Amelia Island

12 March 2011

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Lot 176

1957 Chevrolet Corvette

  • Chassis no. E57S102469

Sold for $77,000

245 bhp, 283 cu. in. V-8 engine with dual four-barrel carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102"

- A recent, show-quality restoration to National Corvette standards

- Just two owners from new; with original owner for nearly 50 years

- Rebuilt matching numbers 283 V-8, 1957 date-coded T10 four-speed

- Original three-speed manual transmission accompanies sale of the car

This striking, two-owner 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible was purchased new by the original owner from Parkland Chevrolet of Asheville, North Carolina, and it has remained in the same area ever since. In 2006, the estate of the original owner sold the Corvette to the current owner, who commissioned a high quality, body-off restoration to NCCA show-quality standards that was completed over the next two years.

Finished in Red with Beige side coves, the Corvette was fitted with a new Tan convertible top and a complete interior from Al Knoch, with new components including the carpeting, dash pad, door panels, seats and seat rails. With a laser-straight body and a solid frame, the Corvette is powered by its original, matching-numbers 283/245 “dual quad” V-8, which was completely rebuilt by Barnes and Reese Racing Engines in October 2006. A Borg-Warner T10 four-speed manual transmission, with proper 1957 date codes, was rebuilt and installed. The rebuilt original three-speed manual transmission accompanies the sale of the car as well.

Desirable period features include such items as heater and radio delete, emergency brake warning light, courtesy lights, seat belts, hubcaps, off-road exhaust and 6.70 X 15 wide whitewall tires. Other factory-correct components include the spare tire, jack, jack tools, trunk mat and liner, rebound straps, shifter, shielding, air cleaner, generator and hood pop-ups. A high-quality example from the 1957 model year, representing what many enthusiasts consider the definitive turning point for “America’s Sports Car,” this show-quality Corvette is sure to please.

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