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Under the hood Chevrolet Corvette 1953

Automobiles from 1950 > Extra about cars in 1950 A-I

The straight-six was dropped in 1956, and from 1957 a larger 283 cu in (4,637 cc) V8 was fitted. When paired with the new fuel-injection option, Chevrolet was able to declare the Corvette as the first to feature “One hp per cubic inch.” At a time when speed and horsepower counted most, these output figures catapulted the Corvette into the big league in terms of sales and popularity.

15. Hood latch under front of hood 16. Hood hinge part of cable-operated release system 17. Engine choices in 1959 were twin-carburetor (shown here) or fuel-injected versions of the 283 cu in (4,637 cc) V8

Hood hinge part of cable-operated release system
Engine choices in 1959 were twin-carburetor
Hood latch under front of hood
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