The Chevrolet Corvette C1, years 1953-1962.
The Corvette C1 was built in Flint, Michigan, most were hand built
6 cylinder engine with two speed automatic power-glide transmission
Drum brakes on all wheels
Increased output due to the triple carburetor
Year 1954, Paxton supercharger was available as an option
Manual transmission was available from the year 1955.
2nd Generation Corvette C1 was first to use gasoline engine.
Consisted of a 283 in³ 4.6 L V8 engine that delivered an output power of 283 hp
Year 1962, the capacity of engine was enlarged making it up to 327 in³ 5.4 L V8 that delivered an output power of 360 hp.
Years 1956-1957, four speed manual transmission, power windows, suspensions and heavy brakes and power convertible top were available options.
A total of 69,015 Corvette C1 cars have been manufactured between years 1953-1962.
The first Corvette C1 can also be seen in the Museum of Kerbeck Corvette, Atlantic City.