Chevrolet Corvette - 1954. America’s 1st true sportscar. Concours example.
Iconic, super rare, 13 year restoration.
With great pleasure, we have been permitted exclusive access to a large privately owned collection of classic cars, to sell on the owner’s behalf. If others sell, this may be taken off sale.
This absolutely stunning, very rare and iconic car, known as America’s 1st true production sports convertible, has been restored to concours standard several years ago, over a 13 year period. The ‘54 is within months of the 1st ever Corvette produced in December ‘53. Also with the original all matching numbers, famous 6 cylinder Blue Flame engine. Chevrolet moved onto what is now known as the small block V8 some 12 months later. Only the Corvette had tripple sidedraft carb set up. As such, items like the twin air cleaner set up, which is exclusive to this car, if you can find one, commands prices of circa 5000 dollars. The numbers matching brass serial tags on each carburettor are 100 dollars each!! The original Wonderbar self seeking radio was sent back to the states to be restored to full working order, as there was just one of the very few men in the world willing to do it, this cost a small fortune. Every small detail has been researched and restored to original spec. Hence the 13 year project. The history file contains down to chassis photos and some rare literature. In recent years the car has been maintained by a well known Corvette guru, who has been the custodian of this special car over the last several years. In return for his care by way of a thank you, he took to several shows including the NEC. Every show this stunning Corvette won Best in show, several times over. There are only two other examples known to be in the UK. There is so much detail and owner’s information, it is just too much to include in an advert. The car is driven in dry conditions and drives superb. We request only serious enquiries, please. We are happy to answer sensible questions. We are happy to provide covered transport at cost. The Corvette ‘guru’ as mentioned above, would be pleased to provide further information also, as he is very well acquainted with this absolutely ‘take your breath away’ Corvette!