For Sale: 1955 Chevrolet Corvette in Sarasota, Florida

$119,500

Vehicle Description

Chevrolet debuted its small-block, 195 hp V8 in 1955[1] and the engine found its way into the Corvette. At first 1955 V8 Corvettes continued with the mandatory-option Powerglide automatic transmission (as did the few 6-cylinder models built), but a new three-speed manual transmission came along later in the year for V8 models only. Exterior color choices were expanded to at least five, combined with at least four interior colors. Even soft-tops came in three colors and different materials. Despite all this, only 700 1955 Corvettes were built, making it second only to 1953 in scarcity. Very few six-cylinder 1955 models were built, and all documented examples are equipped with automatic transmissions. The "V" in the Corvette emblem was enlarged and gold colored, signifying the V8 engine under the hood and 12 volt electrical systems, while 6-cylinder models retained the 6-volt systems used in 1953-54.[19] Rare option estimate: Manual transmission Although the C1 Corvette chassis and suspension design were derived from Chevrolet's full-size cars, the same basic design was continued through the 1962 model even after the full-size cars were completely redesigned for the 1955 model year. This was due to the combined factors of the relatively high re-engineering and re-tooling costs for this low-volume production vehicle, the continued potential for cancellation of the car, and the increased size and weight of the all-new suspension design for the full-size cars, which made it unsuitable for use in the lighter weight Corvette. This is one of the most rare of all 55s #138 0f 700 1 of 45 Pennant Blue with beige cars built. all numbers matching museum quality and ready for its next care giver. complete with original side windows. original spare/jack/handle. working wonderbar radio. everything works like new. call us 7 days a week at 941-355-1955 to go thru a complete walk around of this special Corvette. see the complete video at www.cleanclassiccars.com. WE finance to 72 months and hip world wide. private and personal inspections welcome

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-804614
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Pennant Blue
  • Interior Color:Adobe Beige
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:36456
  • Stock Number:55VETTE
  • VIN:VE55J001164