1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE - 113245 Sold* at Las Vegas 2011 - Lot #668.2 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/113245/113245_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #668.2

1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

Auction Las Vegas 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 668.2
Year 1957
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN E57S102150
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color BEIGE
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 283
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #668.2 - One of the rarest options offered in the beginnings of Corvette racing was RPO 684 that was either an Air Box or Forced Air Ducting with Big Brake and Special Steering and Heavy Suspension. These options could be ordered with the car or bought over the GM counter at a very limited supply. This car has been upgraded with a 4-speed and vintage correct Big Brake and Heavy Suspension and Steering options that only a few were able to obtain. The Big Brake Suspension and Steering on this car has the correct finned drums with the correct screened backing plates with mounting holes for the air scoops or elephant ears, complete with new 8 coil front springs and 11/16 sway bar and quick steering adapter. To finish off what Chevrolet knew would be one of their best racing performers was the famed 283/283hp Rochester Fuel Injected engines. This car has a correct casting number block, cast later than the car was built, correct casting number and casting date coded heads, correct plenum or dog house, correct fuel and air meter. To finalize Chevrolets race ready look GM combined the 5.5x15" wheels painted silver when you selected beige interior with the small hubcaps and black wall tires.
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