Chevrolet Corvette C1 group GT (1954)

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C1 registry
Facts and engine history


69015 units built
Click here for '53, 235 inline 6
Click here and here for '55, 265 V8
Click here and here and here for '58
Click here for '62, 327
Click here and here for SR-1 '56, Sebring Racer-1 with ZF 4 speed manual gearbox and 307 engine
Click here and here for SR-2 '56, Sebring Racer-2
Click here and here and here and here for SS '57, Super Sport

Homologation number: GT 54 (327)
Homologation start: 7/2/1962

Chevrolet "Blue Flame" gen. II, 235, straight 6 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
3859cc, 90.49 x 100.01 mm
150 bhp / 112 KW @ 4200 rpm
cast iron block, cast iron head with siamesed ports, three intake and four exhaust ports. Cylinders 2 and 3 and cylinders 4 and 5 shared a single exhaust port between them, whereas cylinders 1 and 6 had their own exhaust ports
babbitt cast integral rod bearings
side high-lift cam camshaft with pushrods, hydraylic lifters and overhead valves (OHV), 2 valves / cyl - 12 valves total
aspiration, natural with 1 x Carter 2066S Carburetor
water cooled
oil "dipper system"

Chevrolet Small Block gen. I 265 "Turbo Fire", V8 (90o) cylinders, 4 stroke, petrol engine. Click here
4344cc, 95.25 x 76.2 mm
240 hp (179 kW)
cast iron block, 111.8mm bore spacing, cast iron head
side high-lift cam camshaft with pushrods, hydraylic lifters and overhead valves (OHV), cam located centrally between the two banks, 2 valves / cyl - 16 valves total
aspiration, natural with 2 x 4 barrel Rochester carburetors
water cooled

Analytical specifications and drawings

V8 (90o) cylinder
5354cc capacity
OHV with 2 valves per cylinder
Natural aspiration with GM-Rochester mechanical fuel injection
Power output, 360 HP @ 6000 rpm, 1964: 375 HP
Torque, 352 ft lbs (476 Nm) @ 4000

Results in WSCC

235ci engine
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Buenos Aires Sebring Mille Miglia Le Mans Tourist Trophy Carrera Pan
Team 1000km 12h 1600km 24h
Austin F. Young Jr/ Jack Morton #8, in entry list
Bill von Esser/ Ernest Pultz #12, eng ine
Works Starts/finishes 1/0 1/0

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SR-1 model '56
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SR-2 model '56
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SR-2 '56 model
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1953-1955 model
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At Sebring '57
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1956-1957 model
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1958-1962 model
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Inline 6, blue flame 235 engine


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