Article: Jay Leno's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette is C1 perfection

January 17, 2019

Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Motor Authority
Jan 14, 2019

The original Corvette is still one of the best generations of America's sports car. Jay Leno happens to own one, a 1957 example, and it is a shinning example of what makes the C1 so cool.

The car Leno owns was originally ordered by an American solider stationed in Korea, and he just happened to have superb taste.

He wanted the fastest, most powerful Corvette that Chevy was offering at the time, and he also wanted a number of creature comforts deleted to also make it the lightest. You won't find a radio or heater on this car. And the convertible roof was also switched for a simpler, removable hard-top.

Naturally, there's a V-8 under the hood, as Zora Arkus-Duntov intended. It's a 283-cubic inch small block, and instead of the standard 3-speed, Click here to read the full article.

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