Chevrolet Corvette C1 1954

23-06-2022

Chevrolet Corvette C1

Year

1954

Transmission

Automatic

Color

Red

Cylinder capacity

V8

Mileage

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Horsepower

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€89.900 --- This Corvette C1 from '54 is an absolute beautiful classic. Beautiful red paint with red interior. Who wouldn't want this one?

Exterior:

Paint is in good condition. chrome in very good condition.

Interior:

Leather seats and carpets are very clean and do not show any rips, marks or tears.

Mechanics:

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History:

In 1954, only 3,640 of this model were built and nearly a third were unsold at year's end. New colors were available, but the six-cylinder engine and Powerglide automatic, the only engine and transmission available, were not what sports car enthusiasts expected. It is known that 1954 models were painted Pennant Blue, Sportsman Red, and Black, in addition to Polo White. All had red interiors, except for those finished in Pennant Blue which had a beige interior and beige canvas soft top. Order guides listed several options, but all options were "mandatory" and all 1954 Corvettes were equipped the same.[23]

In the October 1954 issue of Popular Mechanics, there was an extensive survey of Corvette owners in America. The surprising finding was their opinions in comparison to foreign sports cars. It was found that 36% of those taking the survey had owned a foreign sports car, and of that, half of them rated the Corvette as better than their previous foreign sports car. Nineteen percent rated the Corvette as equal to their foreign sports car and 22% rated the Corvette as inferior. While many were well pleased with the Corvette, they did not consider it as a true sports car. The principal complaint of the surveyed owners was the tendency of the body to leak extensively during rainstorms.[24]