America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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1954–55 Corvette
At the end of 1953, Corvette production moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and 3,640 Corvettes were built for 1954. New exterior colors Pennant Blue, Sportsman Red and Black were added along with a beige interior option and Blue Flame Six horsepower increased to 155. For 1955 a 265 cubic inch small-block V8 engine producing 195 horsepower was added, and a 3-speed manual transmission was offered. Only 700 Corvettes were built for 1955 and it was the last year for the 6-cylinder engine.

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