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