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For Sale: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette
in Burbank, California

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Auctions America by RM
Auctions America by RM
Marriott Burbank Airport 2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
877-906-2437
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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America's California event, July 31-2, 2014.Estimate:$ 90,000 - $120,000 Chevrolet's Corvette was the hit of GM's 1953 Motorama. Rushed to production by June 30, it was based on a Chevy passenger car chassis, complete with Blue Flame six-cylinder engine and two-speed Powerglide transmission. The white roadster had three side-draft carburetors, a hot cam, high compression head and dual exhausts. There were no side windows, the only weather protection being rigid, metal-framed plastic side curtains and a manual canvas top. Its formal debut was held in September at the General Motors Proving Grounds and 50 were delivered by the end of the month. Disappointingly, just 300 were built by year's end. The 1954 models differed mostly in availability of additional colors, but Polo White remained the most popular, with four-fifths produced in that color. At the end of the model year, all production moved to St. Louis. Deliveries had increased tenfold, reaching 3,640. Formerly owned by Hiram L. Wells of Aloha, Oregon, this early Corvette was donated to the Scripps Research Institute for Childhood Neglected Diseases in 1998. It was acquired by the Pond Collection from the Institute later that year. The archetypal first-generation model, it has the familiar white body with red interior. Body contours and finish are both very good. The red vinyl interior is in very good condition, as is the red carpeted floor. The tan canvas top shows a few stains. The odometer shows less than 40,000 miles, believed correct. The engine compartment is clean and correctly appointed, but could benefit from detailing. The undercarriage is spotless, painted satin black. Tires are Firestone Deluxe Champions. Early Corvettes had few options. This one is equipped with an AM radio and a driver's door mirror. Every Corvette is an icon. The early models evoke an air that has long been lost in today's busy world. Driving this car can take you back to easier, less stressful times.

LOT NUMBER: CA14_r0139
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Country
United States
 
City, State
Burbank, CA
Zip
91505
Vehicle Basics

Year
1954

 
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