1955 Corvette

Lot Number #52

1955 Corvette

Beautifully restored 1955 Corvette V8 with 8k miles since restoration

Auction item did not make it to reserve price

Item condition: Used

Sold By: Power Bidding
Body Type: Convertible
Vehicle ID: VE55S001216
Year: 1955
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Exterior Color: Gypsy Red
Interior Color: Light Beige Vinyl
Transmission: Automatic
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine Displacement: 265cu in
Mileage: 8036

Purchased as a project rig in 1980, the Owner painstakingly restored this C-1 maintaining originality and factory appearance. Only OEM parts were used if the factory aspects were not perfect. Brought to show quality, she was never judged by NCRS, but the Corvette shows much approval of her presence, winning award after award. Located in Brandenton, FL, she attends most local and regional events and usually gets to take a Saturday evening spin sporting that red dress and rumbling 8. And she has a clean and clear FL title in the Owner’s name. Red as the day she was ‘born’, her lacquer paint was completed in 2007. Professionally applied, the finish is just stunning. Chrome and brightwork have been addressed to show quality, although just a very, very few points are starting to show 15 years of age. Her white vinyl top is excellent and we finish with factory issued original hubcaps centering Coker tires. Bright white with tan accents, her interior was brand spanking new in 2008. Original tube AM radio and dash, handles, control knobs and actuation items are reported as original and performing flawlessly. Owner does report that the gas gauge has just become inoperable. A bit of wear was noted in the inspection, making complete the monthly use of her. Clearly she’s a show-winning and a driving lover’s car. Reported as researched and confirmed, her motor is the number’s matching unit for the car. At 265 cubic inches, they were Chevrolet’s introduction to the over-head valve V8 era. It’s design is iconic and as the displacement grew, so did their reputation for power and dependability. Backing the motor is a two-speed automatic and all factory running gear. The Owner notes that nothing major has been performed by him or his mechanic, she’s original down to the water pump and believed to be the original carb as well. A thorough and complete review of this beauty was performed by an independent inspector. Critical analysis revealed nothing other than very slight cosmetic flaws. Slight wear at the interior complements her easy cruises. And a bunch of ‘green’ good to go checks complements her maintenance and reconstruction prowess.

Location: 34205
Lot Number #52

1955 Corvette



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