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CHEVROLET CORVETTE - MODEL 1953

TECHNICAL DATA AND PHOTOS


THE FIRST ALL-AMERICAN SPORTS CAR.

Class: sports car
Body style: 2-door convertible
Manufacturer: CHEVROLET, Michigan, USA.
Year of production: 1953
Total produced: 315

Number of doors: 2
Number of seats: 2
Number of axles: 2
Number of wheels: 4
Traction: rear-wheel drive

Engine:
Model: Blue Flame 150
Type: 4-stroke, inline, high compression
Power: 112 kW (150 hp) at 4200 rpm
Torque: 223 lb-ft (302 Nm) at 2400 rpm
Compression ratio: 8.0:1
Number of cylinders: 6
Displacement: 235.5 cui (3859 cm3)
Bore: 3 9/16 in
Stroke: 3 15/16 in
Carburetion: triple side-draft carburetors
Fuel type: petrol (gasoline)

Exhaust system:
Dual exhausting through two ports in rear deck of body.

Transmission:
Powerglide Automatic Transmission, 2-speed.

Dimensions:
Over-all length: 167.3 in (4249 mm)
Over-all width: 69.8 in (1773 mm)
Height: 47 in (1194 mm)
Height at door: 33 in
Wheelbase: 102 in (2591 mm)
Front track: 57 in
Rear track: 59 in
Ground clearance: 6 in (152 mm)

Curb weight: 2850 lbs

Weight distribution:
Front axle: 53 %
Rear axle: 47 %

Tires: 6.70-15

Fuel tank: 18 gallons

Accessories (optional at extra cost.):
Radio
Heater

Maximum speed: 102 mph (164 km/h) (theoretical)


CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953
CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953.
Polo White. The Corvette was Americas 1st sports car, this the 1st generation, the C1 Corvette was built from 1953-62, available in roadster only, often referred to as the solid-axle models (the independent rear suspension was introduced with the 2nd generation). In 1953, only 300 hand built cars were made, they were all Polo White with Red interiors and black canvas soft tops and were only available with the 235 cu in Blue Flame 6 cyl. Photograph taken at the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum, Auburn.
Date of the photo: 1 May 2014
Author of the photo: Sicnag
License : (CC BY 2.0)


CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953
CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953.
The first Corvettes were produced in Flint, Michigan on June 30, 1953. Only 300 Corvettes were made for the 1953 model year - all Polo White with red interiors.
Date of the photo: 30 June 1953
Source: chevrolet.com
Author of the photo: GM Chevrolet Chevrolet Europe
License : (CC BY-NC 3.0)


CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953
CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953.
The first Corvettes were produced in Flint, Michigan on June 30, 1953. Only 300 Corvettes were made for the 1953 model year - all Polo White with red interiors.
Date of the photo: 30 June 1953
Source: chevrolet.com
Author of the photo: GM Chevrolet Chevrolet Europe
License : (CC BY-NC 3.0)


CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953
CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953.
1953 Chevrolet Corvette, which was the first year that it was produced, was also displayed at the 1953 GM Motorama car show.
Year of the photo: 1953
Source: chevrolet.com
Author of the photo: GM Chevrolet Chevrolet Europe
License : (CC BY-NC 3.0)


CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953
CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953.
I took these pictures at the 2012 National Corvette Restorers Society annual car show. It took place in San Diego, CA this year. I was told that this particular car was the 13th car rolled off the Corvette production line.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2012
Author of the photo: Kowloonese
License : (CC BY-SA 3.0)


CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953
CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953.
I took these pictures at the 2012 National Corvette Restorers Society annual car show. It took place in San Diego, CA this year. I was told that this particular car was the 13th car rolled off the Corvette production line.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2012
Author of the photo: Kowloonese
License : (CC BY-SA 3.0)


National Corvette Restorers Society annual car show
CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953.
I took these pictures at the 2012 National Corvette Restorers Society annual car show. It took place in San Diego, CA this year. I was told that this particular car was the 13th car rolled off the Corvette production line.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2012
Author of the photo: Kowloonese
License : (CC BY-SA 3.0)


CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953
CHEVROLET CORVETTE, MODEL 1953.
I took these pictures at the 2012 National Corvette Restorers Society annual car show. It took place in San Diego, CA this year. I was told that this particular car was the 13th car rolled off the Corvette production line.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2012
Author of the photo: Kowloonese
License : (CC BY-SA 3.0)


The open trunk of the car.
The open trunk of the car.
I took these pictures at the 2012 National Corvette Restorers Society annual car show. It took place in San Diego, CA this year. I was told that this particular car was the 13th car rolled off the Corvette production line.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2012
Author of the photo: Kowloonese
License : (CC BY-SA 3.0)


The red interior of Chevrolet Corvette 1953.
The red interior of Chevrolet Corvette 1953.
I took these pictures at the 2012 National Corvette Restorers Society annual car show. It took place in San Diego, CA this year. I was told that this particular car was the 13th car rolled off the Corvette production line.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2012
Author of the photo: Kowloonese
License : (CC BY-SA 3.0)


The six-cylinder engine of Chevrolet Corvette 1953.
The six-cylinder engine of Chevrolet Corvette 1953. Power: 112 kW (150 hp) at 4200 rpm.
I took these pictures at the 2012 National Corvette Restorers Society annual car show. It took place in San Diego, CA this year. I was told that this particular car was the 13th car rolled off the Corvette production line.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2012
Author of the photo: Kowloonese
License : (CC BY-SA 3.0)


The six-cylinder engine of Chevrolet Corvette 1953.
The six-cylinder engine of Chevrolet Corvette 1953. Power: 112 kW (150 hp) at 4200 rpm.
I took these pictures at the 2012 National Corvette Restorers Society annual car show. It took place in San Diego, CA this year. I was told that this particular car was the 13th car rolled off the Corvette production line.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2012
Author of the photo: Kowloonese
License : (CC BY-SA 3.0)




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