The 1957 Corvette was a turning point for the sports car as fuel injection and the four-speed manual transmission would both make their debuts during production. Only 6,339 roadsters were built during the year and today it remains one of the more popular early Corvettes with collectors and enthusiasts alike.
For those that are into restoring old Corvettes, check out this 1957 Corvette project we spotted on Craiglist.
This 1957 Corvette project car we found listed in Indianapolis features a faded American red, white and blue paint job complete with stars covering the car from front to back. The body is very rough with holes and cracks in the fiberglass, as well as evidence of many previous patches. The good news is that it does look like all the body panels are accounted for, as evidenced by a full trunk full of Corvette body panels.
Unfortuately, we’ll never know the original engine/transmission configuration of VIN #1265 as its original powertrain is long gone. Several boxes of parts are seen in the interior that look to contain chrome molding and the engine’s ignition shielding. A green-painted hard top also comes with the car.
Listed for $18,900, this 1957 Corvette project seems to be reasonably priced.