In 1955 hopes were high for big growth in Corvette production (north of 10,000 units were predicted). It turned out to be a horrible year and almost caused the death of the model. Only 700 units were produced in 1955.
1955 Production Volumes by Model Variant
Of those cars, 700 were all convertibles since that was the only body style in 1955.
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1955 Production Volumes by RPO Codes & Colors
Below, we have broken out the 1955 Corvette production builds by RPO codes and options so you can see how popular or rare certain options were. The biggest change for the ’55 in terms of options was the addition of the optional 195 horsepower V8.