If you're one of the lucky few who have a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette,
congratulations. But for the rest of us who would love the iconic
classic, but don't have a few hundred thousand dollars lying around
or are just nervous about driving a car that's worth so much, this
V8 replica is the right way to go.
This is a tribute to the genesis of an American legend. It is an instantly recognizable shape to Corvette lovers that looks great going 65 MPH across the Sunshine Skyway or even just standing still. That's because this has all the details you love like the mesh headlight covers, the toothy grille with a mirror-like shine, the rear panel dual exhaust tips, and the wraparound trim that makes a precision-straight line around the whole car. But this replica also has an individual spirit - after all, the 300 examples of the 1953 cars only came in white. In a little twist of irony, the '53 Corvettes are not known for the best fiberglass quality. GM was still understanding how to really get this material into mass production. But this much later tribute (built in 1990) benefits from decades of understanding how to lay it down thick and evenly for a quality application.
Inside, the excellent condition of the tan seats tells you this was cared for correct correctly and not left out in the sun unattended. But what you really love about these low-back buckets is how they have the iconic appearance that is unmistakably C1 Corvette. And the body-colored waterfall in-between that gives it a seamless interior/exterior appearance is pure American style. The whole package really comes together with the door panels and dash pad that match the seating. This replica was meant to be enjoyed on the road. That's why you have nice updated features like a smaller diameter steering wheel and a gearshift that's comfortable to rest your hand. You even get an AM/FM/cassette with digital tuner for a far more modern stereo experience. But from the moment you look at the full gauge package that's correctly presented in the dual cowl dash, you get a swell of pride that come from driving a silhouette of American history.
When you open the hood, you're greeted to something the '53 Corvette never had - V8 power. The small block motor would help fulfill the Corvette legend later in life, and so it's nice to have it under the hood of this '53 tribute. It presents well with the bright air cleaner and valve covers. Plus, these 350 cubic-inch V8s are some of the best for affordable and reliable upgrades, and this one already has a nice Holley four-barrel carburetor. So it's the kind roadster that you can enjoy today, and fantasize about what you'll do with it in the future. Underneath you have later suspension components from a Nova, and so care and maintenance is a snap. Also adapted from GM's affordable parts are comfortable features such as a three-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, and power steering.
So you're looking at an accurate '53 tribute with all the right upgrades to be a great driver. Complete with owner's manual, the first-year Corvette fantasy is now much closer to a reality. But you're not the only one with this dream, so hurry up and call today!!!