1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE - 24387 Sold* at BARRETT-JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 2002 - Lot #666 1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/24387/24387_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #666

1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

Auction BARRETT-JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 2002
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 666
Year 1955
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN VE55S001002
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color RED
Cylinders 0
Engine Size 0
Transmission
Description

Lot #666 - Although the 1955 Corvette looked like the 1953-54 models, it was now available with Chevrolet's 265 cu in V-8 engine. It was rated at 195 hp, and quickly built an enviable reputation. This is the oldest surviving V-8 engined Corvette production car. It is serial number 002, the previous car, 001, has been destroyed therefore, this can be documented as the earliest. It has been the subject of a frame-off restoration and has been Certified Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top Flight. It has been on display at the National Corvette Museum for the last five years.