1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE160966Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #5038 1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/160966/160966_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #5038  1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
  
AuctionScottsdale 2014
ReserveNO RESERVE
StatusSold
PriceRegister to View Price
Lot5038
Year1953
MakeCHEVROLET
ModelCORVETTE
StyleCONVERTIBLE
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Details
VINE53F001181
Exterior ColorPOLO WHITE
Interior ColorRED
Cylinders6
Engine Size235
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
Description
Lot #5038 - 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**
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