1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE - 60909 Sold* at Scottsdale 2008 - Lot #1317 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/60909/60909_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1317   1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Auction Scottsdale 2008
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1317
Year 1957
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN E57S102779
Exterior Color BLACK/FIRE
Interior Color PEANUT BUTTER
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 427
Transmission 5-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #1317 - We've seen the name Yenko adorning 657 cars built under Don's tutelage. We've watched as it popped up on hundreds of fakes and well done re-creations. We've collected T-shirts, caps and decals with the Yenko likeness installed. But, what would Don build today if he were still with us? Who better to consult with than his Performance Manager, Donna Mae Mims, best friend, Bob McClure, and long time co-conspirator and friend, Bill Rea. Don't forget that during our last meal together, he said "Bill, there's just no money in domestic car sales anymore." He went to Honda, Subaru, Porsche and Mazda shortly thereafter. The route we took was a bit unique. After building a limited run of Corvette, Camaro, SSR and Caddy's from 2002 through 2005, we decided on a "road less traveled." A series of cars based on timeless beauty, function and form was soon underway. We "Baby Boomers" wanted cars that took us back to the 50's and 60's, but that were lightning quick, luxurious and durable as Detroit's best today. Ask an Air Force pilot to name the most beautiful plane ever to fly and most of them will argue between the WWII P51 Mustang and the latest F16 fighter jet. Along those lines, we call our newest creation, the Yenko Wildfire Commemorative Series Corvette. Our goal at Yenko was to blend state-of-the-art technology with true automotive art. We began by coercing my attorney to part with his original '57 and rolled onto the test track and show circuit. Completed just this year, the car has won awards and accolades every time out. Bloomington Gold, Corvette Homecoming, Corvette America Nationals, The Atlantic City Classic and Corvettes at Carlisle honored the car. Value added enhancements to this masterpiece include but are far from limited to: 1 of only 143 LS7 engines built for non-assembly line use tweaked to 554hp, original 1957 Corvette body with both convertible and hardtop, chassis #5 from the guru himself, Art Morrison chassis triple powdercoated in Gold Vein, Strange Engineering 9-bolt rear housing, Tremec TK0 600 heavy duty 5-speed transmission, C5 Corvette front coilover suspension, 4-link NASCAR style rear suspension, Wilwood oversize disc brake package, Ostrich Leather in Peanut Butter and black, 7" Wildfire rear flare package, air conditioning, Ron Davis Racing radiator, Street and Performance wiring and CPU assembly. $18,000 in chrome and polishing. GPS, CD and a DVD that plays a disc of the "Refresh-toration" from start to finish. Yenko-Wildfire Gauges, $45,000 in paint work and graphics by our staff, led by Chad Woodard, Archie Carlini and Dana Shingledecker. A complete library of pictures, receipts and documentation on the build and far too much to mention here. This car has it all, from its 49 year track record to the ultimate combination of looks, performance, value and features.
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