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Available Options for the First Generation

The option list in 1953 was nothing like what we are use to in today's world of RPO codes, but as the Corvette evolved in the first generation so to did the options available. In fact they were not even referred to as RPO's for the few years of the C1 Generation. They were simply called options. The following is a list of the options available in each year of the C1's.

1953 Options & Description

2934 - Base Corvette Roadster
101A - Heater
102A - AM Radio Signal Seeking

QUANTITY

300
300
300

RETAIL

$3,498.00
91.40
145.15

1954 Options & Descriptions

2934 - Base Corvette Roadster
100 - Directional Signals
101A - Heater
102A - AM Radio Signal Seeking
290B - White Wall Tires 6.70x15
313M - Powerglide Automatic Transmission
420A - Parking Brake Alarm
421A - Courtesy Lights
422A Windshield Washer

QUANTITY

3,640
3,640
3,640
3,640
3,640
3,640
3,640
3,640
3,640

RETAIL

$2,774.00
16.75
91.40
145.15
26.90
178.35
5.65
4.05
11.85

1955 CODES & DESCRIPTION

2934-6 - Base Corvette Roadster, six-cylinder
2934-8 - Base Corvette Roadster, V8
100 - Directional Signals
101 - Heater
102A - AM Radio Signal Seeking
290B - White Wall Tires 6.70x15
313 - Powerglide Automatic Transmission
420A - Parking Brake Alarm
421A - Courtesy Light
422A - Windshield Washer

QUANTITY

7
693
700
700
700
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700
700
700

RETAIL

$2,774.00
2,909.00
16.75
91.40
143.15
26.90
178.35
5.65
4.05
11.85

1956 CODES & DESCRIPTION

2934 - Base Corvette Convertible
101 - Heater
102 - AM Radio Signal Seeking
107 - Parking Brake Alarm
108 - Courtesy Light
109 - Windshield Washer
290 - Whitewall Tires 6.70x15
313 - Powerglide Automatic Transmission
419 - Auxiliary Hardtop
426 - Power Windows
440 - Two-Tone Paint Combination
449 - Special High Lift Camshaft
469 - 265ci, 225hp Engine (2x4 carburetors)
471 - Rear Axle3.27:1 ratio
473 - Power Operated Floding Top

QUANTITY

3,467
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2,717
2,685
2,775
2,815
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2,076
547
1,259
111
3,080
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2,682

RETAIL

$3,120.00
123.65
198.90
5.40
8.65
11.85
32.30
188.50
215.20
64.60
19.40
188.30
172.20
0.00
107.60

1957 CODES & DESCRIPTION

2934 - Base Corvette Convertible
101 - Heater
102 - AM Radio Signal Seeking
107 - Parking Brake Alarm
108 - Courtesy Light
109 - Windshield Washer
276 - Wheels 15x5.5 (5)
290 - Whitewall Tires 6.70x15
303 - 3-Speed Manual transmission
313 - Powerglide Automatic Transmission
419 - Auxiliary Hardtop
426 - Power window
440 - Two-Tone Paint Combination
469A - 283c1,245hp Engine(2x4 carburetors)
469C - 283ci 270hp Engine (2x4 carburetors)
473 - Power Operated Folding Top
579A - 283ci, 250hp (fuel injection)
579B - 283ci, 283hp (fuel injection)
579C - 283ci, 250hp (fuel injection)
579E - 283ci, 283hp (fuel injection)
677 - Positraction Rear Axle,3.70:1
678 - Positraction Rear Axle, 4.11:1
679 - Positraction Rear Axel. 4.56:1
684 - Heavy Duty Racing Suspension
685 - 4-Speed Manual Transmission

QUANTITY

6,339
5,373
3,635
1,873
2,489
2,555
51
5,019
4,282
1,393
4,055
379
2,794
2,045
1,621
1,336
182
713
102
43
327
1,772
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51
664

RETAIL

3,176.32
118.40
199.10
5.40
8.65
11.85
15.10
31.60
0.00
188.30
215.20
59.20
19.40
150.65
183.95
139.90
484.20
484.20
484.20
726.30
48.45
48.45
48.45
780.10
188.30

1958 CODES & DESCRIPTION

867 - Base Corvette Convertible
101 - Heater
102 - AM Radio Signal Seeking
107 - Parking Brake Alarm
108 - Courtesy Light
109 - Windshield Washer
276 - Wheels 15x5.5 (5)
290 - Whitewall Tires 6.70x15
313 - Powerglide Automatic Transmission
419 - Auxiliary Hardtop
426 - Power window
440 - Two-Tone Exterior Paint
469A - 283c1,245hp Engine(2x4 carburetors)
469C - 283ci 270hp Engine (2x4 carburetors)
473 - Power Operated Folding Top
579 - 283ci,250hp Engine (fuel injection)
579D - 283ci,290hp Engine (fuel injection)
677 - Positraction Rear Axle,3.70:1
678 - Positraction Rear Axle, 4.11:1
679 - Positraction Rear Axel. 4.56:1
684 - Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension
685 - 4-Speed Manual Transmission

QUANTITY

9,168
8,014
6,142
2,883
4,600
3,834
404
7,429
2,057
5,607
649
3,422
2,436
978
1,090
504
1,007
1,123
2,518
370
144
3,764

RETAIL

$3,591.00
96.85
144.45
5.40
6.50
16.15
0.00
31.55
188.30
215.20
59.20
16.15
150.65
182.95
139.90
484.20
484.20
48.45
48.45
48.45
780.10
215.20

1959 CODES & DESCRIPTION

867 - Base Corvette Convertible
101 - Heater
102 - AM Radio Signal Seeking
107 - Parking Brake Alarm
108 - Courtesy Light
109 - Windshield Washer
121 - Radiator Clutch Fan
261 - Sunshades
276 - Wheels 15x5.5 (5)
290 - Whitewall Tires 6.70x15
313 - Powerglide Automatic Transmission
419 - Auxiliary Hardtop
426 - Power window
440 - Two-Tone Exterior Paint
469 - 283ci,245hp Engine(2x4 carburetors)
469C - 283ci 270hp Engine (2x4 carburetors)
473 - Power Operated Folding Top
579 - 283ci,250hp Engine (fuel injection)
579D - 283ci,290hp Engine (fuel injection)
675 - Positraction Rear Axel
684 - Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension
685 - 4-Speed Manual Transmission
686 - Metallic Brakes
1408 - Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 nylon
1625 24 Gallon Fuel Tank

QUANTITY

9,670
8,909
7,001
3,601
3,601
7,929
67
3,722
214
8,173
1,878
5,481
587
2,931
1,417
1,846
661
175
745
4,170
142
4,175
333
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RETAIL

$3,875.00
102.25
149.80
5.40
6.50
16.15
21.55
10.80
0.00
31.55
199.10
236.75
59.20
16.15
150.65
183.95
139.90
484.20
484.20
48.45
425.05
188.30
26.90
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1960 CODES & DESCRIPTION

867 - Base Corvette Convertible
101 - Heater
102 - AM Radio Signal Seeking
107 - Parking Brake Alarm
108 - Courtesy Light
109 - Windshield Washer
121 - Temperature Controlled Radiator Fan
261 - Sunshades
276 - Wheels 15x5.5 (5)
290 - Whitewall Tires 6.70x15
313 - Powerglide Automatic Transmission
419 - Auxiliary Hardtop
426 - Power window
440 - Two-Tone Exterior Paint
469 - 283ci,245hp Engine(2x4 carburetors)
469C - 283ci 270hp Engine (2x4 carburetors)
473 - Power Operated Folding Top
579 - 283ci,250hp Engine (fuel injection)
579D - 283ci,290hp Engine (fuel injection)
675 - Positraction Rear Axel
684 - Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension
685 - 4-Speed Manual Transmission
686 - Metallic Brakes
1408 - Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 nylon
1625 24 Gallon Fuel Tank

QUANTITY

10,261
9,808
8,166
4,051
6,774
7,205
2,711
5,276
246
9,104
1,766
5,147
544
3,312
1,211
2,364
512
100
759
5,231
5,328
920
119
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RETAIL

$3,872.00
102.25
137.75
5.40
6.50
16.15
21.55
10.80
0.00
31.55
199.10
236.75
59.20
16.15
150.65
182.95
139.90
484.20
484.20
43.05
188.30
26.90
333.60
15.75
161.40

1961 CODES & DESCRIPTION

867 - Base Corvette Convertible
101 - Heater
102 - AM Radio Signal Seeking
242 - Positive Crankcase Ventilation
276 - Wheels 15x5.5 (5)
290 - Whitewall Tires 6.70x15
313 - Powerglide Automatic Transmission
353 - 283ci, 275hp Engine (fuel injection)
354 - 283ci, 315hp Engine (fuel injection)
419 - Auxiliary Hardtop
426 - Power window
440 - Two-Tone Exterior Paint
468 - 283ci 270hp Engine (2x4 carburetors)
469 - 283ci,245hp Engine(2x4 carburetors)
473 - Power Operated Folding Top
675 - Positraction Rear Axel
685 - 4-speed Manual Transmission
686 - Metallic Brakes
1408 - Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 nylon
1625 - 24 Gallon Fuel Tank

QUANTITY

10,939
10,671
9,316
---
337
9,780
1,458
118
1,462
5,680
698
3,351
2,857
1,175
442
6,915
7,013
1,402
233
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RETAIL

$3,934.00
102.25
137.75
5.40
0.00
31.55
199.10
484.20
484.20
236.75
59.20
16.15
182.95
150.65
161.40
43.05
188.30
37.70
333.60
15.75
161.40

1962 CODES & DESCRIPTION

867 - Base Corvette Convertible
102 - AM Radio Signal Seeking
203 - Rear Axel 3.08:1 Ratio
242 - Positive Crankcase Ventilation
276 - Wheels 15x5.5 (5)
313 - Powerglide Automatic Transmission
396 - 327ci, 340hp Engine
419 - Auxiliary Hardtop
426 - Power window
441 - Direct Flow Exhaust System
473 - Power Operated Folding Top
488 - 24 Gallon Fuel Tank
582 - 327ci, 360hp Engine (fuel injection)
583 - 327ci, 300hp Engine
675 - Positraction Rear Axel
685 - 4-speed Manual Transmission
686 - Metallic Brakes
687 - Heavy Duty Brakes and Special Steering
1832 - Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15
1833 - Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15

QUANTITY

14,531
13,076
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561
1,532
4,412
8,074
995
2,934
350
65
1,918
3,294
14,232
11,318
2,799
246
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---

RETAIL

$4,038.00
137.75
0.00
5.40
0.00
199.10
107.60
236.75
59.20
0.00
139.90
118.40
484.20
53.80
43.05
188.30
37.70
333.60
31.55
15.70