1st Generation Corvette

By: Nick Hanna

1st Generation Corvette Introduction

The 1st generation Corvette lasted from 1953-1962. Only 69,015 were produced.

Components

There were 4 optional colors: pennant blue, sportsman red, sportsman black, and polo white. There was the option of power windows, a hydraulically operated convertible top, and a heavy duty brake/suspension system. Most interior was either black, red, or white.

Transmissions offered

  • 2 speed power glide auto
  • 3 speed manual (1955-1962)
  • 4 speed manual (1957-1962)

Engines offered

  • 235 Blue Flame l6 (1953-1955)
  • 265 small block
  • 283 small block
  • 305 small block
  • 327 small block
  • 350 small block
  • 396 big block
  • 427 big block
  • 454 big block
  • 5.7L LT1, LT4, LT5
  • 5.7L LS1, LS6
  • 6.0L LS2
  • 6.2L LS3
  • 7.0L LS7
  • 6.2L LS9 supercharged
  • 6.2L LT1
  • 6.2LT4 supercharged

Price

$120,000 in excellent condition

$80,000 in fair condition

$30,000 or less in bad condition


Monthly payment: $2656.12 if I rented it for 4 years