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1957 Corvette Production and Performance Numbers


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Model Year Highlights:

  • 1957 Corvettes came equipped with brackets for seat belts, but did not come from the factory equipped with seat belts. They were a dealer installed option.
  • 1957 was the first year fuel injection and a four-speed transmission was offered on the Corvette.
  • Both white plastic and chrome plated shift knobs were used on 1957 Corvettes. Early 1957 models came equipped with the chrome plated knobs while later production models came equipped with the white plastic knobs.

Available Options
RPO Description MFG's Price Production
2934 Base Convertible $3,176.32 6,339
101 Heater $118.40 5,373
102 AM Radio, Signal Seeking $199.10 3,635
107 Parking Brake Alarm $5.40 1,873
108 Courtesy Lights $8.65 2,489
109 Windshield Washers $11.85 2,555
276 Wheels, 15x5.5 $15.10 51
290 Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 $31.60 5,019
303 3-Speed Manual Transmission No Charge 2,886
313 Powerglide Automatic Transmission $188.30 1,393
419 Auxiliary Hardtop $215.20 4,055
426 Power Windows $59.20 379
440 Two-Tone Paint Combination $19.40 2,797
469A 283ci, 245hp Engine (2x4 carbs.) $150.65 2,045
469C 283ci, 270hp Engine (2x4 carbs.) $182.95 1,621
473 Power Operated Folding Top $139.90 1,336
579A 283ci, 250hp Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 182
579B 283ci, 283p Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 713
579C 283ci, 250hp Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 102
579E* 283ci, 283hp Engine (fuel inj.) $726.30 43
677 Positraction Rear Axle 3.70:1 $48.45 327
678 Positraction Rear Axle 4.11:1 $48.45 1,772
679 Positraction Rear Axle 4.56:1 $48.45 NA
684 Heavy Duty Racing Suspension $780.10 51
685 4-Speed Manual Transmission. $188.30 664
Total Production (all convertibles):  6,339

*  The 579E option included a special tachometer mounted on top of the steering column and a fresh air intake was also added.

Color Options
RPO Exterior Ditzler # Dupont # RM # Interior Soft Top Production
718 Polo White NA NA NA Beige/Red Beige/White/Black 1,273
NA Onyx Black 9200 99 400 Beige/Red Beige/White/Black 2,189
709 Aztec Copper NA NA NA Beige White/Beige 452
712 Cascade Green DAL 41973 #2416 56V36 Beige White/Beige/Black 550
713 Arctic Blue NA NA NA Beige/Red White/Beige/Black 487
714 Venetian Red DAL-70694 Duco #2415-H 56V52 Beige/Red White/Beige/Black 1,320
704 Inca Silver NA NA NA Beige/Red White/Black 65

1956 Corvette Color Combination Production Numbers

Performance Review
Magazine GM Spec. Sports Car Illust. Sports Car Illust.
Pub. Date NA 6/1957 6/1957
Engine   469C 579B
Transmission NA NA NA
Axle NA 3.70 3.70
0-30 mph NA 3.1 sec 2.4 sec
0-40 mph NA 3.8 sec 3.4 sec
0-50 mph NA 4.9 sec 4.9 sec
0-60 mph NA 6.8 sec 6.6 sec
0-70 mph NA 8.7 sec 8.8 sec
0-80 mph NA NA NA
0-90 mph NA NA NA
0-100 mph NA 17.6 sec 18.2 sec
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 15.0/95.0 14.2/93.0
Top Speed NA 122.0 mph 125.0 mph
Braking NA NA NA
Handling NA NA NA