1953 Chevrolet Corvette for sale 101300745
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
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1953 Chevrolet Corvette

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Classic Car Overview

Motivated seller and priced to sell!! Chevrolet only made 300 Corvettes in 1953. Of these, this is one of the most important extant. This Corvette is believed to be the lowest original mileage example in existence. It has had three owners from new, a mere 5,800 documented original miles and was restored and owned for over 50 years by the noted Corvette authority, Lyle Hill. And to top it off, this has achieved the coveted NCRS Top-Flight Award status. It simply doesnt get much better than this! The 1953 Corvette was the sensation of the GM Motorama which took the US by storm. Designed by the renowned Harley Earl team of engineers and designers, it was a ground breaking design that is the DNA basis of todays Corvette. This Corvette has an almost idyllic provenance with three owners from new. Lyle Hill was 20 years old when he acquired No.087 from Gerald White in Orrville, Ohio on May 21, 1962. It was used by Mr. Hill for four years and then was largely stored, awaiting restoration. In the interim, Mr. Hill became a well known Corvette authority and was also known as a source for rare and hard to come by parts. Nearly four decades later, Mr. Hill had No. 087 restored by many of the top resources for Corvettes for the 50th anniversary celebration of Corvette in 2003 in Flint, MI. Mr. Hill passed in 2014 and No.087 found a new caretaker in its third and present owner. The current owner enhanced the restoration even further by hiring noted Corvette restorers Rex Marshall of Bountiful, Utah with supervision by Corey Peterson. The quality and authenticity of the restoration garnered 96.6 points and NCRS Top-Flight status, the pinnacle of Corvette judging. Cosmetically, No.087 is beautiful in its correct and nearly perfect livery of Polo White. The body finish has the correct fiber and seams showing throughout and it is as authentic as they come. The chrome is excellent and of top quality throughout. The Corvette has its correct bias ply tires, red painted wheels and the correct factory two-eared spinner hubcaps. The exterior quality of restoration is excellent in all regards, The paint and body preparation was done by John Salvio from Astoria, NY. Understanding that the finish work on the 1953s were not up to todays standards for mirror-like finished fiberglass. Both the panel fit and body finish is representative of the technology available to GM in 1953. The interior of No.087 is terrific and finished to concours standards. The interior and black convertible canvas top was done by John Kennedy from Bountiful, UT. John was the long time technical advisor for tops and interiors for the national NCRS. The Sportsman Red vinyl interior is complimented with its correct two-tone white and red dashboard. The dashboard has gorgeous design cues, with ample chrome bezels surrounding the round gauges and tachometer and the Vd design for the speedometer and radio speakers. The red carpeting is beautifully fitted through the passenger compartment. It has its bla

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    E53F001087
  • Classic Car ID
    101300745
  • Stock Number
    22319
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    5,800 miles
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    White
  • Custom Color
    N/A

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