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1957 Chevrolet
Corvette Roadster

Matching Numbers Engine, Nicely Restored.

  • VINE57S102921
  • Exterior ColorOnyx Black with Silver Coves
  • Interior ColorDaytona Red
  • Mileage93663 Miles
  • Engine283 c.i. 8-Cylinder
  • Engine no.F307EG
  • Transmission4-Speed
  • StatusSold
  • StockFJ1358


1957 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
s/n E57S102921, Engine Stamped F307EG (Casting date B157)
Onyx Black with Silver Coves and Daytona Red Interior

Among the first generation Corvettes, 1957 was a very special year. The Corvette had received its first facelift the year before, which dramatically enhanced the success of the model, which had not been terribly successful up until that point. There were numerous options introduced around this time including tachometer, electric windows, various carburetor configurations or fuel injection, and during the production year, 4-speed transmissions.

This example was built in March of 1957, and was among the last of the cars to be fitted with the early 3-speed manual transmission. According to previous owners, this particular car was sold to its second owner in 1965 by the original owner, both residents of Burlington, Wisconsin. Al Corda, an accomplished NHRA champion bought the car in 1977, and had a frame off restoration performed. According to the previous owner, the engine was rebuilt by Wheeler in Minneapolis, using the original block heads, rods, crank, intake, carburetors, air cleaners, valve covers, while replacing the pistons, cams, valves, springs, rings and bearings. The interior was restored in the original red color and material and a new black convertible top. Much more recently, a previous owner painted it black lacquer, as a paint code was found noting Onyx black as the original color.

The following numbers appear on the various components of the car:

Engine block: On the driver’s side, at the rear, a casting number reads “3731548”. On the passenger’s side, at the front, a stamping reads “F307EG”, noting a solid lifter 283/ 270hp, 548 block, casting date B157= Friday Feb 15, 57, pad F307EG, Flint, Thursday March 7, 1957, EG= 270HP.

Transmission: This particular car was an early example delivered with a three speed manual, which has been upgraded to a 4-speed. The number of the currently installed Muncie 4-speed is 3782870.

Carburetors: 2626-S front, and 2627-S rear are 283/245hp units from 1957, but not original to the 270HP engine application.

Valve covers: 9 fin valve covers are correct for a 1957 model.

Radiator: 57B, Feb. 1957, and is correct.

Headlights: “T-3”, correct for a 1957 Corvette.

Wonderbar radio: correct for a 1957 Corvette.

Odometer: Shows 93,663, rev counter on tachometer shows 318,096, which roughly correspond to confirm mileage as original.

Spare Wheel: Is a welded 15” passenger wheel.

The car drives extremely well with all systems operation as they were intended by the factory in 1957.

This is a fantastic opportunity to own one of history's most significant production Corvettes at a fraction of the restoration expense alone.

Please note this car is currently titled as s/n VE57S102921.

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