1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie
If you were driving around America back in the 50's in a sports car there is no doubt that it was a Corvette. These cars will forever be recorded into the history books as one of the most sporty vehicles ever made. Their timeless look was incredibly unique and even in modern times the Corvette evokes feelings of class, speed and style. They were total performance machines built for the person looking for something more than just transportation. For them driving was a pastime, not a necessity.
The popularity of the Corvette is something you can always count on. Since these cars are still being produced, even the new generation is exposed to the Corvette name. This makes these cars some of the best investment vehicles out there. Not only will the cars hold their value, they will continue to become more desirable as time passes by. This 1957 Chevrolet Corvette takes things a step further because in addition to being a sought after year this classic is a correct 250 HP original fuelie car. Fuel injection may not have caught on until many more years down the road, but this car is a beautiful example of this early engineering. The car has had a full rotisserie top level restoration bringing it to like new factory condition. The odometer reads 4,170 miles which is not documented as being the only original miles, but based on certain features and the condition of the car prior to restoration many have said that they are. The car is factory two tone with Cascade Green which you find beautifully gracing the extremely straight body. The coves on each side frame the original Fuel Injection emblems which are cleanly mounted in their original positions. All of the chrome and stainless trim is nicely sitting in place and all has a great finish. This was the last year for the single headlights which are in place and working properly. Wide whites are found under all four corners nicely wrapped around the original painted to match wheels and hubcaps. Since the restoration, the car has been mostly trailered to its destinations and we can guarantee you it has been extremely well cared for. It has never seen the rain or even wet streets for that matter.
Powering the car is a correct 250hp 283 V8 engine topped with the Rochester Ramjet factory fuel injection system. The motor has an incredibly clean factory fresh look that is only improved upon by how well it runs. Everything is done in factory components and kept as original as possible. Paired with the motor is the correct 4 speed manual transmission that moves through the gears with ease.
The interior of the car is done in the original Ivory and looks brand new. The way the dual bucket seats tuck back into the rear deck are just reminders of how these cars feature some of the best design work out there. The dash is topped by all of the original gauges including the center mounted tachometer. The AM wonder bar radio works properly and is mounted in its original position between all of the factory controls. The beige top matches the carpet and raises up nicely into place. It is in just as immaculate condition as the rest of the car.
With low production numbers of 1,040 fuelies being made and only 664 4 speed cars total for that year these rare classics are getting harder and harder to find. They are being bought up and tucked away in museums and private collections often out of reach for the typical car hobbyist. Look around and you will see this is one of the nicest fuelies still in existence and is being sold at a very good price considering both its rarity and how nicely it was built. If this car were to go to auction you would be paying significantly more plus all of the associated fees. Come check out this great piece of American automobile history while it is still available.
Add it to your collection for $129,750.00!
BUT DON'T WAIT!
By request, the car is on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. The curator at the Museum values the car at $145,000.00 and they only select the best Corvettes out there for display.