The only '57 Vette® model with genuine fiberglass body!
It's just like the real thing! And you'll enjoy its many operable features--like removing the convertible top, opening the center console and engaging the fully functional suspension system. It took more than 275 separate components to get everything right including the twin exhaust pipes, real rubber tires and 283 Cid engine. The hand-painted scorching red body is complemented by a shoreline beige interior.
Weighing only 2,880 pounds, the 1957 Corvette® "Fuelie" was not the first car to be built with a fiberglass body, but it was the first to come from one of the big automobile makers. Perhaps this fiberglass flier’s biggest claim to fame was the fact that it introduced one of General Motors® Corporation’s most revered engines--the 283 cubic inch V-8. When General Motors® modified this power plant with fuel injection, the engine produced an unprecedented 283 horsepower--capable of going from 0-60 mph in under six seconds. Additionally, it was the first car to combine fuel injection with a 4-speed manual gearbox.
Aside from the lightweight design and mind-boggling performance capabilities, the 1957 Corvette® was one of the most handsome automobiles ever built. From its wrap-around windshield to its two-toned paint job, this remarkable roadster was a major milestone in the development of the Corvette® legacy. This Franklin Mint Precision Model is an authentic tribute to the vision, power and appeal of Corvette® design and technology.