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1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE

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  Lot #725  (Sale Order: 142 of 240)  
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Chevrolet introduced the Corvette in 1953 as Americas sports car? and the first one reached the end of the assembly line on June 30 1953. This was the first mass-produced fiberglass-bodied car and all 300 cars built were assembled by hand in the back of a customer delivery garage in Flint MI. All of the 1953 Corvettes were identical with convertible bodies in Polo White with a Sportsman Red interior and a black canvas top. The engine was the Blue Flame straight 6-cylinder producing 150hp with triple Carter carburetors and 2-speed automatic transmission. With total production of only 300 cars the 1953 is the lowest production of any year Corvette. Outfitted in a Polo White exterior and a Sportsman Red interior this matching-numbers example is powered by a 235/150hp engine mated to a 2-speed automatic transmission. This vehicle received a frame-off restoration in 2018 during which the engine transmission and drivetrain were rebuilt. Less than 50 miles have been put on since the restoration. Of the 300 Corvettes produced in Flint MI in 1953 this vehicle is #105. This Corvette is an NCRS Top Flight Award-winner receiving a score of 96.2 in 2018 and a Second Flight Award-winner receiving a score of 85.2 in 2017. The interior is in great condition along with the top side curtains and brightwork. This vehicle comes with a custom-fabricated removable hardtop and has been meticulously pampered and maintained regularly. From The Jim Osterman Collection.

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1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Lot number: 725
Seller: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Event: Capture The Car Of Your Dreams
Ends: Saturday, October 5 | 11:00 AM  Pacific

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