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1955 Corvette Production and Performance Numbers


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Model Year Highlights:

  • This was the first year for the all new 265ci, V8 engine. V8-equipped Corvettes could be identified by the large gold "V" over the smaller "v" in the Chevrolet script on the front fenders.
  • The V8 engines came equipped with chrome plated valve covers with the Chevrolet script.

Available Options
RPO Description MFG's Price Production
2934-6 Base Roadster - 6-cylinder $2,774.00 NA
2934-8 Base Roadster - 8-cylinder $2,909.00 NA
100 Directional Signals $16.75 700
101 Heater $91.40 700
102 AM Radio, Signal Seeking $145.15 700
290B Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 $26.90 NA
313M Powerglide Automatic Transmission $178.35 NA
420A Parking Brake Alarm $5.65 700
421A Courtesy Lights $4.05 700
422A Windshield Washer $11.85 700
Total Production (all convertibles): 700

Color Options
RPO Exterior Interior Soft Top Production
567 Polo White Red White/Beige 325
570 Pennant Blue Dark Beige Beige 45
573 Corvette Copper Dark Beige White 15
596 Gypsy Red Light Beige White/Beige 180
632 Harvest Gold Yellow Dark Green 120

Performance Review
Magazine GM Road & Track
Pub. Date NA July 1955
0-30 mph NA 3.2 sec
0-40 mph NA 4.4 sec
0-50 mph NA 6.4 sec
0-60 mph NA 8.7 sec
0-70 mph NA 11.3 sec
0-80 mph NA 14.4 sec
0-90 mph NA 18.9 sec.
0-100 mph NA 24.7 sec.
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 16.3 sec.
Top Speed NA 119.1 mph
Braking NA NA
Handling NA NA