1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster V8 Harvest Gold / Green Low Miles 2 dr Converti
Price: US $148,500.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: Corvette Roadster 1 of 120
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1955
- Mileage: 21,761
- VIN: VE55S001237
- Color: Yellow
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Yellow / Green
- Options: Cassette
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1955 Chevrolet Corvette Corvette Roadster 1 of 120Vehicle Overview
|1955 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Roadster V8 Harvest Gold / Green 283 V8 (2) Speed Power glide A/T Restored|
Celebrity Cars is proud to offer this very rare 1955 Convertible V8 Corvette.
Most importantly, before a complete description, this is a frame up restored car. It has a 1957 283 V8 engine- with the correct Carter 4 bbl. carburetor and believed to have the original 2 speed power glide transmission and the standard 3.55:1 axle ratio. The Harvest Gold color is a repaint, but the correct color for the car. It has the yellow vinyl interior as well as the dark green convertible top which is 'new'.
-Total number of Corvettes made in 1955 is 700.
-The Harvest Gold color of this car is one of only 120 made and today it is extremely difficult to find.
This car is a 2 owner car.
This 1955 Corvette VE55S001237 is a very complete, well restored vehicle and has had a professionalappraisal done by Corvette Guru Roy Sinor. His FULL report is available per request. Only eleven (11) of these cars have sold in the past few years and this particular Harvest Gold car is said to be, "one of the finest ever seen".
3 1/2 years ago this car was purchased from its original owner. When found, the car had been in a garage since the early '80s and had been painted a 'blue' color. Most of the car had been disassembled and stored in boxes.
The current owner and his wife did most of the resurrecting of this incredible corvette. The 21,761 miles on the odometer are original to the car and was not changed during the restorationof this car.
Although not EVERY piece of this car is original, the couple used the 1-888-478-9576 Corvette Assembly Instruction Manual distributed by the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS). This particular manual is a copy of THE ORIGINAL MANUAL that THE ASSEMBLY LINE WORKERS USED at GM to build these cars! Yes, THIS manual.
To make this story even more exciting, did I mention that the couple who bought this car 3 years ago to restore are 79 years old?! (76 when the project started!)
Back in 1955, the current owner arrived from Italy to America for the first time. At the age of 17 1/2, while walking the streets of Brooklyn, NY- he passed the showroom window of his local Chevrolet Dealership. A Harvest Gold '55 sat staring at him with the $3000.00 price tag. He was determined from that moment on that he would own that car one day. 60 plus years later, here we are and here is the car.
Please do not hesitate to call with any questions regarding this car. Ask for Scott.
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