Classic Red and White 1956 Corvette

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Corvette sales recovered to 3,467 with a slick, all-new 1956 model. The old six was dropped, while the V-8 was upped to 210 or 225 bhp, and manual transmission became standard, garnering praise from sports-car enthusiasts.  The 1956 Corvette improved performance dramatically, with 0-60 in as little as 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph.

Classic Red and White 1956 Corvette Convertible

Here are the specifications for the 1956 Corvette:

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible 
Wheelbase, inches102.0
Length, inches
168.0
Width, inches
70.5
Track, inches
front: 57.0 rear: 59.0
Height, inches
51.9 
Curb Weight, pounds
3,020

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
6.70×15

Brakes
front: 11-inch drum
rear: 11-inch drum

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.70:1

Engine Specifications 

Typeohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch4.34/265.0 
4.34/265.04.34/265.0
Bore x stroke, inches3.75 x 3.003.75 x 3.003.75 x 3.00
Fuel Management1 x 4-bbl.2 x 4-bbl.2 x 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm210 @ 5600225 @ 5600240 @ 5600
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot270 @ 3200270 @ 3600270 @ 5200

Published Performance Numbers 

Acceleration
225 hp, 3-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec
7.3
0-100 mph, sec 
20.7 
1/4-mile, sec
15.8 

(Source: Road & Track)

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price 
2-door convertible
3,467
$3,120.00 

Options and Production

Option
Production 
Price 
Heater 
NA
$123.65 
AM Radio, signal seeking 
2,717 
198.90 
Parking Brake Alarm 
2,685 
5.40 
Courtesy Lights 
2,775 
8.65 
Windshield Washer 
2,815 
11.85 
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15 
NA 
32.30 
Powerglide Automatic Transmission 
NA 
188.50 
Auxiliary Hardtop 
2,076 
215.20 
Power Windows 
547
64.60 
Two-Tone Paint 
1,259
19.40 
High-Lift Camshaft
111 
188.30 
225 hp Engine 
3,080
172.20 
Rear Axle, 3.27:1 
NA 
0.00 
Power Operated Folding Top2,682 
107.60 

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
ProductionColor Choice
Production 
Onyx Black
810 
Aztec Copper 
402 
Cascade Green 
290 
Arctic Blue 
390 
Venetian Red 
1,043 
Polo White
532 

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