$188

1957 Chevrolet Corvette VIN: E57S104195 Factory fuel injected car 283 ci, 283 horsepower V8 1 of 664 with the 4-speed manual transmission On October 19, 1956 Chevrolet debuted the 1957 Corvette, and it was a game changer. For the first time the Corvette was offered with optional Rochester mechanical fuel injection. At 283 horsepower, this made the Fuelie" a car to be reckoned with. The fuel injection system enabled Chevrolet to boast of 1 hp per cubic inch of displacement, a true milestone for performance cars of that era. The unique fuel injection system brought Chevrolet to another level considering almost all of the high priced supposedly advanced competition including Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari did not go with fuel injection until the 1970s. Only 1040 fuel injected 1957 Corvettes were made out of a total product run of 6339. Not up for debate is the way the market treats fuel injected Corvettes of the era. Corvette enthusiasts were enthralled with the fuel injected systems in 1957 and more so 50 years later as collectibles; the price premium for a Fuelie" as they are often called is significantly higher than their more mundane carbureted cousins. There was more good news for Corvette buyers in 1957. Just south of the potent powerplant a new four speed manual transmission became available as of April 9, 1957. 664 1957 Corvettes were so equipped at an extra cost of $188.30. This incredibly gorgeous Venetian Red Corvette is a late year 1957 with a 4-speed transmission and factory fuel injection. It was previously owned by Bruce Canepa in the 1990's before selling it to Burt Sugarman of Beverly Hills in the mid-90's. Bruce lost touch with his coveted Corvette as it became part of another's collection for many years before recently reuniting with it in 2011. It has been thoroughly detailed to concours quality condition at Canepa and is ready to become a unique part of any car devotee's collection. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We thank you for your interest in Canepa. To request further information or submit offers, please call or email: -


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Year:  1980 or older
Miles:  5 000 - 9999
Transmission: Manual
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 |  Address:  Scotts Valley, California

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