The One-of-One 1957 Corvette Super Sport Is Up For Sale

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The One-of-One 1957 Corvette Super Sport Is Up For Sale

The Chevrolet Corvette is the quintessential American sports car. For nearly 70 years, the Corvette has been a staple of our streets and tracks alike, continuing to serve as an attainable dream for your average gearhead. Over the last seven decades, there have been a few examples of the sporty Chevrolet that have helped define the nameplate, including the one-of-one 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Super Sport. Thanks to the folks at Mecum Auctions, you now have a chance to make this roadster the centerpiece of your collection.

The story of the incredible Corvette Super Sport begins with an average 1956 model, complete with Venetian red paint and a hydraulic soft top. Under the hood sat a 265 cubic-inch V-8 engine mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. The car left the assembly line affixed with VIN #E56S001589 and is said to have served as a display vehicle at the former General Motors building in Detroit. That is until shop order SO-90181 came down from the big brass in March of 1956. The order stated that a show car was to be built for the 1957 season highlighting GM’s new Rochester Ramjet fuel injection system. The base of that project would be the little red convertible sitting down in the lobby.

For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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