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CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 - MODEL 1955 195HP

TECHNICAL DATA AND PHOTOS



Class: sports car
Body style: 2-door convertible
Model: Corvette V8, 1955, 195hp
Manufacturer: CHEVROLET MOTOR DIVISION, GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION, DETROIT 2, MICHIGAN, USA.
Year of production: 1955
Total produced: 693 (model V8 1955 only)
Identified by a gold "V" on both front fender.

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

Engine:
Model: Turbo Fire V8
Type: 4-stroke, high compression, OHV
Power: 145 kW (195 hp, 198 PS) at 5000 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft at 3000 rpm
Compression ratio: 8.0:1
Number of cylinders: 8
Displacement: 265 cui (4.34 liters)
Bore: 3.75 in
Stroke: 3.0 in
Carburetion: 4 barrel carburetors
Fuel type: petrol (gasoline)

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

Transmission:
Powerglide Automatic Transmission. Floor-mounted selector lever.

Dimensions:
Over-all length: 167.3 in (4249 mm)
Over-all width: 72.2
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)

Brakes :
Front: 11-inch drum
Rear: 11-inch drum

Electrical system: 12 V

Fuel tank: 17.25 gallons

Tires: 6.70-15 tubeless tires

Curb weight: 2910 lbs

Body weight: 410 lbs

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

Acceleration:
0-60 mph: 8.7 sec
0-100 mph: 24.7 sec
1/4-mile: 16.5 sec


Front view of Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Date of the photo: 23 October 2009
Size of the photo: 1920 x 1080 pixels 1.69 MB
Author of the photo: AlfvanBeem



Front view of Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Date of the photo: 23 October 2009
Camera model: OLYMPUS E-520
Size of the photo: 3216 × 2416 pixels 3.36 MB
Author of the photo: AlfvanBeem



Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955
Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Date of the photo: 23 October 2009
Camera model: OLYMPUS E-520
Size of the photo: 3343 × 2510 pixels, 3.54 MB
Author of the photo: AlfvanBeem



Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955. View from above.
Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955. View from above.
Date of the photo: 23 October 2009
Camera model: OLYMPUS E-520
Size of the photo: 3368 × 2535 pixels, 3.86 MB
Author of the photo: AlfvanBeem



Red Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Red Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Nice group of Corvettes seen in this wide variety auto show in Bellingham, Washington, USA, 2011.
Date of the photo: 29 May 2011
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD1000
Size of the photo: 3072 × 2304 pixels, 2.08 MB
Author of the photo: JOHN LLOYD from Concrete, Washington, United States
License : (CC BY 2.0)


Steering wheel of the Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Steering wheel of the Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Date of the photo: 29 May 2011
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD1000
Size of the photo: 3072 × 2304 pixels, 1.65 MB
Author of the photo: JOHN LLOYD from Concrete, Washington, United States
License : (CC BY 2.0)


Red Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Red Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Date of the photo: 30 May 2011
Camera model: Fujifilm A170 A180
Size of the photo: 3664 × 2748 pixels, 2.26 MB
Author of the photo: dave_7 from Lethbridge, Canada
License : (CC BY 2.0)


The interior of the Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
The interior of the Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Date of the photo: 30 May 2011
Camera model: Fujifilm A170 A180
Size of the photo: 3664 × 2748 pixels, 2.18 MB
Author of the photo: dave_7 from Lethbridge, Canada
License : (CC BY 2.0)


Red Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Red Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Date of the photo: 30 May 2011
Camera model: Fujifilm A170 A180
Size of the photo: 3664 × 2748 pixels, 1.79 MB
Author of the photo: dave_7 from Lethbridge, Canada
License : (CC BY 2.0)


Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Photo taken in Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo (Norway).
Date of the photo: 30 October 2011
Camera model: Apple iPhone 3GS
Size of the photo: 2048 × 1536 pixels, 1.01 MB
Author of the photo: Bjoertvedt
License : (CC BY-SA 3.0)


Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Photo taken in Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo (Norway).
Date of the photo: 30 October 2011
Camera model: Apple iPhone 3GS
Size of the photo: 2048 × 1536 pixels, 1.03 MB
Author of the photo: Bjoertvedt
License : (CC BY-SA 3.0)


Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
A 1955 Chevrolet Corvette on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan (United States).
Date of the photo: 24 August 2012
Camera model: NIKON COOLPIX L12
Size of the photo: 3072 × 2304 pixels, 1.2 MB
Author of the photo: Michael Barera
License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Changes made: without a change.


CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in Polo White
CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in Polo White.
2014 Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance, Palm Springs, CA, USA.
Date of the photo: 23 February 2014
Camera model: Canon EOS 40D
Size of the photo: 3808 × 2301 pixels 3.7 MB
Author of the photo: Rex Gray
License : (CC BY 2.0)


CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in Polo White
CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in Polo White.
2014 Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance, Palm Springs, CA, USA.
Date of the photo: 23 February 2014
Camera model: Canon EOS 40D
Size of the photo: 1920 x 1080 pixels 1.69 MB
Author of the photo: Rex Gray
License : (CC BY 2.0)
Changes made: cut of the original photo.
The original photo is under the photo.


CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in Polo White
CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in Polo White.
2014 Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance, Palm Springs, CA, USA.
Date of the photo: 23 February 2014
Camera model: Canon EOS 40D
Size of the photo: 3734 × 2276 pixels
Author of the photo: Rex Gray
License : (CC BY 2.0)


CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in Polo White
CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in Polo White.
Date of the photo: 23 November 2014
Camera model: Canon EOS 700D
Size of the photo: 5184 × 3456 pixels, 3.32 MB
Author of the photo: Sicnag
License : (CC BY 2.0)


CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in red
CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in red.
Paris - RM Sotheby’s - 7 février 2017, France. Date of the photo: 7 February 2017
Camera model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Size of the photo: 5472 × 3648 pixels, 18.47 MB
Author of the photo: Thesupermat
License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Changes made: without a change.


CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in red
Red Chevrolet Coevette V8 model 1955.
Paris - RM Sotheby’s - 7 février 2017, France. Date of the photo: 7 February 2017
Camera model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Size of the photo: 5472 × 3648 pixels, 18.71 MB
Author of the photo: Thesupermat
License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Changes made: without a change.


The interior of the red Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955
The interior of the red Chevrolet Corvette V8 model 1955.
Paris - RM Sotheby’s - 7 février 2017, France. Date of the photo: 7 February 2017
Camera model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Size of the photo: 5472 × 3648 pixels, 17.34 MB
Author of the photo: Thesupermat
License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Changes made: without a change.


CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in red
Red Chevrolet Coevette V8 model 1955.
Paris - RM Sotheby’s - 7 février 2017, France. Date of the photo: 7 February 2017
Camera model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Size of the photo: 5472 × 3648 pixels, 19.37 MB
Author of the photo: Thesupermat
License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Changes made: without a change.


CHEVROLET CORVETTE V8 model 1955 in red
Red Chevrolet Coevette V8 model 1955.
Paris - RM Sotheby’s - 7 février 2017, France. Date of the photo: 7 February 2017
Camera model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Size of the photo: 5472 × 3648 pixels, 19.69 MB
Author of the photo: Thesupermat
License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Changes made: without a change.




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