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Engine
V-8
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Transmission
Manual
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Exterior
Red
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VIN
DRF53290

Description

225 HP, 265 cid Overhead Valve V-8 Engine With Dual 4-Barrel Carburetors, 3-Speed Manual Transmission VIN: DRF53290 (State of Florida assigned number) Corvette was America's first real sports car and the 1956 models would secure its future through outstanding performance, improved construction techniques and the tenacity of one man, Zora Arkus-Duntov. Sales of the little sports car had been...

225 HP, 265 cid Overhead Valve V-8 Engine With Dual 4-Barrel Carburetors, 3-Speed Manual Transmission VIN: DRF53290 (State of Florida assigned number) Corvette was America's first real sports car and the 1956 models would secure its future through outstanding performance, improved construction techniques and the tenacity of one man, Zora Arkus-Duntov. Sales of the little sports car had been weak with just 700 units produced in 1955. Chevrolet was ready to pull the plug on this experiment, except for the persistence of Duntov who was assisted by the father of the Chevrolet small -block, Ed Cole. Together they convinced Chevrolet's marketing team to allow one more year of production for the car to “prove” it's self and it did quite well. This fully restored example represents one of the best looking cars ever produced. Finished in Venetian Red with a Polo White scallop, this car has outstanding workmanship where the body panels line up with the hood, deck-lid and doors all gapped at or above factory specs. Under the hood, the dual four-barrel carbs roar to life to make this a formidable competitor on any road-race circuit or just to get from point A to point B in the shortest possible time. It is also equipped with the very desirable removable hardtop, as well as spinner wheel covers, and full instrumentation including clock and tachometer. One upgrade has been the addition of a recent aftermarket AM-FM stereo system. This is an opportunity to buy one of the first generations of America's sports car, and these straight-axle early models continue to command strong values under all market conditions.

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