!957 Corvette

Price: US $40,110.00 Item location: McMinnville, Tennessee, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 2 door roadster
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 89,200
  • VIN: E57S-101603
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 327 cu in
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4 sp
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1957 Chevrolet Corvette

I have owned this car for over 50 years. I was told by the person I bought it from that the first owner was employed by GM. Styling. In the mid-60's while working on the interior I found a business card taped upside down under the passenger seat. Still have it. The name on the card is I assume from what I was told by the 2nd owner (58-63) This was the original owner. His Uncle who worked for GM Styling. He bought a new one in 58. When I bought it in late 1963 it was White with silver cove red/white interior red trunk and wheels. 220 HP/Powerglide. The drivetrain was changed to the latest (then) 327cu in. with dbl hump heads 30/30 cam Hedman Headers Wilcap light flywheel with Borg Warner Close ratio 4 speed transmission topped off with a Hurst Shifter. And also an aluminum bell housing.The injection system is from a 1962 model. (As is trans). The paint was done in 1969 so it shows its age and spider cracks. In the mid 60's it rolled into a house next door and sustained some damage to the rear. It was repaired carefully but some places after 50 years show. Valve covers gaskets need replacing leaks a bit. Steering box also leaks a bit. The transmission will sometimes "slip" out of 2nd gear on deceleration so I just hold it in gear when down shifting. Needs a good tuning valve adjustment etc. But still runs great! If you are used to modern disk brakes you won't like these at high speeds. Rear end Shocks & etc were redone a while back so in great shape. I don't want to over sell this car however I don't want to sell it short either. It always turns heads wherever it goes. 10 years ago I thought I would do a refurbish with paint & interior but time has caught up with me. (I'm 74 years old) I think it's time to let someone else take care of it. It's a car that could be restored original or just refurbed and driven. The engine and transmission would be worth a good bit by themselves F/I's are pushing over 10K. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time. If you are not prepared to buy don't bid. Any questions will be answered honestly. Don't try to BS me I've heard it all. Did you notice the license plate...3274 (327-4sp) Talk? Phone 931-815-7669