Since rolling off the production line in Detroit more than 50 years ago, the 1957 Corvette has stood the test of time when it comes to memorable sports cars. The 1957 Chevrolet Corvette is noteworthy for many reasons, including becoming one of the first cars to provide more than a single horsepower per engine cubic inch. The 1957 'Vette was capable of reaching 290 horsepower even though it only had a 283ci, 4.6-liter small block V8 engine. The 1957 model is a two-door convertible that offered a three-speed manual transmission that was upgradeable to a four-speed manual transmission. A few models come with fuel injection while other options available included power windows, 15-inch wheels, and a heavy-duty racing suspension. Factory colors available included black, blue, red, and white. Only 6,339 of these Corvettes existed originally, so finding them today is a task. More accessible are 1957 Corvette parts, which are available as part of the large inventory on eBay. So, if you already have your dream ride, it is possible to keep it running in like-new shape. The 1957 Corvette was the original muscle car, and many still rule the road today.