For Sale: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette in Des Moines, Iowa

Vehicle Description

Rare Onyx Black 1954 Chevrolet Corvette.
According to the previous owner, a Corvette historian and the Mecum Auctions representation, this rare
roadster is
believed to be one of
only four produced in black in 1954. According to a
Corvette historian's registry, this 1954 corvette was born in black on July 8th,
this black beauty was sold new at White-Allan Chevrolet, Dayton Ohio
to the original owner in El Paso, TX and then sold to Victor Hernandez in 2003, still in black.
This gorgeous black and red roadster was recently purchased by American Dream Machines, from a high-end classic
corvette collector pictured in the ad at Mecum auction and was the center
piece of their Hooked on Corvettes collection, because it was
to be one of only
four black cars that
were ever sold.
(Please see pictures of the the Mecum Promotional
The estimated
auction value was, $150,000-$200,000,
commission fees. This very well could be one of the four black Corvettes from the
factory, but
without a build sheet and no paint, trim codes in 1954 it, becomes difficult for us to
substantiate. This is an
well preserved black 1954 Corvette roadster that has newer
black paint and a mix of
new and extremely
we preserved
original chrome and
The sporty red and white interior
shows very well
with nice original, well preserved gauges and steering
wheel and with a tan soft top and red interior. Under the hood is the original 235 cubic inch Blue Flame six cylinder engine
side-draft Carter
matted to a Powerglide automatic transmission and dual exhaust. Rolling on correct steel
wheels, wide whites and Corvette spinner wheel covers.
Here is a link to to the previous
discussing the 1954
Corvette and his collection.
: Believed to be one of only four Black 1954 Corvette Roadsters
Nice newer chrome bumpers, grill and mostly original well preserved trim Wide Whitewall tires Correct Corvette spinner hubcaps
Correct tan soft top
: Iconic red
and white interior Nice original gauges Courtesy light Wonderbar radio Tachometer Heater Windshield washer
: 235ci Blue Flame Six engine Carter triple side-draft carburetors Powerglide automatic transmission
: Solid, clean and intact Dual exhaust
Just four were produced combining black with a red interior and beige soft top, one of which is offered here in beautifully restored condition. Sold new at White-Allen Chevrolet in Dayton, Ohio, it retains its 235 CI Blue Flame Six engine featuring triple side-draft Carter carburetors fitted with early production style, chromed bullet air cleaners. Like all early Corvettes, this rare black example was equipped with the floor-shifted Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission, windshield washers, courtesy light, heater, tachometer and gauges, dual exhaust and wide whitewall tires on red-painted steel wheels with full spinner wheel covers. With only four ever produced, this black 1954 Corvette will add a healthy measure of exclusivity to any collection of classic Corvettes.American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.

Vehicle Details

  • 1954 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1580611
  • Price: $99,900
  • Location:Des Moines, Iowa
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:4739
  • VIN:E54S004393
Listed By:
American Dream Machines
1500 Locust
Des Moines, IA 50309

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