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In 1957, a very small number of 265-cidV-8s were painted what color instead of "Chevy Orange". A few of these cars exist today and are extremely rare. What color?:-?


I'll give the answer Sunday ;)
 

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Hmmm,

1957 Corvette Exterior Color Choices
CODE EXTERIOR QUANTITY
- Onyx Black 2,189
- Polo White 1,273
- Venetian Red 1,320
- Arctic Blue 487
- Aztec Copper 452
- Cascade Green 550
- Inca Silver 65

More history about the Chevy 265 cid V8 :

Under the direction of Ed Cole, the Chevy 265 cid V8 was rushed into production and was introduced in 1955 along with Pontiac’s 287 cid entry into the market. The new engine had some initial teething problems but these were quickly resolved and the Chevy small block evolved into the most successful V8 engine of all time with over 16.5 million being produced in ten different displacements over the next forty years. It is still with us today as the 5.7 liter (350 cid) V8. It saved the Corvette from extinction and restored Chevy to its former dominance over Ford. Despite numerous design improvements over the years the engine’s basic geometry and key dimensions have been maintained unchanged. This continuity has contributed to the interchangeability of parts and tremendous popularity of the small block amongst performance and other enthusiasts. The availability of original and aftermarket parts for the small block Chevy V8 is not equaled by any other engine.

The 265 in the 1955 Corvette was rated at 195 HP, a substantial improvement over the six cylinder. For 1956 maximum HP for the 265 was raised to 225 HP. In 1957 the 265 was bored out to 3.875" resulting in the venerable 283 cid engine. Horsepower available for the Corvette was raised to 283 HP with fuel injection. In 1962 the 283 was bored and stroked to produce the famous 327 cid engine. The 327 was available in the "fuely" Corvette with up to 360 HP. A stroked version of the 327 was introduced in 1967 giving 350 cid.
 

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Baron

I don't remember the 265 being made for 57, the 283 was King of the Hill that year............
283CID, 283HP........FI...................1 HP per CI..........
But, then again, there are LOT of things i don't remember.......:lol: :lol: :lol:
As I had to much to dream last night, too much to dream........I ain't ready to face the light..........cause
Anyone remeber that line from an oldie??.
Ahhhhhhh.......Nostalgia...............better than narcolepsy:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Re: Baron

ZO6LS6 said:
I don't remember the 265 being made for 57, the 283 was King of the Hill that year............
283CID, 283HP........FI...................1 HP per CI..........
But, then again, there are LOT of things i don't remember.......:lol: :lol: :lol:
As I had to much to dream last night, too much to dream........I ain't ready to face the light..........cause
Anyone remeber that line from an oldie??.
Ahhhhhhh.......Nostalgia...............better than narcolepsy:lol: :lol: :lol:
For 1957, Chevy offered a 140 HP six, a 162 HP 265, and six versions of the 283, from 185 HP to 283 HP.
And who did that song..... Green Hornet? :-? No, The Electric Prunes :)
 

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Okay I give up

Baron,

Blue and I give up.

BLocks
Casting No. CID YR Main Bolts
3703524....265.....55....2...No oil filter
3720991....265...56-57...2
3731548....265...57......2...No side motor mounts

Heads: (none for 265 in 1957)
casting no. YR CID
3636839....55......265
3703523....55......265
3713358....55-56...265
3713569....55-56...265
3725306....56......265

source: www.mortec.com

Interesting that all the other "Chevy" sights do not show any 265 CID engines for model year 1957 in production cars. Does this mean that the 1957 manufactured 265 CID engines were not put into production cars?
 

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For some strange reason... Blue comes to mind. :-?
 

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I don't remember a 265 CID for 1957, I thought they were all 283s. But I'll take a stab at what had the blue block. How about the Corvette SS, (XP-64). 283 CID, 307 HP. Made to compete at Sebring, under the eye of Dr. Thompson instead of Chevy Corp. sponsorship.
Stan
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Engine Colors

In my WHOLE life, I can only recall, Orange, Blue, Red, & Black................
If there's another, it truly missed me.............:-?
 

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And the answer is....

Yellow! I have never seen one, but this is right out of my "Chevrolet Chronicle". Guess we can still learn something new( hopefully everyday). When ZeeOhSix came up with the right answer in 4 minutes, I thought"that was too easy".Thanks to all for posting. I like these Trivia questions.Gives you(me) something to look for.
 

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I never would have guessed. Ooops I didn't :)

Thanks Baron. Keep posting the Trivia, its a lot of funsearching for the answers and as you said, learning something new!

Very Cool :cool:
 
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