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1956 Corvette

Wheelbase: 102" Track: 57" Front / 58.8" Height: 51" Over Hardtop Rear
Length: 168"Tire Size: 6.70x15 Width: 70.5" Curb Weight: 2,875 lbs.

Plant: St. Louis

The Corvette received its first major body redesign in 1956. Only the instrument panel remained the same. The new design featured roll-up windows and power assist optional. External door handles and locks exposed headlights and the famous side cove. This was also the first year for two-tone paint, seat belts, factory hard tops, and the 1956 Corvette was the first car to offer a "Transistorized" AM Radio, and "Dual Point" Distributors. Dual four-barrel carburetors were available as an option on the V-8.

1956 Options:

Code Description

Quantity

Price

2934 Base Corvette Convertible

3,467

$3,467.00

101 Heater

Unknown

123.65

102 AM Radio

2,717

198.90

107 Parking Brake Alarm

2,685

5.40

108 Courtesy Lights

2,775

8.65

109 Windshield Washers

2,815

11.85

290 Whitewall Tries

Unknown

32.30

313 Powerglide Transmission

Unknown

188.50

419 Auxiliary Hardtop

2,076

215.20

426 Power Windows

547

64.60

440 Two Tone Paint

1,259

19.40

449 Hi-Lift Camshaft

111

188.30

469 265ci 225hp Engine 2 4Bbl Carbs.

3,080

172.20

471 Rear Axle 3.27 Ratio

Unknown

0.00

473 Power Operated Folding Top

2,682

107.60

Serial Numbers: E56S001001 through E56S004467

Base Engine: 265ci V8 210hp

Exterior

Quantity

Soft Top

Wheels

Interior

Onyx Black

810

White/Black

Black

Red

Aztec Copper

402

Beige/White

Copper

Beige

Cascade Green

290

Beige/White

Green

Beige

Arctic Blue

390

Beige/White

Blue

Beige/Red

Venetian Red

1,043

Beige/White

Red

Red

Polo White

532

Black/White

Red/Silver

Red

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