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Highlights

  • Beautifully presented Sportsman Red C1
  • Restored car in very good order
  • Early ‘54 retaining model’s pure details 
  • Unmodified and factory-correct car 
  • Evocative slice of ‘50s Americana 

The Appeal

Gaze at this beautiful ‘54 ‘Vette and you can almost smell the enthusiasm of Chevrolet’s designers. Their goal was an American version of the European sports cars arriving home with returning GIs. 
The Corvette did all that, its sleek, evocative lines kick-starting a lineage that continues to this day. The detailing is exquisite, like the bullet rear lights and shark teeth grille. The Sportsman Red of this car is a particularly good shade for highlighting the early Corvette’s style. 
Enthusiasts appreciate the purity of these early cars. Just 3,640 ‘54s were built and this restored car looks like an especially good one. For lovers of evocative ‘50s Americana it looks enticing. 

History and Paperwork

  • 1954 model 
  • Restored car in Sportman Red
  • USA car imported to Belgium 

The Condition

  • Factory correct car retaining the purity of these early cars 
  • Well kept fibreglass body, likely restored, and finished in Sportsman Red
  • Paintwork is in very good condition across panels 
  • Bodywork presents well with good fibreglass gel coat finish 
  • Chromework in good order being complete, apparently undamaged and bright 
  • Neat details like the mesh headlamp protectors and exhausts exiting through body
  • Whitewall tyres with accented red trims 
  • Red leather seats in good order with few signs of age or wear
  • Two tone red and white dashboard with dual cowls 
  • Good carpets and interior trim which appears complete and unmodified 

The Mechanics

  • 3.9L 235CI Blue Flame 6cyl 145bhp engine 
  • Triple carburettors
  • Well presented engine bay with chromed cam cover 
  • 3spd manual gearbox 
  • No reported running or driving issues 
 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1954
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model Corvette
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 80,220 Miles
  • Engine size 3900
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Country Belgium
Bidding history
6 bids from 5 bidders
  • OTS120 €40,000 19/06/24
  • valerie•••• €30,000 18/06/24
  • callum.•••• €25,000 18/06/24
  • fredbel €22,000 18/06/24
  • OTS120 €20,000 16/06/24
  • Alitik €3,000 16/06/24

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