1953 Chevrolet Corvette Goes to Auction

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Goes to Auction

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvettes at Auction
This 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Goes to Auction is the 30th of 300 produced and goes to auction in January 2018.  In this article, we look at several 1953 cars that were in the Motorama that year. MOTORAMA MEMORIES: From the DeAtley Collection come four shining General Motors dream vehicles Article Courtesy of Barret-Jackson and written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen Fine examples from the very first GM Motorama in 1953: a Buick Skylark (Lot #1353), Cadillac Eldorado (Lot #1353.1), Oldsmobile Fiesta (Lot #1353.2), and Chevrolet Corvette (Lot #1353.3) – all selling at No Reserve at the 2018 Scottsdale Auction. The American auto industry after World War II reflected both the unflappable optimism of our nation’s population and the enormous capabilities of the manufacturing sector. There was no dream too…
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1957 C1 CORVETTE AIRBOX ROADSTER at SEMA 2017

1957 C1 CORVETTE AIRBOX ROADSTER at SEMA 2017

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The SEMA show is going on this week in Las Vegas. Chevrolet brought this 1957 Chevrolet C1 Corvette which features option code 579E, a rare airbox option. Only 43 1957 Corvette models were factory-equipped wîth the 579E airbox option. Only 43 1957 Corvette models were factory-equipped with the 579E airbox option. The vehicle is on display at the 2017 SEMA Show courtesy of Hendrick Performance. A RARE COLD-AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM HIGHLIGHTS 60-PLUS YEARS OF PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT Nineteen fifty-seven was a pivotal year for the Chevrolet Corvette. It was the first year for a four-speed transmission, while its Small Block V-8 grew to 283 cubic inches (4.6L) and offered mechanical fuel injection. Those “fuelie” models established a new performance benchmark by delivering one horsepower for each cubic inch of displacement. It…
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1962 Corvette Magazine Ad – Vintage Print Advertisements

1962 Corvette Magazine Ad – Vintage Print Advertisements

1962 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Vintage Corvette Advertisements
From Vette Vues Magazine's Rear Vues Collection: 1962 Corvette Magazine Ads 1962 was GM's peak and it was producing 51 percent of all the cars in the U.S. Before we look at the 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Magazine Ads let's look at some of the details about this model year. The 1962 model year was the last of the solid-rear-axle cars produced before the new Split Window '63 Sting Ray. It marked the first year for the 327 engine, both of which place it in a unique position. Other than the new V-8 engine, however, the '62 was largely a carryover--as outgoing model series tend to be. All the Corvettes were convertibles with a base price of $4,038. There were 14,531 produced that model year. The base price included the 327ci,…
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1953 Corvette Specs, Colors, Facts, Production Statistics

1953 Corvette Specs, Colors, Facts, Production Statistics

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information
Bob McDorman's 1953 Corvette Lot T123 Sold for $220,000 a the Mecum 30th Spring Classic in 2017 The EX122 Motorama Experimental Prototype Corvette is at Kerbeck Corvette, making this the oldest Corvette in the World.    It was first shown to the public at the 1953 General Motors Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on January 17, 1953.  It was six months before the first 1953 drove off the assembly line on June 30, 1953. The first Corvette came off the assembly line on June 30, 1953. There were 300 Corvettes produced. The first two were destroyed... they were engineering test cars. This is still the rarest of all model year production Corvettes. It is estimated that about 225 1953 Corvettes still exist. This radically different sports car…
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1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Video

1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Video

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Corvette Videos
In this blog, we will look at a 1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Scenic running footage of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette unveiled at the 1953 Motorama in New York.  We will also look at a video called "Hall of Wonders" where the 1953 is introduced by Dave Garroway. 1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Scenic running footage of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette was unveiled at the 1953 Motorama in New York. This is another interesting video with Dave Garroway for a Chevrolet Corvette Promotional Film.  This is one of a series of films made by the Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet.   "Hall of Wonders" features "Today Show" host Dave Garroway talking about General Motors as an innovator in the field of automotive design. The film ends with a look at the…
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1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car

1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car

1956 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette History
1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car: This Is One Sweet Ride This 1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car was a great ride for a kid! Vette Vues Magazine Reader George McNeilus sent us these photos of a 1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car.  George explains that it was distributed by Chevrolet dealers from 1956-to 1957.  It is white with red seats and a steering wheel, the side coves are outlined in chrome like the full-size Corvette.  It has a 2-speed with hand shifting lever, hard rubber tires 9-1/2" in diameter, and 1-1/2" in width. The car's dimensions are 23" wide, 54" long, and 21" high and it weighs approximately 45 lbs. 1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car: The Corvette Was A Hit 1956-57 Corvette Kiddie Pedal Car was distributed by Chevrolet dealers in 1956-1957.…
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Museum’s 1962 Sinkhole Corvette Restoration

Museum’s 1962 Sinkhole Corvette Restoration

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This Corvette Museum 1962 Sinkhole Corvette Restoration is the last of three to be restored, visitors can watch the on-going work... [caption id="attachment_2835" align="aligncenter" width="640"] This 1962 Corvette was damaged in National Corvette Museum Sinkhole. This article is about the Corvette Museum 1962 Sinkhole Corvette Restoration.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2834" align="aligncenter" width="640"] NCM Commemorates Sinkhole’s Third Anniversary with Corvette Museum 1962 Sinkhole Corvette Restoration.[/caption] For the NCM's 3rd anniversary of the sinkhole, the Corvette Museum 1962 Sinkhole Corvette Restoration was started. Almost all the work will be at the NCM. Three years ago, on February 12, 2014, viewers tuning into their morning news witnessed and heard an almost unbelievable story – a sinkhole had opened inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and eight Corvettes fell victim… lying at the…
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1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 SOLD for $1.2M at Barrett-Jackson

1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 SOLD for $1.2M at Barrett-Jackson

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CERV 1 SOLD for $1.2M CERV 1 SOLD for $1.2M at the January 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction. Photo Credit: Barret-Jackson via Twitter CERV 1 © General Motors Zora Arkus-Duntov’s secret skunkworks engineering mule, CERV 1 sold for $1,200,000 ($1.32M with sellers commission added) at the January 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, held Jan. 14-22, 2017, at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. This historic car has been in Mike Yager's MY Garage for years. According to our sources, the CERV 1 will be heading to the GM’s Heritage Center where it will reside among some of GMs great prototypes and artifacts. You can read more about it on our blog just before the auction: https://vette-vues.com/cerv-1-goes-auction/ You might also enjoy reading about the CERV II: https://vette-vues.com/corvettes-at-carlisle-2014-special-display-rare-mid-engine-corvette-cerv-ii/ Here is a press release from Barret-Jackson…
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1953 Corvette Postage Stamp History

1953 Corvette Postage Stamp History

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette History
America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars' postage stamps and Postal Cards roll out of Detroit RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2005 In this article, we will look at the 1953 Corvette Postage Stamp History. The US post office came out with five commemorative stamps in 2005: "America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars." Corvette historian and author, Noland Adams' 1953 Corvette was on one of these stamps. America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars' postage stamps and Postal Cards roll out of Detroit (in 2005). Among them was a 1953 Corvette Postage Stamp. DETROIT - Millions of classic cars from the 1950s rolled out of the Motor City today, guaranteed to cross the country for just 37 cents. Available in five makes and models, the "America on the Move: 50s…
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1962 Firemist Gold Corvette Styling Car at Mecum

1962 Firemist Gold Corvette Styling Car at Mecum

1962 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette History, Corvettes at Auction
In this article, we will look at the history of the one and only 1962 Firemist Gold Corvette Styling Car that is at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida. In this article, we will look at the history of the one and only 1962 Firemist Gold Corvette Styling Car that is at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida. Photographer: William Wolf IV During the 1960s, General Motors Styling Department produced a few experimental Corvettes. These rare cars were for important people and special occasions. They had unique Shop Order numbers. Notables such as Harley Ear, Bill Mitchel, and "Bunkie" Knudsen received such cars. This is the case for this 1962 Corvette Styling Car. Its shop Order number is 10224. When Chevrolet celebrated its "Golden" anniversary in 1962, they did a…
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