1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure – The thrilling new Chevrolet Corvette. The American sports car of the future. The Chevrolet Corvette has outstanding performance, amazing acceleration and a very low center of gravity.


1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure


1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure Specifications


1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

Windshield – Chrome bound, one piece, curved safety plate glass with a 55 degree slant.
Hood – fiberglass hood with hinges at front.
Headlights – recessed in front fenders, parking lights beside ends of radiator grille.
Radiator Grille – Chrome air scoop radiator grille.
Front guards – Chrome grille guards and chrome fender guards.
Front Suspension – Knee action, with direct double acting absorbers, and ride stabilizer gear.
Steering – Full anti-friction steering gear, center point steering linkage.


1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

Height – 33″ at door; 47″ at windshield.
Length – 102″ wheelbase, 167″ over-all.
Width – 70″ over-all.
Weight – Approximately 2900 pounds curb weight.
Top – Rakish, manually adjusted, lightweight fabric top; folds into concealed compartment at front of rear deck.
Body – Special open-cockpit for two passenger and fiber glass body.
Engine – 160-h.p. high compression 6-cylinder valve-in-head special “Blue Flame” Engine, with triple side-draft carburetors and dual exhaust system.
Transmission – Powerglide automatic transmission, with floor-mounted selector lever.
Wheels – 6.70 x 15, whitewall tires; chrome wheel disks with simulated “knock-off” hubs. Front tread, 57″; rear tread 59″.
Brakes – Hydraulic 4 wheel 11″ jumbo-drum self-energizing brakes, with bonded linings. Mechanical actuation of rear wheel brakes for parking.
Chassis Frame – X-member braced box girder frame.
Gasoline Tank – 18 gallons behind seats concealed filler on left side.


1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

Tail Lights – Jet type tail, stop, and direction signal lights in end of air fin fenders.
Luggage locker – Capacious, with counterbalanced lid; spare wheel and tire mounted flat below floor.
License Plate – Recessed in rear deck lid; indirectly lighted.
Rear Guards – Chrome center guard, between dual exhaust ports; chrome fender guards.
Rear Axle – Low numerical ratio hypoid axle; Hotchkiss drive.
Rear Suspension – 3 leaf, semi-elliptic springs; direct double-acting shock absorbers.


1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

The Spacious Chevrolet Corvette Cockpit
Color – Scarlet and white.
Seats – Form fitting individual bucket seats; driver’s seat adjustable.
Arm Rests – Built in doors, capacious stowage boxes in doors below saddle covers.
Steering Wheel – Nearly vertical 17 1/4 inch wheel; horn blowing ring.
Transmission Selector Lever – Floor mounted in sports car tradition.
Instruments – Airplane type including center mounted tachometer showing engine revolutions per minute, hooded speedometer and radio speaker.
Door Controls – Push button outside and release lever inside.
Side Windows – Separate windows, snapped in chrome top molding of doors.


1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure

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