1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Fuel-Injected Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Venetian Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Red
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Chevrolet's introduction of the option of fuel-injection for the 1957 season was inspired for it provided the now bored out 283 cubic inch V8 with a matched number of horses under the hood. It was first tested as a solution to gas 'sloshing' of carburetor aspirated cars turning into bends under race conditions at Sebring in 1956, and then rolled out as an option for the next production season. Retrospectively it is amazing to think that Chevrolet were able to offer this contemporaneously with Mercedes-Benz's 300SL while on other high end machinery it would be more than a decade before this would be the commonplace. And all at once, the term 'fuelie' was born.

From the mid-60s through the mid-90s, this Fuelie was owned by Mr Pillsbury, a California based Corvette collector. In that ownership the car had undergone a comprehensive body-off restoration, during which it was ascertained that the car had a fully correctly numbered drive train, including its rare late '57 series f