Peter Brock
Peter Brock
12/25/23 8:00 a.m.

Few today remember that famed Corvette guru Zora Arkus-Duntov didn’t see his first one until 1953. He’d recently arrived from Europe, where he’d been involved with Sydney Allard in developing the fearsome J2X, one of the first American V8-powered sportsters that dominated our earl…

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MauryH
MauryH New Reader
12/25/23 12:10 p.m.

Another great piece of automotive history from Peter Brock. I attended Sebring that year and recall how impressive that Corvette was...and I was driving a '56 Corvette...as the third owner after the first two kept it for only a short time. Good memories.

TerryV
TerryV New Reader
12/26/23 12:35 p.m.

I appreciate the article but you have the facts wrong. The 1955 Corvette never had fuel injection and a 4 speed transmission. A few early 1955's were built with the 6 cylinder engine before the 265 cubic inch V8 entered the scene. Fuel Injection arrived as an option in 1957 along with the 4 speed also as an option.

RMB
RMB New Reader
2/16/24 1:23 p.m.

This race took place March 23rd 1957, not 1955 so 4 speed fuelies were commonplace by then.

RMB
RMB New Reader
2/16/24 1:28 p.m.

In reply to TerryV :

This is in 1957 so 4-speed fuelies are available.

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