolet Corvette

The 1953 and 1954 Covettes featured a six cylinder engine and GM’s Powerglide,
two-speed automatic; the first big change for the Vette  arrived in 1955 with the optional 265CID, V-8 engine. The  235CID Six  was dropped in 1956 as were the wire mesh
headlamp covers. The V-8 was offered with HP options as high as 240 but the
transmission choices remained the Powerglide or the three-speed manual. Things
started to get interesting in 1957 with engines (now a 283CID) offered with
optional fuel injection with ratings  as high as 283HP. A four-speed transmission was finally offered as an option late that year. For 1958 the three speed was dropped and the Fuelie could be ordered with ratings as high as 290HP. Engine
specs remained basically unchanged for 1959, the bodywork was updated at the front with distinctive twin headlights (which would stay with the car through 1962).Excerpt copied with permission from ‘Sports Car Pocket Guide’ by Michael Duffy. For more info or to purchase, go to….. http://www.amazon.com/shops/hc-books

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ASTON MARTIN AUSTIN HEALEY BMW CADILLAC CHEVROLET FERRARI FORD JAGUAR LAMBORGHINI M.G. MASERATI MERCEDES-BENZ PORSCHE ROLLS-ROYCE Heritage Classics Motorcar Company is the largest classic car showroom in Los ASTON MARTIN AUSTIN HEALEY BMW CADILLAC CHEVROLET FERRARI FORD JAGUAR LAMBORGHINI M.G. MASERATI MERCEDES-BENZ PORSCHE ROLLS-ROYCE welcome to heritage classics Heritage Classics Motorcar Company is the largest classic car showroom in Los Angeles. With an extensive clientele and our many years of experience in the classic car business we are one of the foremost classic dealers in the world. Whether you're looking for an entry level classic or a rare concours winner, your satisfaction is our goal and we aim to provide you with the best service possible.

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