1954 Chevrolet Corvette

"Zora Arkus-Duntov Survivor"

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Year
1954
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Stock
BIN206
Vin
E545001733
Odometer Reading
85,204
Engine Size
235 V6
Transmission Type
Power-glide
Body Color
Polo White
Interior Color
Red
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Indianapolis

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1954 Chevrolet Corvette for purchase. It's quite provoking to think about the timing of the birth of the Corvette. Every American produced vehicle was getting bigger throughout the mid-50's with tons of heavy sheet metal, chrome, and most often large fins. The idea that GM went the other way with their small, fiberglass concept car at the 1953 Autorama created a huge buzz. The rush to production meant that all production in 1953 was hand made in the last months of the year in an old truck factory in Flint while the production facility in St Louis was being prepared. The engine was the same 235 CID inline six that powered all other Chevrolet models, but with a higher-compression ratio, three Carter side-draft carburetors, and a more aggressive cam. Dubbed the “Blue Flame”, output was 150 horsepower. Because there was currently no manual transmission available to Chevrolet rated to handle 150 HP, a two-speed Powerglide automatic was used. While the Corvette had no shortage of attention, sales lagged and it took a few years for Corvettes to really fly off the shelves. The first few years' low production numbers make early Corvettes incredibly rare and important pieces of automotive history. Please call or email us today for more information. Drive this one out of our showroom or have us assist with shipping it to you anywhere in the United States!

The C1 offered here is a survivor. It was in a museum for the last 20 years. The car was acquired by its current owner from the museum and brought to GR Auto Gallery to return to the wild. The interior and convertible top have been replaced but everything appears to be original. The 235 "Blue Flame Six" and running gear seems to be in good running condition. The car is finished in its signature original Polo White over red interior. Highlights include: Polo White exterior paint, red and white interior, correct spinner hubcaps with wide white wall tires, am radio, original gauges, tri carb set up, original washer bottle, original static shield etc. Documentation includes a large story board that shows pics and titles dating back to the original purchase.

Price does not include applicable tax, title, license, processing and/or $199 documentation fees.

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This vehicle is located at our Indianapolis facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final. GR Auto Gallery and all its affiliates reserve the right to charge a 3% processing fee on any credit card sales of over $2,500.

Basic

Year
1954
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Hobby Segment
Sports Car
Odometer Reading
85,204
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Polo White
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
235 V6
Transmission Type
Power-glide

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