1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE - 180842 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #1052 1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/180842/180842_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1052

1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1052
Year 1954
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN E54S001318
Exterior Color POLO WHITE
Interior Color RED
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 235
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #1052 - This Corvette is a very early production example, just the 318th of all the Corvettes built in 1954. From the very beginning the Chevrolet Corvette was special in every respect. In design and construction it differed from all other models and did not even bear the traditional Chevrolet bow tie. The GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) body was molded into a shape more akin to a European styling house than an American automaker and is still appreciated today for its sensuous form. The Corvette was first unveiled to the public and press at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York in early 1953. Harley Earl was the moving force behind the sensational new Corvette with the assistance of Bob McLean, Maurice Olley and Ed Cole. Shortly before production began the great Zora Arkus Duntov, who would guide Chevrolet's new sports car to legendary status, joined the team. This '54 Corvette has been fully restored and owned by the same Corvette enthusiast for nearly two decades. It retains its correct 235cid Blue Flame Inline 6 engine and two-speed Powerglide transmission. Every possible detail was considered during the frame-off restoration, with 1954 Corvette judging guides providing direction. The car is presented in like-new condition in Polo White over a red vinyl interior with a tan softtop. All of the chrome and brightwork have been re-plated, re-polished or replaced, and the interior features new vinyl upholstery and red carpeting.
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