Imprint Contact 868 Videos


Wheel change
Save Energy

Video GM
Video Chevrolet
Video Opel

Video General Motors 1
Video General Motors 2
Video General Motors 3
Video General Motors 4
Video General Motors 5

Video Chevrolet Corvette 1
Video Chevrolet Corvette 2
Video Chevrolet Corvette 3
Video Chevrolet Corvette 4
Video Chevrolet Corvette 5
Video Chevrolet Corvette 6

Video 2013 Corvette Stingray
Video 2013 Trax
Video 2011 Aveo
Video 2010 Volt
Video 2009 Camaro
Video 2005 Corvette Z04
Video 1983 Corvette C4
Video 1965 Chevrolet Impala
Video 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Video 1958 Eldorado
Video 1958 Corvette
Video 1957 Chevrolet BelAir
Video 1956 Corvette
Video 1955 Corvette-engine
Video 1953 Corvette
Video 1911 Chevrolet Model C

          A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Chevrolet Corvette 1956

Displacement4343 cm³
Bore * stroke95,3 * 76,2 mm
Crankshaft5 main bearings, forged
Compression9,25 : 1
Engine controlOHV
Mixture preparationFour-barrel carburetor
Torque353/366 Nm at 2800/3600 rpm
Performance154/165 kW (210/225 SAE-HP)
Rated speed5200 rpm
Transmission2-speed automatic, three-speed manual control
Drive trainFront (mid-mounted) engine with rear drive
FrameSheet steel
Front suspensionWishbone transverse arms
Rear suspensionRigid axle, leaf springs
SteeringWorm, roller
Brakes f/rDrums
Max. SpeedMore than 190 km/h
PresentationMotorama 1954
Sales priceApprox. 3000 Dollar
Manufactured1956 - 57
Electric system12 V

One say competition activates the business. In the case of the Corvette the appearance of the Ford Thunderbird in 1954 has really helped to get this project alive. Most likely the new V-8 too, which is not only 30 years younger than the old R-6, produces more power, consumes less fuel and can much higher rotate, and even is more light. The car is faster ca. 20 km/h and together with small modifications of the suspension also clearly safer in curves.

Now there is from the beginning a manual transmission and an option to a fixed roof. The movable top really is waterproof and the hood to open easily. Finally there are other colours than white. The rear is smooth and the side windows fixed, from glass and even optional electrically to crank. New in the styling are the drawn sides, bordered by trim strips. On the car wings strike novel air intakes however with no function.               Top of page               Index
2001-2014 Copyright programs, texts, animations, pictures: H. Huppertz - Email
Translator: Don Leslie - Email:

Our E-Book advertising