1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 'SERIAL ONE' - 185732Sold* at Scottsdale 2016 - Lot #1353 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 'SERIAL ONE'https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/185732/185732_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1353 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE "SERIAL ONE"
Lot #1353 - This 1957 Corvette VIN #001 was not only the first production 283ci Corvette, but the first production 283ci Chevrolet vehicle, with all passenger car production starting in September. Finished in Cascade Green with beige coves, with a beige and green interior. This car was identified by mere coincidence in 1968 by NCRS Technical Chairman Sam Folz, who had been asked by its young owner, a local college student, to help solve a water leak problem. Built in the second week of August 1956, the majority of the components are dated July 1956, including the engine, transmission and differential. The common thought is that only 20 of the July 1956 engines were built. As with all early production vehicles of the era, many components, such as wiper motor, differential, heads, starter and exhaust manifolds, are 1956. This car received a professional frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration with date-code and number-correct components. Features and specifications include a 283ci dual 4-barrel engine with 225hp, Powerglide transmission, power convertible top, two tops, Wonder Bar radio, courtesy lights and windshield washers. The car achieved NCRS Top Flight at a Chapter meet with a net score of 97.4 in 2008. Complete and correct in every detail, an award-winning restoration, recipient of the highest recognition from the organization that has set and maintained the standards for state-of-the-art accuracy.
**SOLD AS A PACKAGE WITH LOTS 1351 and 1352**
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