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Chevrolet Corvette

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Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet was the first major car company in the world to dare to make a regular production car out of fiberglass.  It was a crude affair at first but the sleek body and throaty engine captured the hearts of the American public, kick-starting the Crovette legend.

Type:  inline 6 cylinder
Construction:  cast-iron block and cylinder heads
Valve gear:  2 valves per cylinder operated  by a single camshaft, pushrods and solid valve lifters
Bore & Stroke:  3.56in x 3.94in
Displacement:  235 cubic inch
Compression Ratio:  8.0:1
Induction System:  3 carter YH sidedraft carbs
Maximum Power:  150 bhp at 4,200 rpm
Maximum torque:  233 lb-ft at 2,400 rpm
2-speed Powerglide automatic
X-braced steel chasis with fiberglass 2-seater convertible body
Running Gear
Steering:  Worm-and-sector
Front suspension:  Double wishbones, anti-roll bar, coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension:  Live axle with semi-elliptic springs and telescopic shocks
Brakes:  Drums, front and rear 
Wheels:  Steel disc, 15-in diameter
Tires:  Crossply 5.5x15
Length:  167 inches
Width:  72.2 inches
Height:  51.3 inches
Wheelbase:  102 inches
Track:  57 inches (front), 59 inches (rear)
Weight:  2,851 lbs

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