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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:35 am

I would take the Corvette, but would rather have a Port-Hole T-Bird. These are the specs for the Vette, notice the base price was $3,176.32. The big surprise is that they had a fuel-injection option for the bullet-proof 283.


The 1957 Corvette introduced many performance-oriented options, including an enlarged V-8 engine, Borg-Warner four-speed manual transmission, and a variety of rear axle ratios. Here are the specifications for the 1957 Corvette:



The 1957 Corvette offered accessories such as whitewall tires,
contrasting colors, and power soft top.




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


51.1


Curb Weight, pounds


2,985



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)
4-speed manual (opt)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.70:1

Engine Specifications


Type

ohv V-8

ohv V-8

ohv V-8

ohv V-8

ohv V-8

Displacement, liters/cu inch

4.6/283


4.6/283

4.6/283

4.6/283

4.6/283

Bore x stroke, inches

3.875 x 3.00

3.875 x 3.00

3.875 x 3.00

3.875 x 3.00

3.875 x 3.00

Fuel Management

1 x 4-bbl.

2 x 4-bbl.

fuel injection

2 x 4-bbl.

fuel injection

Horsepower @ rpm

220 @ 4800

245 @ 5800

250 @ 4800

250 @ 4800

283 @ 6200

Torque @ rpm, pound-foot

300 @ 3000

300 @ 3000

305 @ 3800

305 @ 3800

290 @ 4400


Published Performance Numbers



Acceleration

250 hp, 4-sp man.


0-60 mph, sec


5.7


0-100 mph, sec


NA


1/4-mile, sec


14.3


(Source: Road & Track)

Vehicle Production and Base Prices



Car Type

Production

Price

2-door convertible


6,339


$3,176.32




Options and Production



Option

Production

Price

Heater


5,373


$118.40


AM Radio, signal seeking


3,635


199.10


Parking Brake Alarm


1,873


5.40


Courtesy Lights


2,489


8.65


Windshield Washer


2,555


11.85


Wheels, 15 x 5.5


51


15.10


Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15


5,019


31.60


Powerglide Automatic Transmission


1,393


188.30


Auxiliary Hardtop


4,055


215.20


Power Windows


379


59.20


Two-Tone Paint


2,794


19.40


245 hp Engine


2,045


150.65


270 hp Engine


1,621


182.95


Power Operated Folding Top


1,336


139.90


250 hp Engine Fl (579A)


182


484.20


283 hp Engine FI (579B)


713


484.20


250 hp Engine FI (579C)


102


484.20


283 hp Engine FI (579E)


43


726.30


Positraction Rear Axle, 3.70:1

327


48.45


Positraction Rear Axle, 4.11:1


1,772


48.45


Positraction Rear Axle, 4.56:1


NA


48.45


Heavy Duty Racing Suspension


51


780.10


4-speed Manual Transmission


664


188.30
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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:07 pm

Impressive even today


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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:34 pm

The base price of $3176 is what is impressive. Today that would be about $31,000 base price, wheels, transmission, engine and steering wheel extra.
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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:44 am

Okay Cloudy,  here's one special for you


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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:15 pm

OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What a superb piece of craftsmanship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It's.........GPRGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:24 pm

Embarassed


Aw shucks

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:09 am

TAALLIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:40 pm

WHOA!!!

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:01 am

'57 Buick Special


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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:05 pm

Very COOL!!!  When I was a kid those particular grills ALWAYS scared me because I thought they were mouths and they were going to eat me up!!! Shocked affraid Rolling Eyes rofl3 rofl3 rofl3
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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:25 pm


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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:26 pm


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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:29 pm


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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:11 pm

I'll take the second or third one. I never have understood how a driver can see with a huge part of his engine in front of his face. And yeah, call me weird but I like to see whats in front of me when I drive.

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:24 pm

I kinda like the yellow ones

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:26 pm

And your from a state that isn't required to clear your windows when it snow????  Or the rest if your vehicle?

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:42 pm

@ctrr03 wrote:
And your from a state that isn't required to clear your windows when it snow????  Or the rest if your vehicle?


Thats because we don't need a requirement to know we need to be able to see.

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:18 pm

I can just picture you driving down the road with a 4 inch square during a blizzard.

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:38 am

the yellow pick-em-up truck is pretty but it's NEARLY that shade of "school bus" yellow...I like the pale yellow one in the background better, but I REALLY like the black and white chevy, now that's one spiffy car!!!  Now the first one, the red/orange one is cool if it just sits and looks pretty, but never, in a million years would I drive it...
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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:42 am

@ctrr03 wrote:
And your from a state that isn't required to clear your windows when it snow????  Or the rest if your vehicle?

Maybe those of us further down toward the southern part of the U.S. have enough common sense to know when we have to clear the snow and/or ice from our vehicles so we can drive them...Ida know???  It's hard for me to imagine y'all actually "require" your citizens to clear the snow from your vehicles and they don't have sense enough to do it without a rule or a law, which ever...
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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:50 pm

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I can just picture you driving down the road with a 4 inch square during a blizzard.

Never. No matter how much of a hurry I may be in, I clean front, back, sides and mirrors. I really do have this thing about good vision in a vehicle. I won't even hang anything from my rearview mirror.

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:15 pm

I clean mine too.  except for the work truck.  Never could reach the top

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Mon May 15, 2017 5:09 pm


A vintage vehicle

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PostSubject: Re: World of Wheels   Mon May 15, 2017 11:11 pm

Cool!!!

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