Monday, January 7, 2019

1953 Chevrolet Corvette at RM Sotheby's

The Chevrolet Corvette was put into production in June 1953. Although considered a production model, each car was essentially hand-crafted.

This is example #87 of 300.
The first corvettes were largely hand-built on a makeshift assembly line that was installed in an old truck plant in Flint, Michigan.

The outer body was made out of then-revolutionary glass fiber reinforced plastic material.
A 150-hp “Blue Flame Six” with three side draft carburetors was featured, shifted through a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission.
The third owner completed the restoration to NCRS standards. Less than one year later the car was judged by Bonneville Chapter National Corvette Restorers Association where the car received the chapter’s Top Flight award in 2015.

Estimate is $225,000 - $275,000