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.
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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