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1953-1962 Corvette Shop Service Repair Manual

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C1: The First Generation "Solid Axle" Corvettes (1957-1959)

 

 

1957 Corvette

 

 

 

Wheelbase:

102"

 

 

Track:

57" Front / 58.8" Rear

 

Height:

51"  Over Hardtop

 

Length:

168"

 

Tire Size:

6.70x15"

 

Width:

70.5"

 

Plant:

St. Louis

 

Curb Weight:

2,849 lbs.

 

 

 

 

 

1957 Options

Code Description Quantity Price
2934 Base Corvette Convertible 6,339 $3,176.00
101 Heater 5,373 118.40
102 AM Radio

3,635

199.10

107 Parking Brake Alarm

1,873

5.40

108 Courtesy Lights

2,489

8.65

109 Windshield Washer

2,555

11.85
276 Wheels 15x5.5"

51

15.10
290 Whitewall Tires

5,019

31.60
303 3-Speed Manual Transmission 2,886 0.00
313 Powerglide Transmission 1,393 188.30
419 Auxiliary Hardtop 4,055 215.20
426 Power Windows 379 59.20
440 Two Tone Paint 2,797 19.40
469A 283ci 245hp Engine 2 4bbl Carbs.

2,045

150.65
469C 283ci 270hp Engine 2 4Bbl Carbs. 1,621 182.95
473 Power Operated Folding Top 2,682 139.90
579A 283ci 250hp Engine Fuel Injection 182 484.20
579B 283ci 283hp Engine Fuel Injection 713 484.20
579C 283ci 250hp Engine Fuel Injection 102 484.20
579E 283ci 283hp Engine F.I. & Fresh Air Intake 43 726.30
677 Positraction Rear Axle 3.70 327 48.45
678 Positraction Rear Axle 4.11 1,772 48.45
679 Positraction Rear Axle 4.56 Unknown 48.45
684 Heavy Duty Racing Suspension 51 780.10
685 4-Speed Manual Transmission 664 188.30

Serial Numbers:  E57S001001 through E57S106339

Base Engine:  283ci V8 220hp

Exterior Quantity Soft Top Wheels Interior
Onyx Black 2,189 Bg/W/Bk Black Bg/R
Aztec Copper 452 Bg/W Copper Bg
Cascade Green 550 Bg/W/Bk Green Bg
Arctic Blue 487 Bg/W/Bk Blue Bg/R
Venetian Red 1,320 Bg/W/Bk Red Bg/R
Polo White 1,273 Bg/W/Bk Red/Silver Bg/R
Inca Silver 65 Bk/W Silver Bg/R

Abbreviations:  Bk=Black, Bg=Beige, W=White, R=Red, Bl=Blue 

1958 Corvette

 

 

 

Wheelbase:

102"

 

 

Track:

57" Front / 58.8" Rear

 

Height:

51"  Over Hardtop

 

Length:

177.2"

 

Tire Size:

6.70x15"

 

Width:

72.8"

 

Plant:

St. Louis

 

Curb Weight:

2,926 lbs.

 

 

 

1958 Options:

Code

Description

Quantity Price
867 Base Corvette Convertible 9,168 $3,591.00
101 Heater 8,014 96.85
102 AM Radio

6,142

144.45

107 Parking Brake Alarm

2,883

5.40

108 Courtesy Lights

4,600

6.50

109 Windshield Washers

3,834

16.15
276 Wheels 15x5.5"

404

0.00
290 Whitewall Tires

7,428

31.55
313 Powerglide Transmission 2,057 188.30
419 Auxiliary Hardtop 5,607 215.20
426 Power Windows 649 59.20
440 Two Tone Paint 3,422 16.15
469 283ci 245hp Engine 2 4bbl Carbs. 2,436 150.65
469C 283ci 270hp Engine 2 4Bbl Carbs.

978

182.95
473 Power Operated Folding Top 1,090 139.90
579 283ci 250hp Engine Fuel Injection 504 484.20
579D 283ci 290hp Engine Fuel Injection 1,007 484.20
677 Positraction Rear Axle 3.70 327 48.45
678 Positraction Rear Axle 4.11 1,772 48.45
679 Positraction Rear Axle 4.56 Unknown 48.45
684 Heavy Duty Racing Suspension 51 780.10
685 4 Speed Manual Transmission 664 215.20

Serial Numbers: 

J58S001001 through J58S10968

Base Engine: 

283ci V8 230hp

Exterior Quantity Soft Top Wheels Interior
Charcoal 1,631 Bg/W Silver Bg/C/R
Snowcrest White 2,477 Bg/W/Bg Silver Bg/C/R
Silver Blue 2,006 Bg/W Silver Bg/C
Regal Turquoise 510 Bk/W Silver C
Panama Yellow 455 Bk/W Silver C
Signet Red 1,399 Bk/W Silver C/R
Black 493 Bk/W Silver C/R
Silver 193 Bk/W Silver C/R

Abbreviations: Bk=Black, Bg=Beige, C=Charcoal, W=White, R=Red, Bl=Blue 

1959 Corvette

 

 

Wheelbase:

102"

 

 

Track:

57" Front / 58.8" Rear

 

Height:

51"  Over Hardtop

 

Length:

177.2"

 

Tire Size:

6.70x15"

 

Width:

72.8"

 

Plant:

St. Louis

 

Curb Weight:

2,975 lbs.

 

 

1959 Options:

Code Description Quantity Price
867 Base Corvette Convertible 9,670 $3,875.00
101 Heater 8,909 102.25
102 AM Radio

7,001

149.80

107 Parking Brake Alarm

3,601

5.40

108 Courtesy Lights

3,601

6.50

109 Windshield Washers

7,929

16.15
121 Radiator Fan Clutch

67

21.55
261 Sunshades

3,722

10.80
276 Wheels 15x5.5" 214 0.00
290 Whitewall Tires 8,173 31.55
313 Powerglide Transmission 1,878 199.10
419 Auxiliary Hardtop 5,481 236.75
426 Power Windows 587 59.20
440 Two Tone Paint

2,931

16.15
469 283ci 245hp Engine 2 4bbl Carbs. 1,417 150.65
469C 283ci 270hp Engine 2 4Bbl Carbs. 1,846 182.95
473 Power Operated Folding Top 1,090 139.90
579 283ci 250hp Engine Fuel Injection 175 484.20
579D 283ci 290hp Engine Fuel Injection 745 484.20
675 Positraction Rear Axle 327 48.45
684 Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension 142 425.05
685 4 Speed Manual Transmission 4,175 188.30
686 Metallic Brakes 333 26.90
1408 Black Wall Tires 6.70x15 Unknown Unknown
1625 24 Gallon Fuel Tank Unknown Unknown

Serial Numbers:

J59S100001 through J59S109670

Base Engine:

283ci V8 230hp

Colors:

Exterior Quantity Soft Top Wheels Interior
Tuxedo Black 1,594 Bk/W Black Bg/Bk/R
Classic Cream 223 Bk/W Black Bk
Frost Blue 1,024 Bl/Bk/W Black B/R
Crown Sapphire 88 Bl/Bk/Tq/W Black Tq
Roman Red 1,542 Bk/W Black Bk/R
Snowcrest White 3,354 Bl/Bk/Tq/W Black Bl/Bk/R/Tq
Inca Silver 957 Bk/W Black Bk/R

Abbreviations:  Bk=Black, Bg=Beige, C=Charcoal, W=White, R=Red, Bl=Blue, Tq=Turquoise

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