“Un so helfe mir, Hermann, I was holding 59 R.P.M. and he came past me like a stuka…and playing the radio, too!”
True the new corvette has given distinguished visitors a rude shock. On the other hand, think how pleasant it is for us to have a real American sports car…one that has proved itself in the classic test of competitions
For the 1957 Corvette is the authentic thing, not a stylist’s exercise; it begins with the flat cornering, the taut one-piece feeling, and the quick steering of the genuine road car. And it tops this off with an engine that achieves up to one horsepower for each cubic inch of displacement--the 283-h.p. Corvette V8* with fuel injection and high-performance camshaft.
These virtues create a vehicle of a very special kind. One you have never experienced before—because there has never been an automobile that so successfully combines the heart-lifting excitement of the authentic sports car with such complete luxury and practicality. The combination is unique…and utterly delightful.