Remaining 1953 Corvette Nonetheless Appears to be like Nice And It’s Going Up For Public sale

We’re anxiously awaiting the revealing of the 2020 Corvette C8, but when your tastes are slightly extra old-fashioned you may wish to bid on this 1953 Corvette C1.

Set to be auctioned off by Mecum in August, that is the ultimate Corvette from its first manufacturing 12 months. It was hand-built on Christmas Eve in 1953 and is the 300th and last Corvette constructed that 12 months.

The automotive has a protracted historical past and Mecum says it was initially bought by a California doctor who instantly painted it black.  This was doubtless performed to differentiate it from all the opposite 1953 Corvettes which featured a Polo White exterior.

The unique proprietor ultimately bought the automotive and its second purchaser reportedly put it in storage for a number of years. They ultimately bought the Corvette in 1984 to Ernie Hendry who then had it restored. Throughout Hendry’s possession of the automotive, it acquired quite a few awards and was included in GM’s World of Movement show at Disney World’s EPCOT Heart. The automotive traded palms as soon as once more in 1998 and was given a second restoration in 2007.

The automotive appears to be like to be in wonderful form and it contains a Polo White exterior, a black comfortable prime and a pink leather-based inside. There’s no phrase on how mileage is on the automotive, however the odometer reads an unbelievable 1,475 miles (2,374 km). Regardless, the Corvette has a three.9-liter six-cylinder engine that’s related to a Powerglide computerized transmission.

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There’s no public sale estimate, however the mannequin comes with the unique proprietor’s handbook, facet curtains and jack. The profitable bidder may also obtain award certificates and judging sheets in addition to a “matching No. 300 brick from the unique Corvette meeting plant.”

H/T to Hemmings

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