This Corvette was campaigned in the late 50''s and early 60''s as a road race car in California
This Corvette was campaigned in the late 50''s and early 60''s as a road race car in California. The car was retired approximately 45 years ago. The original motor and transmission were not always in the car but remained with it. The car was ordered to be raced with the hard top only. On May 9th 2010 the current owner purchased and restored it to its pristine Original condition.
Frame built March 28th 1956
Motor Cast date March 23rd 1956
Heads Cast date March 26th 1965
Generator March 26th 1956
Dual Point Dist March 24th 1956
Bell Housing date March 21st 1956
Transmission March 16th 1956
Rear End Cast date January 26th 1956
Radiator April 19656
A lot of people would have been perfectly content if Chevrolet had frozen Corvette styling with the 1956 model. Although the same basic grille was kept, there were new front fenders with chrome rimmed headlights; external door handles; chrome outlined concave side body sculpturing (''cove'') and sloping, taillight integrated rear fenders. The dash layout remained the same as in the past. Upholstery colors were limited to beige or red, but six nitrocellulose lacquer finishes were available; Oxynx Black, Polo White, Venetian Red, Cascade Green, Azte Copper and Arctic Blue.
Vehicle Identification Numbers were the same as for previous models with the number symbols changed as follows E56S001001 to E56S004467. Starting engine numbers were 0001001 and up at each assembly plant, with an ''F'' Flint, Michigan and ''T'' Tonawanda, New York. Suffixes were as follows; ''GV'' for 265 cubic inch V-8 with Synchromesh; ''GU'' for 265 cubic inch V-8 with two, four-barrel carburetors and high-lift camshaft; ''GR'' for regular 265 cubic inch dual four-barrel V-8; ''FK'' for 265 cubic inch V-8 with Powerglide and ''FG'' for latter V-8 combinations with dual four-barrel carburetors.
Model Number: 2934
Body Style: 2934
Body Type & Seating: 2-dr Conv-2P
Factory Price: 3120
Shipping Weight: 2870
Total Production: 3,467
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