1953

All 300 were hand built, had 6 cylinder Engines with automatic transmissions and were white with red interiors and black soft top
1953 Motor
3852ccm/150PS 6-Zylinder
1953 Abmessungen
Länge                                       4249 mm
Breite                                      1773 mm
Höhe                                        1308 mm
Reifen Größe                                6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                 1448 mm
Spur (Hinten)                               1494 mm
Gewicht                                     1310 kg

1954

Addition of pennant blue, sportsman red and black exterior colors

Interiors were red except for beige with the pennant blue exterior

All soft-tops were beige

Tail pipes were extended to reduce discoloring of rear finish and minimize intrusion of exhaust fumes into the passenger compartment.

1954 Motor
3852ccm/155PS 6-Zylinder
1954 Abmessungen
Länge                                        4249 mm
Breite                                       1773 mm
Höhe                                         1308 mm
Reifen Größe                                 6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                  1448 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                1494 mm
Gewicht                                      1310 kg

  

1956

Bodies were re-styled with the introduction of the body side cove
External door handles and locks appear
Roll-up windows
Selector bar on optional radio was plain with no lettering
Dash mounted rear view mirror had thumbscrew adjustment
Harvest Gold and Copper exterior colors were added
1956 Motor
4343ccm/210PS V8
4343ccm/225PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4343ccm/240PS V8 (Special High-Lift Cam)
1956 Abmessungen
Länge                                          4267 mm
Breite                                         1791 mm
Höhe                                           1295 mm
Reifen Größe                                   6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                    1448 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                  1494 mm
Gewicht                                        1305 kg

 

1957

Fuel injection with side cove emblem
4 speed transmission
Selector bar on optional radio contained word "Wonderbar"
Dash mounted rear view mirror had threaded base and lock-nut adjustment
1957 Motor
4638ccm/220PS V8
4638ccm/245PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4638ccm/270PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4638ccm/250PS V8 (fuel injection)
4638ccm/283PS V8 (fuel injection)
1957 Abmessungen
Länge                                           4267 mm
Breite                                          1791 mm
Höhe                                            1295 mm
Reifen Größe                                    6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                     1448 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                   1494 mm
Gewicht                                         1293 kg

 

1958

Dual headlights appear
Twin chrome straps on trunk lid
Non-functional louvers on hood
1958 Motor
4638ccm/230PS V8
4638ccm/245PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4638ccm/270PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4638ccm/250PS V8 (fuel injection)
4638ccm/290PS V8 (fuel injection)
1958 Abmessungen
Länge                                           4500 mm
Breite                                          1849 mm
Höhe                                            1295 mm
Reifen Größe                                    6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                     1448 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                   1494 mm
Gewicht                                         1328 kg

 

1959

No twin chrome straps on trunk lid
No louvers on hood
4-speed shifter had a reverse lock-out T-handle
Passenger side storage compartment under the garb bar
The '59 and '60 Corvette bodies are identical except for the wheel colors: black on '59's and body color on the '60's
Seats sported horizontal pleats
1959 Motor
4638ccm/230PS V8
4638ccm/245PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4638ccm/270PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4638ccm/250PS V8 (fuel injection)
4638ccm/290PS V8 (fuel injection)
1959 Abmessungen
Länge                                           4500 mm
Breite                                          1849 mm
Höhe                                            1295 mm
Reifen Größe                                    6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                     1448 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                   1494 mm
Gewicht                                         1351 kg

 

1960

Seats sported vertical pleats
Dash-top speaker grill had painted bezel
Door panel had dimpled metal trim
Corvette script on passenger side dash scoop had colored bars above and below
1960 Motor
4638ccm/230PS V8
4638ccm/245PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4638ccm/270PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4638ccm/250PS V8 (fuel injection)
4638ccm/290PS V8 (fuel injection)
1960 Abmessungen
Länge                                            4500 mm
Breite                                           1849 mm
Höhe                                             1295 mm
Reifen Größe                                     6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                      1448 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                    1494 mm
Gewicht                                          1355 kg

 

1961

Heavy teeth in front grill were replaced with "eggcrate" mesh
Headlight bezels were body colored
Very narrow pleats on seating surfaces
Nose emblem was a crossed flag over a "V"
Re-styled Hinten featured Corvette signature four taillights
1961 Motor
4638ccm/230PS V8
4638ccm/245PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4638ccm/270PS V8 (2x4 carburetors)
4638ccm/275PS V8 (fuel injection)
4638ccm/315PS V8 (fuel injection)
1961 Abmessungen
Länge                                          4500 mm
Breite                                         1788 mm
Höhe                                           1308 mm
Reifen Größe                                   6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                    1448 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                  1494 mm
Gewicht                                        1378 kg

 

1962

327ci engine replaces 283ci engine
Single louver simulated cove vent replaces triple spears of '61
No trim around body side cove
Two-tone paint no longer available
Optional whitewalls were narrow
Vorn grill was blacked out
Nose emblem was a crossed flag inside a circle
Bright rocker panel molding was added
1962 Motor
5360ccm/250PS V8
5360ccm/300PS V8
5360ccm/340PS V8
5360ccm/360PS V8 (fuel injection)
1962 Abmessungen
Länge                                          4500 mm
Breite                                         1788 mm
Höhe                                           1308 mm
Reifen Größe                                   6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                    1448 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                  1494 mm
Gewicht                                        1392 kg

 

1963

Coupe is offered for the first time
Split rear window is used for the coupe
A/C and leather seats available for the first time
Hood was adorned with simulated air vents
Side fender louvers are twin horizontal
1963 Motor
5360ccm/250PS V8
5360ccm/300PS V8
5360ccm/340PS V8
5360ccm/360PS V8 (fuel injection)
1963 Abmessungen
Länge                                          4448 mm
Breite                                         1768 mm
Höhe                                           1265 mm
Reifen Größe                                   6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                    1429 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                  1448 mm
Gewicht                                        1369 kg

 

1964

Split rear window is removed from the coupe
Simulated air vents removed from the hood
Side fender louvers are twin horizontal
Steering wheels were walnut grained plastic
1964 Motor
5360ccm/250PS V8
5360ccm/300PS V8
5360ccm/365PS V8
5360ccm/375PS V8 (fuel injection)
1964 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4448 mm
Breite                                            1768 mm
Höhe                                              1265 mm
Reifen Größe                                      6.70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                       1429 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1448 mm
Gewicht                                           1419 kg

 

1965

Big block 396ci engine appears
Side mount exhaust systems are offered
Side fender louvers were functional three vertical slots
Teakwood steering wheels, telescoping steering columns and gold-walled tires were popular options
Hood recesses were removed
1965 Motor
5360ccm/250PS V8
5360ccm/300PS V8
5360ccm/350PS V8
5360ccm/365PS V8
5360ccm/375PS V8 (fuel injection)
6490ccm/425PS V8
1965 Abmessungen
Länge                                           4448 mm
Breite                                          1768 mm
Höhe                                            1265 mm
Reifen Größe                                    7.75x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                     1443 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                   1463 mm
Gewicht                                         1423 kg

 

1966

Big block 427 replaces 396ci engine
Side roof vents were removed
Side fender louvers remain functional three vertical slots
Nose sported an "eggcrate" grill
Head rests and shoulder harnesses are available for the first time
Knock-off wheels had brush finish center cones instead of bright as in previous years
1966 Motor
5360ccm/300PS V8
5360ccm/350PS V8
6999ccm/390PS V8
6999ccm/425PS V8
1966 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4448 mm
Breite                                            1768 mm
Höhe                                              1265 mm
Reifen Größe                                      7.75x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                       1443 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1463 mm
Gewicht                                           1426 kg

 

1967

No fender emblems or hood scripts were used except for the "427" hood badge
Five side fender slots were angles forward
Aluminum rocker panels were painted flat black
Parking brake handle moved to between the seats
Single backup light mounted above the license plate
GM "Mark of Excellence" sticker was applied exclusively to the '67 on the door jams
1967 Motor
5360ccm/300PS V8
5360ccm/350PS V8
6999ccm/390PS V8
6999ccm/400PS V8
6999ccm/430PS V8
6999ccm/435PS V8
1967 Abmessungen
Länge                                            4448 mm
Breite                                           1768 mm
Höhe                                             1265 mm
Reifen Größe                                     7.75x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                      1443 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                    1463 mm
Gewicht                                          1432 kg

 

1968

New body style with removable roof panels and rear  window on coupes
Windshield wipers hidden under a vacuum operated panel
No body side emblem or script was used
No side exhaust was offered
Had push-button exterior door release
Had dash mounted ignition switch
Back-up light was separate from taillight
1968 Motor
5360ccm/300PS V8
5360ccm/350PS V8
6999ccm/390PS V8
6999ccm/400PS V8
6999ccm/430PS V8
6999ccm/435PS V8
1968 Abmessungen
Länge                                            4636 mm
Breite                                           1753 mm
Höhe                                             1214 mm
Reifen Größe                                     F70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                      1481 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                    1499 mm
Gewicht                                          1457 kg

 

1969

Stingray script was used on side fender above "gills"
Tail lamp lens had integrated back-up light if so ordered
Side exhaust returns for '69 only
Door release was via a push plate mounted on the upper door sill
Ignition switch moved to steering column
1969 Motor
5737ccm/300PS V8
5737ccm/350PS V8
6999ccm/390PS V8
6999ccm/400PS V8
6999ccm/430PS V8
6999ccm/435PS V8
1969 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4636 mm
Breite                                            1753 mm
Höhe                                              1214 mm
Reifen Größe                                      F70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                       1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1509 mm
Gewicht                                           1473 kg

 

1970

"Eggcrate" fender grills replaced side fender gills or 1968 – 1969
Had squared exhaust vents
Wheel wells were flared to combat stone chipping
1970 Motor
5737ccm/300PS V8
5737ccm/350PS V8
5737ccm/370PS V8
7441ccm/390PS V8
1970 Abmessungen
Länge                                            4636 mm
Breite                                           1753 mm
Höhe                                             1214 mm
Reifen Größe                                     F70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                      1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                    1509 mm
Gewicht                                          1491 kg

 

1971

Body same as 1970 except that amber parking light lenses were introduced
1971 Motor
5737ccm/270PS V8
5737ccm/330PS V8
7441ccm/365PS V8
7441ccm/425PS V8
1971 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4636 mm
Breite                                            1753 mm
Höhe                                              1214 mm
Reifen Größe                                      F70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                       1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1509 mm
Gewicht                                           1454 kg

 

1972

1972 Motor
5737ccm/200PS V8
5737ccm/255PS V8
7441ccm/270PS V8
1972 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4636 mm
Breite                                            1753 mm
Höhe                                              1214 mm
Reifen Größe                                      F70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                       1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1509 mm
Gewicht                                           1455 kg

 

1973

Pliable body color Vorn bumper was used for first time
rear window was no longer removable
1973 Motor
5737ccm/190PS V8
5737ccm/250PS V8
7441ccm/275PS V8
1973 Abmessungen
Länge                                            4689 mm
Breite                                           1753 mm
Höhe                                             1214 mm
Reifen Größe                                     GR70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                      1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                    1511 mm
Gewicht                                          1551 kg

 

1974

Both front and rear were fitted with body color bumpers
rear body color bumper contained a vertical seam
1974 Motor
5737ccm/195PS V8
5737ccm/250PS V8
7441ccm/270PS V8
1974 Abmessungen
Länge                                            4712 mm
Breite                                           1753 mm
Höhe                                             1214 mm
Reifen Größe                                     GR70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                      1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                    1511 mm
Gewicht                                          1538 kg

 

1975

Catalytic converter was used for the first time
rear body color bumper was now one piece
Hood was adorned with L82 decal
The front and rear bumpers were fitted with small extrusions with black pads
Kilometers per hour appeared on the sub-face of the speedometer
First 'Vette to require unleaded fuel
1975 Motor
5737ccm/165PS V8
5737ccm/205PS V8
1975 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4704 mm
Breite                                            1753 mm
Höhe                                              1222 mm
Reifen Größe                                      GR70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                       1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1511 mm
Gewicht                                           1602 kg

 

1976

The '76 hood is unique to that year
Vents were removed from rear deck behind window
Two styles of rear bumpers were used; one with smaller recessed Corvette letters and one with larger flush letters
1976 Motor
5737ccm/180PS V8
5737ccm/210PS V8
1976 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4704 mm
Breite                                            1753 mm
Höhe                                              1222 mm
Reifen Größe                                      GR70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                       1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1511 mm
Gewicht                                           1608 kg

 

1977

The alarm activator was moved from the driver-side fender to the driver-side door lock
The windshield wiper/washer controls were moved to the steering column
The luggage rack was designed to hold the removable roof panels
1977 Motor
5737ccm/180PS V8
5737ccm/210PS V8
1977 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4704 mm
Breite                                            1753 mm
Höhe                                              1222 mm
Reifen Größe                                      GR70x15 inches
Spur (Vorn)                                       1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1511 mm
Gewicht                                           1604 kg

 

1978

New fastback styling without opening rear hatch was introduced
A glove box was added
Limited Edition Pace Car replica with high-back seats
Arm rests were screw-on for the first time
Special 25th Anniversary emblems were used
1978 Motor
5737ccm/185PS V8
5737ccm/220PS V8
1978 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4704 mm
Breite                                            1753 mm
Höhe                                              1219 mm
Reifen Größe                                      P255/70R15
Spur (Vorn)                                       1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1511 mm
Gewicht                                           1622 kg

 

1979

High-back seats became standard
front and rear spoilers similar to those of the 1978 Pace Car were optional add-ons
1979 Motor
5737ccm/195PS V8
5737ccm/225PS V8
1979 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4704 mm
Breite                                            1753 mm
Höhe                                              1219 mm
Reifen Größe                                      P255/70R15
Spur (Vorn)                                       1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1511 mm
Gewicht                                           1590 kg

 

1980

front and rear spoilers became integrated into the bumpers
Speedometer could only read up to 85mph
Black louver treatments were added to side fender louvers
New elongated crossed-flag emblems were used
1980 Motor
4999ccm/180PS V8
5737ccm/190PS V8
5737ccm/230PS V8
1980 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4704 mm
Breite                                            1753 mm
Höhe                                              1219 mm
Reifen Größe                                      P255/70R15
Spur (Vorn)                                       1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1511 mm
Gewicht                                           1515 kg

 

1981

Emblems changed slightly, the chrome background of 1980 was now painted black
Headlamp and windshield wiper switch bezels were color keyed to the interior color (they were black in 1980)
A power driver's seat was available for the first time
1981 Motor
5737ccm/190PS V8
1981 Abmessungen
Länge                                            4704 mm
Breite                                           1753 mm
Höhe                                             1219 mm
Reifen Größe                                     P255/70R15
Spur (Vorn)                                      1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                    1511 mm
Gewicht                                          1501 kg

 

1982

A Collector's Edition heralded the end of the C3 generation and featured a lift-up rear hatch
Hoods had solenoid-operated doors to direct fresh air directly into the air cleaner during full acceleration
1982 Motor
5737ccm/200PS V8
1982 Abmessungen
Länge                                             4704 mm
Breite                                            1753 mm
Höhe                                              1219 mm
Reifen Größe                                      P255/70R15
Spur (Vorn)                                       1491 mm
Spur (Hinten)                                     1511 mm
Gewicht                                           1517 kg