EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase:
Overall Length:
Total Body Width:
Overall Height:

102.0 Inches
177.2 Inches
72.8 Inches
51.6 Inches
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom:
Shoulder Room:
Hip Room:
Leg Room:
35.3 Inches
49.4 Inches
59.6 Inches
45.1 Inches
Soft Top
Track Width, Front:
Track Width, Rear:
Min. Ground Clearance:
57.0 Inches
59.0 Inches
5.9 Inches
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1959 Specifications
THE C1 CORVETTE SPECIFICATIONS
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MODEL: 1959 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):  J59S100001 - J59S109670
CQ: 283 CUBIC INCH, 230 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
CR: 283 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
CS: 283 CUBIC INCH, 290 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
CT: 283 CUBIC INCH, 245 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
CU: 283 CUBIC INCH, 270 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
DG: 283 CUBIC INCH, 230 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
DH: 283 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
DJ: 283 CUBIC INCH, 245 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
CARTER 2613S #3741089: 283 CUBIC INCH, 270 HORSEPOWER, FRONT CARBURETOR
CARTER 2614S #3741090: 283 CUBIC INCH, 270 HORSEPOWER, REAR CARBURETOR
CARTER 2626S #3744002: 283 CUBIC INCH, 245 HORSEPOWER, FRONT CARBURETOR
CARTER 2627S #3744004: 283 CUBIC INCH, 245 HORSEPOWER, REAR CARBURETOR
CARTER 2818S #3756676: 283 CUBIC INCH, 230 HORSEPOWER
SEP, 1958: 100409
OCT. 1958: 100623
NOV. 1958: 101587
DEC. 1958:102641
JAN. 1959: 103962
FEB. 1959: 104921
MAR. 1959: 106033
APR. 1959: 107144
ROCHESTER 7014900: 283 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER
ROCHESTER 7014900R: 283 CUBIC INCH, 290 HORSEPOWER
ROCHESTER 7017200: 283 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER
ROCHESTER 7017250: 283 CUBIC INCH, 290 HORSEPOWER
ROCHESTER 7017300: 283 CUBIC INCH, 290 HORSEPOWER
ROCHESTER 7017300R: 283 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER
ROCHESTER 7017310: 283 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER
1110891: 283 CUBIC INCH, 245 HORSEPOWER, 270 HORSEPOWER
1110914: 283 CUBIC INCH, 290 HORSEPOWER
1110915: 283 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER
1110946: 283 CUBIC INCH, 230 HORSEPOWER
3737739, EARLY PRODUCTION
3756519
1102043: 283 CUBIC INCH, 230 HP, 245 HP, 250 HP, 270 HP
1102059: 283 CUBIC INCH, 290 HORSEPOWER, FIRST DESIGN
1102173: 283 CUBIC INCH, 290 HORSEPOWER, SECOND DESIGN
MAY 1959: 107934
JUN. 1959: 108702
JUL.  1959: 109437
AUG. 1959: 109670
AH: 3-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION (3.70:1 RATIO)
AE: POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (3.55:1 RATIO)
AN: LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL (3.70:1 RATIO)
AP: LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL (4.11:1 RATIO)
AQ: LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL (4.56:1 RATIO)
AS: LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION AND BRAKES, (3.70:1 RATIO)
AT: LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION AND BRAKES, (4.11:1 RATIO)
AU: LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION AND BRAKES, (4.56:1 RATIO)
FJ: MANUAL TRANSMISSION, LIMITED SLIP DIFF. AND METTALIC BRAKES, (3.70:1 RATIO)
FK: MANUAL TRANSMISSION, POSITRACTION AND METALLIC BRAKES, (3.70:1)
FL: MANUAL TRANSMISSION, POSITRACTION AND METALLIC BRAKES, (4.11:1)
FM: MANUAL TRANSMISSION, POSITRACTION AND METALLIC BRAKES, (4.56:1)
3748770, EARLY PRODUCTION
3755550, EARLY PRODUCTION
3767465, LATE PRODUCTION
AXLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
GENERATOR NUMBER:
DISTRIBUTOR NUMBER:
FUEL INJECTION NUMBER:
CARBURETOR NUMBER:
HEAD NUMBER:
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER:
VIN SUFFIX:
PRODUCTION CUTOFF NUMBERS (ENDING VEHICLE):
1959 CORVETTE FACTORY OPTIONS
CODE:   DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY:      RETAIL PRICE:

867
101
102
107
108
109
121
261
276
290
313
419
426
440
469
469C
473
579
579D
675
684
685
686
1408
1625
Base Corvette Convertible
Heater
AM Radio, signal seeking
Parking Brake Alarm
Courtesy Lights
Windshield Washers
Radiator Fan Clutch
Sunshades
Wheels, 15 x 5.5 (5)
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
Auxillary Hardtop
Power Windows
Two-Tone Paint Combination
283ci, 245HP Engine (2x4 Carburetors)
283ci, 270HP Engine (2x4 Carburetors)
Power Operated Folding Top
283ci, 250HP Engine (Fuel Injection)
283ci, 290HP Engine (Fuel Injection)
Positraction Rear Axle
Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Metallic Brakes
Blackwall Tires, 6.70 x 15 Nylon
24 Gallon Fuel Tank
9,670
8,909
7,001
3,601
3,601
7,929
67
3,722
214
8,173
1,878
5,481
587
2,931
1,417
1,846
661
175
745
4,170
142
4,175
333
----
----
$3,875.00
$102.25
$149.80
$5.40
$6.50
$16.15
$21.55
$10.80
$0.00
$31.55
$199.10
$236.75
$59.20
$16.15
$150.65
$182.95
$139.90
$484.20
$484.20
$48.45
$425.05
$188.30
$26.90
----
----

COLOR CODES:
CODE
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
EXTERIOR
Tuxedo Black
Classic Cream
Frost Blue
Crown Sapphire
Roman Red
Snowcrest White
Inca Silver
TOTAL
1,594
223
1,024
888
1,542
3,354
957
SOFT TOP
Black, White
Black, White
Blue, Black, White
Black, Turquoise, White
Black, White
Blue, Black, Tq, White
Black, White
WHEELS
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
INTERIOR
Blue, Black, Red
Black
Blue, Red
Turquoise
Black, Red
Blue, Black, Red, Tq
Black, Red
BODY COVE (OPTIONAL)
Silver
White
White
White
White
Silver
White
EXTERIOR COLOR TEMPLATE:
Tuxedo
Black
Red
Snowcrest
White
Blue
Classic
Cream
Frost Blue
Crown
Sapphire
Roman
Red
Inca Silver
Inca SIlver
INTERIOR COLOR TEMPLATE:
Blue Grey
Blue GreyBlue GreyBlue Grey
Blue Grey
Black
Regal Turquoise
Regal TurquoiseRegal TurquoiseRegal Turquoise
Regal Turquoise
Silver Blue
Silver BlueSilver BlueSilver Blue
Silver Blue
Snowcrest White
Snowcrest WhiteSnowcrest WhiteSnowcrest White
Snowcrest White
Charcoal
CharcoalCharcoalCharcoal
Charcoal
Panama Yellow
Panama YellowPanama YellowPanama Yellow
Panama Yellow
Signet Red
Signet RedSignet RedSignet Red
Signet Red
Turquoise
Blue Grey
Blue GreyBlue GreyBlue Grey
Blue Grey
Total = 496
Total = 89
Total = 361
Total = 420
Total = 805
Total = 535
Total = 220
CORVETTE POWERTRAIN SPECIFICATIONS

Type:
Number of Cylinders
Displacement (cid):
Horsepower (gross @ rpm):
Torque (gross lbs.-ft. @ rpm):
Bore Spacing (C/L to C/L)
Bore x stroke (in.):
Redline (rpm):
Compression ratio:
Idle Speed (RPM)
Engine Weight Dry:
Automatic
Manual
Firing Order:
Cylinder Number System;
Left Bank:
Right Bank:
Recommended Fuel:
EPA - Four-Speed Manual
  Transmission - Average:
4-barrel Carburetor
(Standard)
90 degree V
8
283
230 @ 4,800
300 @ 3,000
4.4 inches
3.875 x 3.00
---
9.5:1
475 in neutral w/3-speed

795
695
18436572

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
94-96 Premium Octane

---
Dual 4-barrel Carburetor
(RPO 469)
90 degree V
8
283
245 @ 5,000
300 @ 3,800
4.4 inches
3.875 x 3.00
---
9.5:1
475 in neutral w/3-speed

795
695
18436572

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
94-96 Premium Octane

14.3 mpg (Motor Life, Sept. 1959)
Dual 4-barrel Carburetor with Special Camshaft (RPO 469C)
90 degree V
8
283
270 @ 6,000
285 @ 4,200
4.4 inches
3.875 x 3.00
---
9.5:1
475 in neutral w/3-speed

795
695
18436572

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
94-96 Premium Octane

---

Type:
Number of Cylinders
Displacement (cid):
Horsepower (gross @ rpm):
Torque (lbs.-ft. @ rpm):
Bore Spacing (C/L to C/L)
Bore x stroke (in.):
Redline (rpm):
Compression ratio:
Idle Speed (RPM)
Engine Weight Dry:
Automatic
Manual
Firing Order:
Cylinder Number System;
Left Bank:
Right Bank:
Recommended Fuel:
EPA - Four-Speed Manual
  Transmission - Average:
Fuel Injection
(RPO 579)
90 degree V
8
283
250 @ 5,000
305 @ 3,800
4.4 inches
3.875 x 3.00
---
9.5:1
475 in neutral w/3-speed

779
678
18436572

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
94-96 Premium Octane

14.6 mpg (Motor Trend, April 1959)
Fuel Injection with Special Camshaft (RPO 579D)
90 degree V
8
283
290 @ 6,200
290 @ 4,400
4.4 inches
3.875 x 3.00
---
10.5:1
475 in neutral w/3-speed

779
678
18436572

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
94-96 Premium Octane

10 mpg (Sports Car Illustrated, March 1959)
CARBURETOR ENGINE COMPONENT SPECIFICATIONS:

Upper Compression Ring:
  Material
  Width
  Thickness
  Gap
  Ring clearance in groove

Valve Springs:
  Length and pressure:
     Valve closed
     Valve open
     Free length
  Damper:
     Number of coils
     Free length

Tappets:
  Type
  Material

Carburetor:
  Make
  Model:
     front
     rear
  Type
  Choke

Camshaft:
  Ramp inlet
     Opening
     Closing
  Ramp exhaust
     Opening
     Closing
  Tappet lift
     Inlet
     Exhaust
  Valve lift
     Inlet
     Exhaust
  Valve lash (normal driving)
     Inlet
     Exhaust
Timing Diagram Data:
  Inlet
     Opens (theoretical)
     Closes (theoretical)
  Exhaust
     Opens (theoretical)
     Closes (theoretical)

Clutch:
  Type
  Number of coil springs
  Spring pressure (lbs.)
  Drive
  Lining area (sq. in.)
  Rated torque capacity (lb. ft.)

Air Cleaner:
  make and type
  Capacity
  Filter element

Oil Filter:
  Make
  Capacity (quarts)

Dual Exhaust System
  Muffler type

  Body size
  Manifold

  Exhaust pipe size O.D.
  Tail pipe I.D.
  Suspension

Fuel System:
  Fuel tank

  Capacity (gallons)
  Mounting

  Filler


Cooling System:
  Radiator core
     Make
     Type
  Size
  Frontal area (sq. in.)
  Capacity
Standard 230hp:

Cast alloy iron
.184 -- .194
.0775 -- .0780
.010 -- .020
.0012 -- .0017



1.696@ 69 -- 79 lb.
1.306@ 159 -- 169 lb.
2.08

3.874 -- 4.12
2.00


Hydraulic
Steel


Carter
3756676
---
---
4 barrel, down-draft
Automatic



.00474, 10° long
.00670, 15° long

.00474, 10° long
.00670, 15° long

.26581
.26581

.3987
.3987

Zero
Zero


12° 30' BTC
57° 30' ABC

54° 30' BBC
15° 30' ATC


Semi-centrifugal
9
1620 initial
Lug
90.72
326


AC oil wetted
---
Aluminum wire


AC, Full flow
1


Diffusion & resonance,
reverse flow
24x4.06
Center take down each branch
serving two cylinders
2.0
1.81
Individual, rubber insulated
mountings.

Two stamped pans
seam welded
16.4
support by two straps attached
to underbody behind seat
In body left side,
to rear of driver's door



Harrison
Cellular
.20 x 560 x 2.00
340
16.5 qts. with heater
RPO 469 245hp:

Cast alloy iron
.184 -- .194
.0775 -- .0780
.010 -- .020
.0012 -- .0017



1.696@ 69 -- 79 lb.
1.306@ 159 -- 169 lb.
2.08

3.874 -- 4.12
2.00


Hydraulic
Steel


Carter

3744002
3744004
4 barrel
Automatic



.00474, 10° long
.00670, 15° long

.00474, 10° long
.00670, 15° long

.26581
.26581

.3987
.3987

Zero
Zero


12° 30' BTC
57° 30' ABC

54° 30' BBC
15° 30' ATC


Semi-centrifugal
9
1620 initial
Lug
90.72
326


AC oil bath
1 pint
cactus fibre


AC, Full flow
1


Diffusion & resonance,
reverse flow
24x4.06
Center take down each branch
serving two cylinders
2.0
1.81
Individual, rubber insulated
mountings.

Two stamped pans
seam welded
16.4
support by two straps attached
to underbody behind seat
In body left side,
to rear of driver's door



Harrison
Cellular
.20 x. 560 x 2.00
340
16.5 qts. with heater
RPO 469C 270hp:

Cast alloy iron
.184 -- .194
.0775 -- .0780
.010 -- .020
.0012 -- .0017



1.696@ 69 -- 79 lb.
1.306@ 159 -- 169 lb.
2.08

3.874 -- 4.12
2.00


Hydraulic
Steel


Carter

3741089
3741090
4 barrel
Automatic



.0067, 18° long
.0067, 18° long

.0107, 29° long
.0107, 29° long

.2625
.2625

.39375
.39975

.012 hot
.018 hot


35° BTC
72° ABC

76° BBC
31° ATC


Semi-centrifugal
9
1620 initial
Lug
90.72
326


AC oil bath
1 pint
cactus fibre


AC, Full flow
1


Diffusion & resonance,
reverse flow
24x4.06
Center take down each branch
serving two cylinders
2.0
1.81
Individual, rubber insulated
mountings.

Two stamped pans
seam welded
16.4
support by two straps attached
to underbody behind seat
In body left side,
to rear of driver's door



Harrison
Cellular
.20 x .560 x 2.00
340
16.5 qts. with heater
FUELIE (FUEL INJECTED) ENGINE COMPONENT SPECIFICATIONS:

Upper Compression Ring:
  Material
  Width
  Thickness
  Gap
  Ring clearance in groove

Valve Springs:
  Length and pressure:
     Valve closed
     Valve open
     Free length
  Damper:
     Number of coils
     Free length

Tappets:
  Type
  Material

Manifold assembly, inlet:
  Material

Fuel:
  System
  Make

Fuel Filter:
  Make
  Model
  Location

Camshaft:
  Ramp inlet
     Opening
     Closing
  Ramp exhaust
     Opening
     Closing
  Tappet lift
     Inlet
     Exhaust
  Valve lift
     Inlet
     Exhaust
  Valve lash (normal driving)
     Inlet
     Exhaust
Timing Diagram Data:
  Inlet
     Opens (theoretical)
     Closes (theoretical)
  Exhaust
     Opens (theoretical)
     Closes (theoretical)

Clutch:
  Type
  Number of coil springs
  Spring pressure (lbs.)
  Drive
  Lining area (sq. in.)
  Rated torque capacity (lb. ft.)

Air Cleaner:
  Make
  Type
  Filter element

Oil Filter:
  Make
  Capacity (quarts)

Dual Exhaust System
  Muffler type

  Body size
  Manifold

  Exhaust pipe size O.D.
  Tail pipe I.D.
  Suspension

Fuel System:
  Fuel tank

  Capacity (gallons)
  Mounting

  Filler


Cooling System:
  Radiator core
     Make
     Type
  Size
  Frontal area (sq. in.)
  Capacity
(RPO 579 250hp):

Cast alloy iron
.184 -- .194
.0775 -- .0780
.010 -- .020
.0012 -- .0017



1.696@ 69 -- 79 lb.
1.306@ 159 -- 169 lb.
2.08

3.874 -- 4.12
2.00


Hydraulic
Steel


Cast aluminunm


Fuel Injection
Rochester Products


AC
GF43
Mounted on engine top cover



.00474, 10° long
.00670, 15° long

.00474, 10° long
.00670, 15° long

.26581
.26581

.3987
.3987

Zero
Zero


12° 30' BTC
57° 30' ABC

54° 30' BBC
15° 30' ATC


Semi-centrifugal
9
1620 initial
Lug
90.72
326


AC
Dry
Paper


AC, Full flow
1


Diffusion & resonance,
reverse flow
24x4.06
Center take down each branch
serving two cylinders
2.0
1.81
Individual, rubber insulated
mountings.

Two stamped pans
seam welded
16.4
support by two straps attached
to underbody behind seat
In body left side,
to rear of driver's door



Harrison
Cellular
.22x.550x2.00
380
16.5 qts. with heater
(RPO 579D 290hp):

Cast alloy iron
.184 -- .194
.0775 -- .0780
.010 -- .020
.0012 -- .0017



1.696@ 69 -- 79 lb.
1.306@ 159 -- 169 lb.
2.08

3.874 -- 4.12
2.00


Hydraulic
Steel


Cast aluminunm


Fuel Injection
Rochester Products


AC
GF43
Mounted on engine top cover



.0067, 18° long
.0067, 18° long

.0107, 29° long
.0107, 29° long

.2625
.2665

.39375
.39375

.008 hot
.018 hot


35° BTC
72° ABC

76° BBC
31° ATC


Semi-centrifugal
9
1620 initial
Lug
90.72
326


AC
Dry
Paper


AC, Full flow
1


Straight thru









Two stamped pans
seam welded
16.4
support by two straps attached
to underbody behind seat
In body left side,
to rear of driver's door



Harrison
Cellular
.22x.550x2.00
380
16.5 qts. with heater
MANUAL TRANSMISSION / GEAR RATIOS:


1st Gear:
2nd Gear:
3rd Gear:
4th Gear:
Reverse:

POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION RPO 313/ GEAR RATIOS:

Drive
Low
Reverse
3-Speed Close Ratio
2.21:1
1.32:1
1.00:1
N/A
2.51:1
4-Speed (RPO 685)
2.20:1
1.66:1
1.31:1
1.00:1
2.26:1
1.82--1:1
1.82:1
1.82:1
SUSPENSION - FRONT:
Unitized, Independant, Short and Long Arm
Front Springs:
  Make and type
  Material and guage
  Number of coils
  Diameter
  Height
  Height under curb weight
  Capacity at ground
  Deflection rate
     At spring
     At wheel
Own, coil
Chrome alloy steel .547 -- .553
Total 9.75; active 7.94
Outside 4.30; pitch 3.752
Free 13.45; working 9.62@ 1245 lb.
9.72
800 lb.

300 lb./in.
110 lb./in.
Front Shock Absorbers:
  Make and type
  Mounting


  Model number
  Valve code
  Piston diameter and travel
Delco, direct double acting
Vertically from lower control arm through coil spring to front suspension crossmember
538F
3.5G6/axr/P 1.25
1.00x4.68
SUSPENSION - REAR:
Outrigger mounted semi-elyptical leaf springs
Rear Springs:
  Make and type
  Material
  Length and width
  Spring slips


  Number of leaves
  Leaf thickness


  Capacity
Own, semi-elliptic
Alloy steel
51x2.0
Clinch type = 3
Bolt type = 1
Total = 4
4
Number 1 & 3 = .282
Number 2 = .313
Number 4 = .262
Total = 1.159
At pad = 575 lb.
At ground = 725 lb.
Rear Shock Absorbers:
  Make and type
  Mounting





  Model number
  Valve code
  Piston diameter and travel
Delco, direct double acting
Stem attached to slotted holes in flanged "U" shaped rear crossmember, eye attached at bottom to an anchor bolt on rear spring "U" bolt and shock absorber anchor bolt plate
560P
4D6/oxh/j 1.25
1.0x6.69
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase:
Overall Length:
Total Body Width:
Overall Height:
102.0 Inches
177.2 Inches
72.8 Inches
51.5 Inches
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom:
Shoulder Room:
Hip Room:
Leg Room:
35.1 Inches
49.4 Inches
59.6 Inches
45.1 Inches
Hardtop
Track Width, Front:
Track Width, Rear:
Min. Ground Clearance:
57.0 Inches
59.0 Inches
5.9 Inches
CAPACITIES:
Passenger Capacity:
Curb Weight (lbs.)
manual trans.
auto. trans.
Interior Passenger Volume (cu.ft):
Interior Trunk Volume (cu. ft):
Fuel Capacity (gallons):
Engine Oil Capacity (qts.):
Coolant Capacity (qts.):
Battery:
Coefficient of Drag (cd):
Weight Dist. Front/Rear (%):

2 - Driver & Passenger

3,033
3,135
---
4.474
16.4
5 (capacity of carnkcase less filter - refill)
16.5 (with heater)
12 volt, 54-plate, 53AH
---
---
STEERING:
Type:
Make:
Ratio:
Wheel diameter (in.):
Turns, Stop-toStop:
Turning Diameter, curb-to-curb (ft.):
Turning Diameter, wall-to-wall (ft.):
Semi-reversible recirculating ball
Saginaw
16.0:1
17
---
36.5 ft. right -- 37 ft. left (outside front)
38.5 ft. right -- 39 ft. left (outside front)
BRAKES:
Type:
Power brake type:
Drum diameter, front (in.):
Drum diameter, rear (in.):
Effective area (sq. in.):
Servo - 4 Wheel Hydraulic (Heavy Duty, RPO 684 Optional)
None
11
11
157 (Heavy Duty 121.5)
WHEELS/TIRES:
Wheel Type:
Standard:
Wheels, size:
Front:
Rear:
Tire, size:
Standard:
Optional:
Tires, type:
Revolutions at 30mph:
Inflation (cold)
Front:
Rear:
Short Spoke Disk, Pressed Steel

15"
15"

6.70 -- 15 -- 4 Ply Tubeless
6.70 -- 15 -- 4 Ply White & Blackwall
Rayon Cord
760

24 lbs.
24 lbs.
PERFORMANCE RESULTS:

3-Speed Transmission
Performance weight (lbs.)
Pounds/gross horsepower
Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement
Gross horsepower/cu.in. displacement
Power displacement (cu.ft./mile)
Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile)
0 - 60 mph (seconds)
Top Speed (mph)

Powerglide Transmission
Performance weight (lbs.)
Pounds/gross horsepower
Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement
Gross horsepower/cu.in. displacement
Power displacement (cu.ft./mile)
Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile)
0 - 60 mph (seconds)
Top Speed (mph)

4-Speed Transmission
Performance weight (lbs.)
Pounds/gross horsepower
Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement
Gross horsepower/cu.in. displacement
Power displacement (cu.ft./mile)
Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile)
0 - 60 mph (seconds)
Top Speed (mph)

ML - Motor Life, September 1959
MT - Motortrend, April 1959
R&T - Road and Track, January 1959
Standard

3275
14.21
11.61
,813
228.7
139.7
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3375
14.67
11.93
.813
219.5
130.1
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3290
14.30
11.63
.813
228.7
139
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RPO 469

3290
13.43
11.63
.866
228.7
139
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3390
13.84
11.98
.866
219.5
129.5
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3305
13.49
11.68
.866
228.7
138.4
8 (ML)
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RPO 469C

3295
12.20
11.64
.954
228.7
138.8
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3310
12.26
11.70
.954
228.7
138.2
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RPO 579

3280
13.12
11.59
.883
228.7
139.5
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3280
13.52
11.94
.883
219.5
129.9
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3295
13.18
11.64
.883
228.7
138.8
7.8 (MT)
120 (MT)
RPO 579

3290
11.35
11.63
1.025
228.7
139
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3205
11.40
11.68
1.025
228.7
138.4
6.6 (R&T)
128 (R&T)
1959 Corvette