1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie 4-Speed

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In 1957, for the first time in Corvette history, Chevrolet decided to offer optional fuel injection to go with their small-block V8 engine. Chevrolet produced less than 3,500 Corvettes for the ‘57 model year. This particular ‘57 Vette is one of roughly 700 made with a fuel-injected 283ci V8, paired with a four-speed manual transmission.

Restored in the 1990’s, this ‘57 Corvette Fuelie features a Venetian Red finish with beige coves and a red interior. Unfortunately, the car was delivered without a soft-top and the hardtop went missing under previous ownership. Nonetheless, the feeling of fresh air on a beautiful day can’t be beat when riding around in a ‘57 Corvette.

When it comes to recent restoration, this baby is good to go. Corvette specialist Don Baker resealed the engine in the early 2000’s and the Rochester fuel-injection system has been rebuilt within the past few months.

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie 4-Speed

In 2012, the car received new wheel bearings and cylinders. During these repairs, they also turned the drum brakes and installed a new brake master cylinder. The interior also received some recent maintenance with a refurbished steering column, turn signal and more in 2016.

Over the years, owners equipped a RetroSound Radio and the car currently sits on BFGoodrich whitewall tires. This model shows just over 53,000 miles on the odometer and features a clean Texas title.

Service records and owner’s manuals come with the sale. There are many great photos along with a walk-around and eventually driving footage shown on the BaT website. Otherwise, you may find this car in DriverSource’s Spring Motoring Collection where the car is also featured.

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