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1953 Corvette

This is the beauty that started it all, the 1953 Corvette. The first one was built on June 30, 1953, in Flint, MI. This model was not actually built in a so-called factory but in a temporary facility in the back of the customer delivery garage. Of the 300 built, 225 are accounted for today. That is an amazing number. The third and fourth 1953 Corvettes built are in the hands of private owners. The theory about the first two cars is the serial numbers were given to two Motorama show cars. They believe the first two cars in Flint were engineering prototypes destroyed in testing, so it is believed the first production car is actually number three.

  • Wheelbase: 102"
  • Track: 57" Front/58.8" Rear
  • Height: 51.5" Over Windshield
  • Length: 167.3"
  • Width: 69.8"
  • Curb Weight: 2,886 lbs.
  • Tire Size: 6.70" x 15"
  • Plant: Flint, MI

1953 Options:

Code Description Quantity Price
 2934  Base Corvette Convertible  300  $3,498.00
 101A  Heater  300  $91.40
 101B  AM Radio  300  $145.15

Base Engine: 235ci 150hp
Serial Numbers: E53001001 through E53F001300


Exterior Quantity Soft-Top Wheels Interior
 Polo White  3,230  Beige  Red  Red
 Pennant Blue  300  Beige  Red  Beige
 Sportsman Red  100  Beige  Red  Red
 Black  4  Beige  Red  Red