COLOR CODES:
CODE   EXTERIORCOUPECONVTOTALINTERIOR COLOR OPTIONS


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EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase:
Overall Length
Total Body Width
Overall Height
Front Track Width
Rear Track Width

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom
Shoulder Room
Hip Room
Leg Room

CAPACITIES
Passenger Capacity       
Curb Weight (LBS/KG)
Cargo Volume (CU.FT/LITERS)
Fuel Capacity (GALLONS/LITERS)
Engine Oil Capacity (QTS./LITERS)

WHEELS/TIRES (Coupe & Convertible)
Front Tires: 6.0 x 15 inch, 22 psi.
Rear Tires: 6.0 x 15 inch, 22 psi.

SUSPENSION (Coupe & Convertible)
FRONT: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers.
REAR: Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

BRAKES (Coupe & Convertible)
FRONT: Hydraulic Drum Brakes:
REAR: Hydraulic Drum Brakes:

PUBLISHED TRACK TEST PERFORMANCE RESULTS
0-30 MPH:   
0-60 MPH:
0-100 MPH:
QUARTER MILE:
TOP SPEED:
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1953 Specifications
THE C1 CORVETTE - SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL: 1953 Chevrolet CorvetteBODY STYLE: Two-door convertible, front engine, rear wheel drive
MANUFACTURING LOCATION: Flint, Michigan.

CONSTRUCTION: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP or "fiberglass") body, steel frame with steel and chrome structural & chassis components.
VEHICLE NUMBERS (Also known as VIN Numbers):  E53F001001 thru E53F001300

VIN PREFIX: LAY: 235 CUBIC INCH, 150 HORSEPOWER

ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER:


HEAD NUMBER: 3836066: 235 CUBIC INCH, 150 HORSEPOWER

CARBURETOR NUMBERS:


DISTRIBUTOR NUMBER: 1112314: 235 CUBIC INCH, 150 HORSEPOWER

GENERATOR NUMBER: 1102793: 235 CUBIC INCH, 150 HORSEPOWER

STARTER NUMBER: 1107109: 235 CUBIC INCH, 150 HORSEPOWER

PRODUCTION CUTOFF NUMBERS (ENDING VEHICLE):


3701481: 235 CUBIC INCH, 150 HORSEPOWER (FIRST DESIGN)
3835911: 235 CUBIC INCH, 150 HORSEPOWER (SECOND DESIGN)
CARTER 2066S #3706151: 235 CUBIC INCH, 150 HORSEPOWER, FIRST DESIGN
CARTER 2066S A #3706989: 235 CUBIC INCH, 150 HORSEPOWER, SECOND DESIGN
JUNE, 1953: 001002 (PROTOTYPES 1 & 2)
DECEMBER, 1953: 001300
PRODUCTION NUMBERS/OPTIONS:
CODE:   DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY:      RETAIL PRICE:


2934
101A
102A
Base Corvette Roadster
Heater
AM Radio, signal seeking
300
300
300

$3,498.00
$91.40
$145.15
ENGINE: 3.8 OHV I-6 "Blue Flame", Normally Aspirated, Water Cooled
BLOCK MATERIAL: Cast Iron
VALVE TRAIN: OHV, 2 valves per cyl.
TORQUE: 223 lb-ft @ 2.400 rpm
MAX. ENGINE RPM: N/A

TRANSMISSION: 2-SPEED POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC.STANDARD AXLE RATIO: 3.55:1


DISPLACEMENT: 3.85 Litre/235.5 Cubic Inches
CYLINDER HEAD MATERIAL: Cast Iron
FUEL DELIVERY: Three Carter Sidedraft Carbs.
RECOMMENDED FUEL:  N/A

BORE: 3.56 x 3.95 inches
COMPRESSION RATIO: 8.00:1
HORSEPOWER: 150 HP @ 4200 RPM
EST. MPG: N/A
N/A
Polo White
300
300
300
Sportsman Red
Polo White
Sportsman Red
CONVERTIBLE
102 Inches
167 Inches
72.2 Inches
51.3 Inches
57 Inches
58.8 Inches
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2 Passengers
2,851/1,293
22.4/634.4
18/68
5.5
11 inch drums
11 inch drums
3.6 Seconds
11.2 Seconds
39.0 Seconds
17.90 Seconds @ 77.0 mph
108 MPH
Wheels: Steel disc with safety rims.  15 x 5k
Wheels: Steel disc with safety rims.  15 x 5k
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