1956 Corvette Specifications


Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Wheelbase, inches 102.0
Length, inches 168.0
Width, inches 70.5
Track, inches front: 57.0 rear: 59.0
Height, inches 51.9
Curb Weight, pounds 3,020

 
Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible)

 
Suspension

front: Independent; unequal-length A-arms, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
  

Wheels/Tires
6.70x15
  

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

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)
 

Standard axle ratio
3.70:1
 


 
Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch 4.34/265.0 4.34/265.0 4.34/265.0
Bore x stroke, inches 3.75 x 3.00 3.75 x 3.00 3.75 x 3.00
Fuel Management 1 x 4-bbl. 2 x 4-bbl. 2 x 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm 210 @ 5600 225 @ 5600 240 @ 5600
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot 270 @ 3200 270 @ 3600 270 @ 5200
 
 
Published Performance Numbers
 
Acceleration 225 hp, 3-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec 7.3
0-100 mph, sec 20.7
1/4-mile, sec 15.8
(Source: Road & Track)
 

 Vehicle Production and Prices
 
Car Type Production Price
2-door convertible 3,467 $3,120.00

 
Options and Production
 
Option Production Price
Heater NA $123.65
AM Radio, signal seeking 2,717 198.90
Parking Brake Alarm 2,685 5.40
Courtesy Lights 2,775 8.65
Windshield Washer 2,815 11.85
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15 NA 32.30
Powerglide Automatic Transmission NA 188.50
Auxiliary Hardtop 2,076 215.20
Power Windows 547 64.60
Two-Tone Paint 1,259 19.40
High-Lift Camshaft 111 188.30
225 hp Engine 3,080 172.20
Rear Axle, 3.27:1 NA 0.00
Power Operated Folding Top 2,682 107.60
 

 
Color Choices and Production
 
Color Choice Production Color Choice Production
Onyx Black 810 Aztec Copper 402
Cascade Green 290 Arctic Blue 390
Venetian Red 1,043 Polo White 532

 
Interior Color Choices
 
Color Choice Convertible
Red NA
Beige NA

 
Convertible Top Color Choices
 
Color Choice Convertible
White NA
Beige NA