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1955 introduced the first V8 Corvette.  You could tell the difference between the V8 and 6 cylinder because on the front grille was the wording "CheVrolet".  It should also be noted that the V8 model had a 12 volt electrical system, while the 1955 corvette 6 cylinder had a 6 volt electrical system. V8 models also had a modified frame to allow room for the fuel pump.

A V-8 1955 Corvette could hit 60 mph in 8.7 seconds and go from 0-100 in 24.7 seconds. This year also brought to the table new exterior colors which included - Copper and Harvest Gold.

Engine Facts:
Option 1: Inline Six Cylinder, 235.5 cid, 155 horsepower
Option 2: V-8, 265 cid, 195 horsepower @ 4200 rpm.

Chassis Facts:
The wheelbase was 102 inches, while the overall length was 167 inches.

Options Available:
Directional Signals - $16.75
Heater - $91.40
Windshield Washer - $11.85
Parking Brake Alarm - $5.65
Powerglide Automatic Transmission - $178.35
Courtesy Lights - $4.05
White sidewall tires - $26.90

Pricing in 1955:
Six Cylinder - $2,774.00
V8 - $2,909

Total Production:
700


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