COLOR CODES:
CODE     EXTERIORTOTALCONVERTIBLE TOP COLOR  INTEIOR COLOR OPTIONS
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

EXTERIOR COLOR TEMPLATE:





INTERIOR COLOR TEMPLATE:






CAR DIMENSIONS












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: 6.70 x 15 inch, 24 psi.
Rear Tires: 6.70 x 15 inch, 24 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
-30 MPH:   
0-60 MPH:
0-100 MPH:
QUARTER MILE:
TOP SPEED:
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MODEL: 1956 Chevrolet CorvetteBODY STYLE: Two-door convertible, front engine, rear wheel drive
MANUFACTURING LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri

CONSTRUCTION: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP or "fiberglass") body, steel frame with steel and chrome structural & chassis components.
VEHICLE NUMBERS (Also known as VIN Numbers):  E56S001001 THRU E56S004467

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ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER:

HEAD NUMBER:


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GENERATOR NUMBER:

STARTER NUMBER:

PRODUCTION CUTOFF NUMBERS (ENDING VEHICLE):





FG: 265 CUBIC INCH, 225 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
FK: 265 CUBIC INCH, 210 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
GR: 265 CUBIC INCH, 225 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
GU: 265 CUBIC INCH, 240 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
GV: 265 CUBIC INCH, 210 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
3720991: ALL
CARTER 2362S #3720953: 265 CUBIC INCH, 225/240 HORSEPOWER (REAR CARBURETOR)
CARTER 2366S A #3733246: 265 CUBIC INCH, 210 HORSEPOWER
CARTER 2419S #3730599: 265 CUBIC INCH, 225/240 HORSEPOWER (REAR CARBURETOR)
1110872: 265 CUBIC INCH, 225 HORSEPOWER (EARLY PRODUCTION)
1110879: 265 CUBIC INCH, 225 HORSEPOWER (LATE PRODUCTION)
1102043: ALL
1107627: ALL
JANUARY, 1956:
FEBRUARY, 1956:
MARCH, 1956:
APRIL, 1956:
MAY, 1956:
JUNE, 1956:
JULY, 1956:
AUGUST, 1956: 003844
SEPTEMBER, 1956:
OCTOBER, 1956:
NOVEMBER, 1956:
DECEMBER, 1956:
PRODUCTION NUMBERS/OPTIONS:
CODE:   DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY:      RETAIL PRICE:

2934
101
102
107
108
109
290
313
419
426
440
449
469
471
473
Base Corvette Convertible
Heater
AM Radio, Signal Seeking
Parking Brake Alarm
Courtesy Lights
Windshield Washers
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
Auxillary Hardtop
Power Windows
Two-Tone Paint Combination
Special High-Lift Camshaft
265 Cubic Inch, 225 Horsepower Engine (2x4 Carbs)
Rear Axle 3.27:1 Ratio
Power Operated Folding Top
3,467
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2,717
2,685
2,775
2,815
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2,076
547
1,259
111
3,080
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2,682
$3120.00
$123.65
$198.90
$5.40
$8.65
$11.85
$32.30
$188.50
$215.20
$64.60
$19.40
$188.30
$172.20
$0.00
$107.60
ENGINE:  4.3 OHV V-8, Normally Aspirated, Water Cooled, 1x4 Barrel Carburetor
BLOCK MATERIAL: Cast Iron
VALVE TRAIN: OHV, 2 valves per cyl.
TORQUE: 270 lb-ft @ 3,200 rpm
MAX ENGINE RPM: N/A

ENGINE:  4.3 OHV V-8, Normally Aspirated, Water Cooled, 2x4 Barrel Carburetor
BLOCK MATERIAL: Cast Iron
VALVE TRAIN: OHV, 2 valves per cyl.
TORQUE: 270 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm
MAX ENGINE RPM: N/A

TRANSMISSION: 3-SPEED MANUAL (STANDARD),  2-SPEED POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC. (OPTIONAL)

STANDARD AXLE RATIO: 3.70:1
DISPLACEMENT: 4.34 Litre/265 Cubic Inches
CYLINDER HEAD MATERIAL: Cast Iron
FUEL DELIVERY: Dual 4 Barrel Carburetors
RECOMMENDED FUEL:  N/A
BORE: 3.75 x 3.00 inches
COMPRESSION RATIO: 8.00:1
HORSEPOWER: 225/240 HP @ 5600 RPM
EST. MPG: N/A
Onyx Black
Aztec Copper
Cascade Green
Arctic Blue
Venetian Red
Polo White
810
402
290
390
1043
532
Black/White
Beige/White
Beige/White
Beige/White
Beige/White
Black/White
Red
Beige
Beige
Beige/Red
Red
Red
CONVERTIBLE
102 Inches
168 Inches
70.5 Inches
52.0 Inches
56.7 Inches
58.8 Inches
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2 Passengers
3,020/1,370
N/A
N/A
5.5
11 inch drums
11 inch drums
2.9 Seconds
7.4 Seconds
20.8 Seconds
15.90 Seconds @ 88.0 mph
129 MPH
Wheels: Steel disc with safety rims.  15 x 5k
Wheels: Steel disc with safety rims.  15 x 5k
Onyx Black
Red
Aztec Copper
Beige
Cascade Green
Arctic Blue
Venetian Red
1956 Specifications
3725306: 265 CUBIC INCH, 210 HORSEPOWER, 225 HORSEPOWER (2-BOLT EXHAUST MANIFOLDS)
3731762: 265 CUBIC INCH, 225 HORSEPOWER, 240 HORSEPOWER (3-BOLT EXHAUST MANIFOLDS)
DISPLACEMENT: 4.34 Litre/265 Cubic Inches
CYLINDER HEAD MATERIAL: Cast Iron
FUEL DELIVERY: Single 4 Barrel Carburetor
RECOMMENDED FUEL:  N/A
BORE: 3.75 x 3.00 inches
COMPRESSION RATIO: 8.00:1
HORSEPOWER: 210 HP @ 5,600 RPM
EST. MPG: N/A
Polo White
THE C1 CORVETTE - SPECIFICATIONS
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