For Sale: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

On display and for sale at the St. Louis Car Museum is a polo white 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with only 63,848 original miles on the odometer that has been restored to original specifications! This beautiful classic Corvette is all original with a date coded drivetrain that has never modified! We're proud to represent a ready to enjoy C1 Corvette that hails from a private collection in Tennessee after 13 years of ownership! An incredibly original and worthy Corvette blue-chip investment. It just continues to look authentically untouched in every respect.

History About Chevrolet's Corvette Model:
In 1951, the initial Corvette concept was planted at GM by the legendary Harley Earl, creator of the GM Art and Color department which was the predecessor to automobile styling departments around the world. Although essentially classified as a Harley Earl design, the first Corvette was actually sketched up by a young stylist named Bob McLean for the 1953 Motorama. Over the next several months the Corvette quickly took shape in the form of a clay model in late 1952 and shortly thereafter, a running prototype finished just in time for the show. By the end of 1953 the first production Corvettes rolled off the "line" in Flint, Michigan. Essentially hand-built cars, the 1953s are the rarest of all Corvettes with only 300 units produced. In 1954, production moved to St. Louis, Missouri to a new facility capable of building hundreds of cars per month. Although people loved the new Corvette, 1954 sales were slow and more than 1,100 units still sat on showroom floors at the end of the model year! Faced with sluggish sales, GM's top brass panicked and almost ended Corvette before it had a chance to get started. The introduction of the V-8 in 1955 saved the Corvette giving new life to the model. Following the introduction of the V8, sales rocketed and the legendary automotive milestone was assured a bright and prosperous future. Today Corvettes are as American as apple pie and are still seen as highly collectible by American Muscle Car enthusiasts around the world!

Details About Our Available Classic C1 Corvette For Sale:
Finished in Polo White with Red interior, this classic 1954 Chevrolet Corvette features an all numbers and date code correct 235ci Blue Flame 150 Inline 6-cylinder engine, heater with defrost, full instrumentation, parking brake alarm, courtesy lights, windshield washer, Power Glide automatic transmission, wide whitewall tires, and correct Signal Seeking AM radio! Having been sympathetically restored using the original body and factory components, this classic Corvette shows exceptionally well in person with a very original appearance. This includes original LOF windshield glass, correct mesh air cleaners, 'X' down pipe, chrome overflow tank, proper ignition shielding, original starter, AC fuel filter bowl, and more! Being a mid-year development example, #2462, you will note the short exhaust tips but dual pot air filter assembles added, and correct single hood release handle. The only noted enhancements include newer BF Goodrich Silvertown Radial white whitewall tires measuring 205/75R15 for better road manners. Because these first generation Corvettes were essentially hand built at the factory, they were known for cosmetic flaws and body panel alignment imperfections. Today, many of these cars have been "over-restored" which, according to many, is a detraction from the collector value and visceral hand-built character that has made these early C1 Vettes so desirable. With only 3,640 produced, and all equipped exactly the same, this 1954 Corvette model is among the rarest and sought after of American favorites! And, for many, represents one of the most collectible and investment worthy cars available to enthusiasts today.

Included in the sale of this beautifully preserved Corvette is the original date-coded Plexiglas side curtains, storage bag, reproduction owner's manual, with authentic poly-4 spare tire hidden in the storage well. This example hails from the previous Tennessee owner of more than 13 years, where it has been wonderfully kept in a climate-controlled garage, as well as, being properly serviced and exercised annually during the driving season. Most recently, the YH Carter carburetors were fully rebuilt with new intake gaskets, new tires, fresh oil/filter, and overall tune-up along with new valve cover gasket. The last compression results reported perfect compression between 132-140 across all cylinders. For the extremely savvy collector or investor, there will be few such opportunities to acquire such an affordable example of this special car in all the years of appreciation to come! With prices of freshly restored examples exceeding $100,000, acquiring a drivable and exceptionally clean original like this model seen here is truly a unique find. This Corvette is in authentic cosmetic and mechanical condition and can be driven right off the showroom floor. Ownership and service records from 2002 will be provided to the next owner. All cars are advertised locally and nationally.

To learn more about this Classic Corvette for sale, contact Jon Faust at (800)957-5707 or by emailing [email protected] Finance & Shipping options available to those who qualify!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1376315
  • Price:$79,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Ermine White
  • Interior Color:Red Vinyl
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:63848
  • Stock Number:3409
  • VIN:E54S002462