|Vehicle Type||Chevrolet Corvette|
|Built By||General Motors, Chevrolet Division|
|Suspension||Front A-arm with coil springs, dual leaf sprints with solid rear housing|
|Engine||Chevrolet "Blue Flame" 238 cubic inch, 155 horsepower, triple single barrel carburetors, 2 speed Power-Glide.|
|Owner||Woodland Family Collection|
These original Corvettes lacked performance and they did not display good body fit/quality. By late 1955, Dr. Zora Arkus Duntov, persuaded GM to install the same basic car, the new 265 cubic inch V-8, 195 horsepower, and 3 speed transmission. This created a very formidable sports car. The original 1953/1954 Corvettes were the forerunners of today's state of the art Corvette which has been in production for 60 plus years.