C1 Corvette Modding Guide In the years following World War II, the American automotive scene was in search of something...
Often referred to as the “The Blue-Flame”, the Stovebolt-Six’s performance characteristics were anything but “fiery”. The Corvette, in its earliest form, was often ridiculed for being underpowered. Nonetheless, the Blue-Flame Stovebolt-Six served as the Genesis of Corvette power, if only for a brief period of time.
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GM’s 1950s Motorama-mobiles were mostly pretty out-there, with flamboyant fins, rocket-inspired skegs and cockpits, and other flights of wild imagination. Frankly, many of them were a bit absurd and even childish. But there were a few that were somewhat down to earth, even rather brilliant, like this 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne.
Built for outright top speed, this prototype Corvette was built by Zora Duntov. He successfully piloted the car to a two-way average speed of 150 mph in January of 1956 at Daytona. Later two more similar cars were built for the 1956 Daytona Speed Weeks in February. After initial resistance from Engineering, Duntov’s cam was delivered to the Proving Ground.
A warm welcome to a new form of motoring pleasure is extended to you as a Corvette owner. This is your introduction to an all new and distinctive design in which Chevrolet combines many of the desirable features of the passenger car into a truly fine and beautiful sports car.
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The engineers came up with a unit-body construction that relied on strength coming from the side sills of the chassis. These contained the exhaust which probably easily overheated the cockpit, especially in the coupe. Unfortunately, GM fitted fake V6 engines in both cars with a concept valve train that included dual overhead camshafts.
The 1955 Chevrolet Corvette marked a significant shift by combining classic C1 styling with robust muscle for the first time....
Rare 1955 Corvette Convertible to Cross Auction Block With each passing year, it becomes less and less common to spot...