Vehicle Description

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.

This gorgeous example is the recipient of NCRS top flight award winner and also certified as Bloomington Gold. The car is finished in Polo White over a Sportsman Red interior. The car has been nut and bolt restored and is in extremely good condition. The casting date of the engine block is F194 and the engine block casting number is 3835911 along with a casting number or 3836241 on the cylinder head. The car is excellent in every aspect and is sure to please.
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.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1419502
  • Price:$94,900
  • Location:Kentwood, Michigan
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Polo White
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:150
  • Stock Number:B3413 M
  • VIN:E54S004048