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Barrett-Jackson Lot #5038 - 1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

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Lot Number:  5038 Auction:  SCOTTSDALE 2014 Status:  SOLD Sale Type:  NO RESERVE Price:  *$660,000.00 Year:  1953 Make:  CHEVROLET Model:  CORVETTE Style:  CONVERTIBLE VIN:  E53F001181 Exterior Color:  POLO WHITE Interior Color:  RED Cylinders:  6 Engine Size:  235 Transmission:  AUTOMATIC


In 1972, Chip Miller, co-founder/owner of Carlisle Events and world famous Corvettes at Carlisle, found the car of his dreams, a 1953 Corvette. The car was purchased from the original owner's estate in 1972 for $5,000. This Corvette is VIN #181 of the 300 produced during the first model year. The car still wears its original tires, top, interior, mechanicals and a majority of the original paint. The spare tire was never used. The vehicle currently has 9,260 miles on the odometer. Chip swore he's never put the odometer into five digit territory in his lifetime. Due to complications with amyloidosis in 2004, Chip passed away. His son, Lance, is selling the vehicle to allow a lucky collector to enjoy the very best. High points since 1972 include Bloomington Gold Certification and Hall of Fame, NCRS meets, AACA Senior Award, Franklin Mint produced the model from this car, Bloomington Gold Special Collection, Meadowbrook Hall Concours d'Elegance, Zora Duntov paraded with Chip in 1995, America's Motoring Milestone display, various TV appearances and more. Includes a matching pedal car. Being sold as a pair with a 2003 Corvette. It has a matching VIN with the '03 and matching miles. Both vehicles have less than 10,000 original miles. Title reads exempt. **SOLD AS A PAIR WITH LOT 5039**
*Price Includes Buyers Commission