For Sale: 1957 Chevrolet Corvette in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1957 Chevrolet Corvette - Fuel Injected 283ci V8 - 4 Speed Manual Transmission - Red and White Over Red Interior - Tan Convertible Top (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1957 Chevrolet Corvette on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access the more than 150 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to the Mustang's accident-and-damage-free Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) It's hard to believe that Prince wasn't thinking about this '58 when he wrote Little Red Corvette. Redesigned in 1956, the Corvette got a big mid-year upgrade in 1957 with the introduction of a Rochester fuel injection system providing a more than a 40-horsepower bump. Paired with the 4-speed manual transmission the Corvette finally had the performance to back up its looks. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Exterior �€" Red over white coves, this is quintessential Corvette. Red wheels with chrome knock-off hubcaps are shod in Goodyear whitewall tires. Beautiful bright work adorns every corner of this Corvette. At the front you will find the pre-1958 single headlight front fascia. Out back you will find gorgeous fender-exit exhausts under the taillights. A color matched tonneau cover conceals a beige convertible top. All glass is clear and free of cracks, and all lights are bright and free of blemishes. Interior �€" The epitome of they don't build things like they used to the craftsmanship evident in the interior of this Corvette is stunning. Beautiful gauges span the width of the dash, with the tachometer front and center. A chrome topped shifter lets everyone know this is a proper 4-speed sports car. Bright red leather adorns the cabin and is complimented by white accents to match the two-tone exterior paint. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Mechanical �€" What more is there to say about a Fuelie? Once the pinnace of automotive technology the Rochester fuel injection system truly made the Corvette a world beating, everyday sportscar. Not just an engine on wheels, the transmission is a joy as well. From Sports Car Illustrated �€" 1957, The gear ratios in the four speed gearbox (at last!) are marvelously spaced - the ratio step between gears ranges from 1.265 to 1.325 - and all gears are synchronized (will wonders never cease?). It is at least the equal to any gear box we've ever tried, not only with respect to the suitability of the ratios to the engine performance, but the smoothness of the synchromesh brings to mind the old metaphor about a hot knife and butter. While the more than 175 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '57 Corvette in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.

Vehicle Details

  • 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1598062
  • Price: $139,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:41595
  • Stock Number:22GKM136
  • VIN:E57S102759

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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