Chevrolet Corvette, 1955 MY 2934

The Corvette is a motor vehicle from Chevrolet, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style. The Corvette is part of Chevrolet's 2934 series of cars. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 4.3 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 195 bhp (198 PS/145 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 353 N·m (260 lb·ft/36 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission.

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Chevrolet Corvette, 1955 MY 2934 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4242 mm
What size engine?
4.3 litre, 4344 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
198 PS / 195 bhp / 145 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
353 Nm / 260 ft.lb / 36 kgm @ 3000 rpm

Chevrolet Corvette models

2 door roadster FR 3M 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1315 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1351 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1346 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1359 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1351 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW 1356 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1354 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW 1356 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW 1350 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW 1350 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1346 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1398 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1390 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1397 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4639 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1376 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW 1350 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1294 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4339 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1302 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1302 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1298 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW 1294 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4339 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4785 cm3 215 PS 212 bhp 158 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4785 cm3 205 PS 202 bhp 151 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4785 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW 1425 kg
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4785 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4785 cm3 201 PS 198 bhp 148 kW 1425 kg
1955 Chevrolet Corvette data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2591 mm 102 inches
Track/tread (front) 1440 mm 56.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1494 mm 58.8 inches
Length 4242 mm 167 inches
Width 1834 mm 72.2 inches
Height 1323 mm 52.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 65.4 litres 14.4 UK Gal 17.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.3 litre
4344 cc
(265.087 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 76.2 mm
3.75 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
198 PS (195 bhp) (145 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
44.9 bhp/litre
0.74 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
353 Nm (260 ft·lb) (36 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
81.26 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Carter WCFB 2218S carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1021.2 kPa (148.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 543 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.900
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.LS.
Wheel size front 5K x 15
Wheel size rear 5K x 15
Tyres front 6.70 x 15
Tyres rear 6.70 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID326348
Production total
Model code
Model family 2934
RAC rating 45.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Chevrolet Corvette added 2013-04-01.
Last modified 2013-04-01.