<b>1954 Chevrolet Corvette</b><br />Chassis no. E54S004625<br />Engine no. 0712692 F54YG
Lot 116
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
US$ 55,000 - 65,000
£41,000 - 49,000

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1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis no. E54S004625
Engine no. 0712692 F54YG

235ci OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 Carter Carburetors
150bhp at 4200rpm
2-Speed Powerglide Automatic Transmission
Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Among the final 20 '54 Corvettes built
*Recipient of an engine rebuild about five years ago
*Classic Polo White over Red livery
*Classic, elegant example of America's first post-WWII sportscar


THE CHEVROLET CORVETTE

Introduced in 1953 at the Autorama display of the New York Auto Show, the Harley Earl-designed Corvette started life as a comfortable, leisurely six-cylinder boulevard cruiser. It was built with a fiberglass body over a Chevrolet sedan powertrain and chassis. However, thanks to its more pedestrian underpinnings, the Corvette was available at an accessible price, and a strong dealer network meant that buyers would not have to endure long waits for British or Italian parts to come from overseas. For 1954, production was moved to the St. Louis plant in expectation of high demand. The overhead valve 235ci Blue Flame Six, which already had dual exhausts and solid lifters for performance, was upgraded with triple Carter carburetors and a new camshaft for increased power. Unfortunately, sales were still below expectations, and only 3640 were built for that year, nearly resulting in the Corvette's demise.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Finished in the classic color scheme of Polo White over Red vinyl, this 'Vette was completed in mid-July of 1954 as one of the last six-cylinder examples to roll off the assembly line (serial number 04640 was the final car). The known early history of this example is limited at the time of cataloging, but it was acquired by a pair of brothers in Michigan over two decades ago. Owned and enjoy by the pair, one of whom was an engineer at Chevrolet, it was regularly maintained and stored in a climate controlled garage. Shown and enjoyed at local, Detroit events including the Woodward Dream Cruise and Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance, it was the subject of an engine rebuild about five years ago and received a new convertible top a few years after that.

As stylish and attractive now as it was when it left the St. Louis factory in 1954, this is an lovely machine in which to hit the road and go for a cruise.

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