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Intense One

I live for the CABE
Nov 30, 2011
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Just adopted another 50's Schwinn Corvette...serial number says May 1956....my other blue boys and black girls are April 1956
My April Corvettes have 3 speed Sturmey Archer TCW coaster brake rear hubs with front cantilever brakes and this red one has front and rear brakes with a 3 speed Brampton rear hub and a slightly different seat without crash rail. Love 'em all
 

Intense One

I live for the CABE
Nov 30, 2011
1,024
845
Ipswich, MA
#3
Red seat s a replacement, "S" seats don't arrive until 1959. My 56 is an October date.
Aware that the seat wasn't period... I would think your October 1956 serial numbered bike may actually be a 1957. My blue and black Corvettes both have seats indicative of the first year 2 tone pattern as shown on Schwinn catalog as 1957. The catalog shows solid color seat for 1956.
 
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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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Aware that the seat wasn't period... I would think your October 1956 serial numbered bike may actually be a 1957. My blue and black Corvettes both have seats indicative of the first year 2 tone pattern as shown on Schwinn catalog as 1957. The catalog shows solid color seat for 1956.
The 56 models had the two tone seats. Schwinn did not update the Corvette catalog picture from the 55 model. Note the 56 image also shows the 55 only Mayweg carrier.
 

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