1953 Corvette Specifications


Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Wheelbase, inches 102.0
Length, inches
167.0
Width, inches
72.2
Track, inches
front: 57.0 rear: 59.0
Height, inches
51.3
Curb Weight, pounds
2,850
 

Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible)
Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
6.0x15

Brakes
front: 11-inch drum
rear: 11-inch drum

Transmission
2-speed Powerglide

Standard axle ratio
3.55:1

Engine Specifications

Type ohv I-6
Displacement, liters/cu inch 3.85/235.5
Bore x stroke, inches 3.56 x 3.95
Fuel Management 3 Carter sidedraft
Horsepower @ rpm 150 @ 4200
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot 223 @ 2400

 

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
150 hp, 2-sp automatic
0-60 mph, sec
11.0
0-100 mph, sec
41.0
1/4-mile, sec
17.9

Source: Road & Track

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible
300
$3,498.00

 

Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
AM radio, signal seeking
300
$145.15
Heater
300
91.40

 

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production
Polo White
300

 

Interior Color Choices

Color Choice Convertible
Red 300

 

Convertible Top Color Choices

Color Choice Convertible
Black Convertible Top 300