1956 Corvette Advertisements

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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 C1 1956 Chevrolet 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!


Trivia Questions

Here are a few trivia questions for you to use at your next Corvette club part:

  1. 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
  2. In what model year were Factory Auxiliary Hard Tops first offered for the Corvette? Answer: 1956
  3. What Corvette part was called the “Doghouse” in 1956 – 1965 models? Answer: Fuel Injection Plenum Chamber
  4. 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.
  5. What was the name of the first female Corvette race driver and what year? Answer: Betty Skelton, 1956. She was also an aviator.

1956 Corvette Advertisments:

New Corvette's a Quick-Change Artist - 1956 Corvette magazine advertisement
New Corvette’s a Quick-Change Artist – 1956 Corvette magazine advertisement

Built for go...As well as show!  A dealership ad of Gorries in Toronto of a 1956 Corvette magazine advertisement.
Built for go…As well as show! A dealership ad of Gorries in Toronto of a 1956 Corvette magazine advertisement.

New Corvette V8 with Close-ration Stick Shift!  This is an advertisement by Chevrolet introducing the 1956 V8 engine.  It has the Specifications and features in this advertisement.
New Corvette V8 with Close-ration Stick Shift! This is an advertisement by Chevrolet introducing the 1956 V8 engine. It has the Specifications and features in this advertisement.

Another 1956 Chevrolet Corvette advertisement titled Make Your Escape in a New Corvette.
Another 1956 Chevrolet Corvette advertisement titled Make Your Escape in a New Corvette.

Chevrolet Unleashes The New Corvette - 1956 Vintage Corvette Magazine Ad
Chevrolet Unleashes The New Corvette – 1956 Vintage Corvette Magazine Ad

This ad looks like the previous ad, but it is slightly different. Chevrolet Unleashes The New Corvette - 1956 Vintage Corvette Magazine Ad
This ad looks like the previous ad, but it is slightly different. Chevrolet Unleashes The New Corvette – 1956 Vintage Corvette Magazine Ad

This is a very popular magazine ad for the 1956 Corvette titled The Real McCoy.
This is a very popular magazine ad for the 1956 Corvette titled The Real McCoy.

Chevrolet Unleashes The New Corvette! See Your Chevrolet Dealer...1956 vintage ad
Chevrolet Unleashes The New Corvette ! See Your Chevrolet Dealer…1956 vintage ad

This is a cute little ad for the 1956 Vette.  Love Seat You'll Never Want to Leave!
This is a cute little ad for the 1956 Vette. Love Seat You’ll Never Want to Leave!

Bring on the hay Bales!  This 1956 magazine ad shares some of the new features of the Corvette.
Bring on the hay Bales! This 1956 magazine ad shares some of the new features of the Corvette.

America's only genuine production sports car the 1956 was proving it would do well in competition. This ad for the 1956 Corvette features a Corvette racing at Pebble Beach. It was 1st in Class C and 2nd Over-All.
America’s only genuine production sports car the 1956 was proving it would do well in competition. This ad for the 1956 Corvette features a Corvette racing at Pebble Beach. It was 1st in Class C and 2nd Over-All.

Corvette sizzles with a New Hot V8! Another catchy ad for the 1956 Corvette.
Corvette sizzles with a New Hot V8! Another catchy ad for the 1956 Corvette.

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