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1958 Corvette Specifications

Dimensions
Exterior
Wheelbase 102 in.
Track Frt/Rear (in) 57/58.8
Length 177.2 in.
Width 72.8 in.
Height 51 in.
Front Tread 57 in.
Rear Tread 59 in.
Curb Weight 3,334 lbs.
Weight Dist. F/R (Engine) 53/47
Fuel Capacity 16.4 gal.
Coolant Capacity 16.5 qt. (with heater)
Interior
Headroom 34.7 in.
Hip Room 21.5 in. per bucket
59.6 in. total
Leg Room 46.5 in.
Shoulder Room 49.4 in.

Engine Options & Specifications
  Base 469 469C 579 579D
Bore 3.875 in. 3.875 in. 3.875 in. 3.875 in. 3.875 in.
Stroke 3.00 in. 3.00 in. 3.00 in. 3.00 in. 3.00 in.
Displacement 283 ci 283 ci 283 ci 283 ci 283 ci
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1 9.5:1 9.5:1 10.5:1
Horsepower 230 bhp @ 4,800 RPM 245 bhp @ 5,000 RPM 270 bhp @ 6,000 RPM 250 bhp @ 5,000 RPM 290 bhp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque 300 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000 RPM 300 lbs.-ft. @ 3,800 RPM 285 lbs.-ft. @ 4,200 RPM 305 lbs.-ft. @ 3,800 RPM 290 lbs.-ft. @ 4,400 RPM
Redline 5,300 rpm 5,300 rpm 6,300 rpm 5,300 rpm 6,300 rpm
Carburetion 1x4 bbl 2x4 bbl 2x4 bbl Rochester Fuel Inj. Fuel Inj.
Oil Capacity 6 qt. 6 qt. 6 qt. 6 qt. 6 qt.
Valvetrain hydraulic hydraulic hydraulic hydraulic mechanical

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