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1953 Chevrolet Corvette

Auction: 2023 Spring Carlisle Auction

Year: 1953

Make: Chevrolet

Model: Corvette

Style: Convertible

Exterior Color: Polo White

Interior Color: Sportsman Red


Engine Size: 235 CI 150HP

Transmission: Automatic

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible.
This 1953 Corvette is an excellent unrestored/first year Corvette.
There is meticulous documentation of its ownership record. Its engine number is 535454 and there are many original elements to the car too, including valve cover (one of 305 produced), 3836066 special Corvette cylinder head, body, and specially engineered open drive shaft two-speed power glide automatic transmission, which was all-new for the Corvette only. The ’53 also retains its original vacuum bag molded fiberglass body made by Lunn Laminates of Huntington, New York which is currently adorned by a 2019 repaint in acrylic lacquer formulated in the Delaware factory of E. I. du Pont de Nemours.
Under the trunk bulkhead is the #100, further solidifying its place in the production line. This is not a restoration piece, though it has been re-painted. It’s also won numerous awards, including as recently as 2021 when it was tapped as the NCRS’ Top Flight Award winner.

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