Polo White w/Red interior, 283/283hp fuelie, 4-speed manual transmission.
If you ask Corvette people when the car became an actual “sports car”, many would say when a V8 was dropped between its fenders in ’55. But to us, you’d have to move a couple years ahead to ’57. Because two important changes happened that year; the 4-speed transmission and Fuel injection were introduced! That extra gear made all the difference. Especially, at speed on the track . . . and freeway! Fuel injection was available in two flavors; a milder hydraulic lifter 250hp version that was even available with an automatic transmission! And the top dog wild 283hp solid lifter version.
This beautiful example has undergone an extensive and correct frame-off restoration and features both a 4-speed and the high-performance 283/283hp fuel-injected engine. The classic color combination of Ermine White w/Silver coves and Red interior looks fantastic and perfectly captures the era. The driving experience is as you would expect with a hi-horse engine in a relatively light car. In two words . . . a blast! The car starts right up and his that familiar rumble to the exhaust. Put the shifter in 1st, punch the accelerator and off you go to cruise to a local “Cars & Coffee”, up the coast for a nice Sunday drive or do what Todd and Buzz did and explore the Country. A tank of gas and imagination is all that’s needed . . .
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