1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER BELIEVED TO BE 1 OF ONLY 4 BLACK CORVETTES BUILT IN 1954 AND POSSIBLY THE FIRST BLACK CORVETTE EVER MADE! SPECTACULAR RESTORATION! CALIFORNIA CAR! EXCELLENT WEST COAST BODY AND FRAME! MA
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER
Finished in rare and desired All Black with beautiful Red interior and Tan convertible top. This incredible motorcar has been beautifully restored and is now ready to be shown or driven. This Corvette was awarded NCRS 2nd flight award and considerable work has been performed since and we now believe it will score higher and top flight. What makes this motorcar extremely rare is that it is 1 of only 4 Black Corvettes produced in 1954 and believed to be the very first Black Corvette ever made! In combination with all the desired options this is the perfect investment grade Corvette. We are proud to offer this incredibly rare example to the most sophisticated collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this great American classic. Bid with confidence this might just be one of the best finds on eBay! HISTORY OF THE 1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE: 150bhp, 235.5 cu. in. inline, overhead valve, six-cylinder engine, two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, coil springs, tube shocks and stabilizer front suspension, leak springs, tube shocks and solid rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 102″ From the start, the Corvette Roadster was special in its design and construction. Its first GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) body was molded into a shape that is appreciated today more than ever for its sensuous form. The Corvette was unveiled in the ballroom of the Waldorf=Astoria in New York early in 1953. Yet, remarkably, the new American sports car rolled off the assembly line a scant five months after its debut. The legendary Harley Earl, Vice-President (Design) of General Motors was the father of the sensational new Corvette. Other notables involved included Bob McLean, Maurice Olley, Ed Cole and shortly before production began Zora Arkus Duntov. Although the Corvette was conceived to be assembled from mostly production parts and eventually have a steel body, it just didnt happen. Even the way Corvettes were assembled was different. Rather than on an assembly line, the new sports cars were assembled by small groups of technicians. For the 1954 Corvette, production was moved from Flint, Michigan to St. Louis but problems arose and only 3,265 Corvettes were built in 1954.
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This car qualifies for a
5 year / 100,000 additional Miles Powertrain Warranty!