Chevrolet produced a lot of 1956 Corvette advertisements. Today on our blog we are taking a look back at some of these advertisements. We also want to share a little history of the 1956 C1 Corvette. We have included some 1956 Corvette Trivia questions for your next club get-together.
1956 had an all-new, streamlined body for the Corvette with roll-up windows. The Corvette “roadster” finally qualifies as a true “convertible.” There were three engine choices now, and nearly all buyers opted for the 225 hp, dual four-barrel carbureted 265 c.i. V-8. The Corvette transmission choices were split by almost 50-50 between autos and 3-speed manual units.
FIBERGLASS FACT: A rare option was the special high-lift camshaft that provided an (unofficial) output of 240 hp!
Here are a few trivia questions for you to use at your next Corvette club part:
- What does the word “Cove” refer to, and in what year models did this appear? Answer: Concave portion of the front fender and door from 1956 – 1962
- In what model year were Factory Auxiliary Hard Tops first offered for the Corvette? Answer: 1956
- What Corvette part was called the “Doghouse” in 1956 – 1965 models? Answer: Fuel Injection Plenum Chamber
- How many vertical bars or “teeth” are in the grill of the 1956 Corvette? Answer: There are 13 vertical bars or “teeth” that are in the grill of 1956 Corvettes.
- What was the name of the first female Corvette race driver and what year? Answer: Betty Skelton, 1956. She was also an aviator.
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