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1953 - 1962 Corvette Powertrain Summary


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Below is a summary of Corvette Powertrain combinations from 1953 - 1962. Note: Information comes from the 1953 to 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Parts and Illustration Catalog, Effective - June 1982.

Engine Cu. In. Displ. Comp Ratio.> Bore Stroke Gross H.P. Net H.P. Induction> Transmission>
1953
6 Cyl. 235 8.0 3-9/16" 3-15/16" 150 @ 4200 RPM 140 @ 4200 RPM 3-Side Draft Single Barrel Powerglide
1954-1955 (1st Series)
6 Cyl. 235 8.0 3-9/16" 3-15/16" 150 @ 4200 RPM 140 @ 4200 RPM 3-Side Draft Single Barrel Powerglide
1955 (2nd Series)
6 Cyl. 235 8.0 3-3/4" 3" 155 @ 4200 RPM 140 @ 4000 RPM 3-Side Draft Single Barrel Powerglide
8 Cyl. 265 8.0 3-3/4" 3" 195 @ 5000 RPM 180 @ 4800 RPM 4-Barrel Powerglide
8 Cyl. 265 8.0 3-3/4" 3" 195 @ 5000 RPM 180 @ 4800 RPM 4-Barrel 3-Speed
1956
8 Cyl. 265 9.25 3-3/4" 3" 210 @ 5200 RPM 180 @ 4600 RPM 4-Barrel 3-Speed Powerglide
8 Cyl. 265 9.25 3-3/4" 3" 225 @ 5200 RPM 196 @ 4800 RPM Dual 4-Barrel 3-Speed Powerglide
1957
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 220 @ 4800 RPM 190 @ 4600 RPM 4-Barrel Close Ratio Powerglide
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 245 @ 5000 RPM 215 @ 4800 RPM Dual 4-Barrel Close Ratio Powerglide
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 250 @ 5000 RPM 225 @ 4800 RPM Fuel Injection Close Ratio Powerglide
* 8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 270 @ 6000 RPM 230 @ 6000 RPM Dual 4-Barrel Close Ratio
* 8 Cyl. 283 10.5 3-7/8" 3" 283 @ 6200 RPM 240 @ 5600 RPM Fuel Injection Close Ratio
* MAXIMUM performance engines have special performance-type camshaft, high-speed valve system and mechanicle valve lifters. All other engines have hydraulic valve lifters.
1958
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 230 @ 4800 RPM 195 @ 4600 RPM 4-Barrel 3-Speed, 4-Speed, Powerglide
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 245 @ 5000 RPM 215 @ 4800 RPM Dual 4-Barrel 3-Speed, 4-Speed, Powerglide
* 8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 270 @ 6000 RPM 230 @ 6000 RPM Dual 4-Barrel 3-Speed, 4-Speed
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 250 @ 5000 RPM 225 @ 4800 RPM Fuel Injection 3-Speed, 4-Speed, Powerglide
* 8 Cyl. 283 10.5 3-7/8" 3" 290 @ 6200 RPM 240 @ 5600 RPM Fuel Injection 3-Speed, 4-Speed
* MAXIMUM performance engines have special performance-type camshaft, high-speed valve system and mechanicle valve lifters. All other engines have hydraulic valve lifters.
1959
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 230 @ 4800 RPM 195 @ 4600 RPM 4-Barrel 3 or 4-Speed, Powerglide
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 245 @ 5000 RPM 215 @ 4800 RPM Dual 4-Barrel 3 or 4-Speed, Powerglide
* 8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 270 @ 6000 RPM 230 @ 6000 RPM Dual 4-Barrel 3 or 4-Speed, Powerglide
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 250 @ 5000 RPM 225 @ 4800 RPM Fuel Injection 3 or 4-Speed, Powerglide
* 8 Cyl. 283 10.5 3-7/8" 3" 290 @ 6200 RPM 245 @ 5600 RPM Fuel Injection 3 or 4-Speed, Powerglide
* Includes special performance type camshaft.
1960 - 1961
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 230 @ 4800 RPM 195 @ 4600 RPM 4-Barrel 3-Speed or 4-Speed, Powerglide
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 245 @ 5000 RPM 215 @ 4800 RPM Dual 4-Barrel 3-Speed or 4-Speed, Powerglide
* 8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 270 @ 6000 RPM 230 @ 6000 RPM Dual 4-Barrel 3 or 4-Speed
8 Cyl. 283 9.5 3-7/8" 3" 275 @ 5200 RPM - Fuel Injection 3 or 4-Speed
* 8 Cyl. 283 10.5 3-7/8" 3" 315 @ 5200 RPM - Fuel Injection 3 or 4-Speed
* Includes special performance type camshaft.
1962
8 Cyl. 327 10.5 4" 3-1/4" 250 @ 4400 RPM 210 @ 4400 RPM 4-Barrel 3-Speed or 4-Speed, Powerglide
8 Cyl. 327 10.5 4" 3-1/4" 300 @ 5000 RPM - Large 4-Barrel 3-Speed or 4-Speed, Powerglide
8 Cyl. 327 11.25 4" 3-1/4" 340 @ 6000 RPM - Large 4-Barrel 3 or 4-Speed
8 Cyl. 327 11.25 4" 3-1/4" 360 @ 6000 RPM - Fuel Injection 3 or 4-Speed