1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE-V-8 POWERGLIDE-BODY OFF RESTORED BLK PLATE CALIF 'VETTE

Price: US $57,100.00 Item location: West Hills, California, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 3,545
  • VIN: VE55S001493
  • Color: Gypsy Red
  • Engine size: 265 CU IN 195 HP V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Powerglide Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Ivory
  • Options: White Wall Tires, Heater/Defroster, Signal Seeking Radio, Side Curtains, Side Windows, Windshield Washer, Directional Signals, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1955 Chevrolet Corvette



NOTE:

THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER 1955 CORVETTE! THIS IS A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RUST-FREE MATCHING #’S 1955 CORVETTE THAT HAS BEENRESTORED TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD!!!

1955 WAS THE FIRST YEAR FOR THE V-8 ENGINE IN A CORVETTE! ONLY 700 UNITS WERE PRODUCED FOR 1955. THIS IS THE SECOND LOWEST PRODUCTION YEAR NEXT TO 1953 WHEN ONLY 300 WERE MADE. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT NO MORE THAN 250 1955 CORVETTES STILL EXIST TODAY.

THIS FABULOUS V-8 CORVETTE IS READY TO SHOW, DRIVE AND ENJOY.

THIS 1955 CORVETTE IS EQUIPPED WITH ITS 265 CU IN, 195 HP V-8 ENGINE, POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, DIRECTIONAL SIGNALS, HEATER/DEFROSTER, SIGNAL SEEKING RADIO, WINDSHIELD WASHER, PARKING BRAKE ALARM, WHITE SIDE WALL TIRES, SIDE CURTAINS AND ITS ORIGINAL-COLOR GYPSY RED PAINT, AND IVORY INTERIOR!

EXTERIOR

THIS CORVETTE IS STUNNING IN ITSORIGINAL GYPSY RED COLOR PAINT AND WIDE WHITE WALL TIRES!EVERYTHING ON THE EXTERIOR LOOKS LIKE NEW! THE SOFT TOP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, HAVING NOT BEEN USED SINCE THE RESTORATION!

THE SIDE CURTAINS ARE STORED IN THE TRUNK.

THIS IS A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF A BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 1955 V-8 CORVETTE!

INTERIOR

WHEN YOU SIT DOWN INSIDE THIS CORVETTE, IT’S LIKE BEING IN A TIME CAPSULE FROM 1955.

THEIVORY WITH RED STITCHING INTERIORIS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. THIS CORVETTE HAS ITS ORIGINAL SIGNAL SEEKING RADIO AND HEATER/DEFROSTER! OTHER EQUIPMENT INCLUDES WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHER. A LATER STYLE CORVETTE STEERING WHEEL WAS DELIBERATELY INSTALLED BECAUSE THE OWNER LIKES THE WAY IT LOOKS. EASY ENOUGH TO CHANGE IF SO DESIRED. EVERYTHING IN THE FULLY RESTORED INTERIOR IS IN AS NEW CONDITION!

ENGINE COMPARTMENT

AS WITH THE REST OF THIS AMAZING CORVETTE,THE ENGINE COMPARTMENTHAS BEEN RESTORED TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD. LATER FINNED ALUMINUM VALVE COVERS WERE INSTALLED BECAUSE THE OWNER LIKES THE WAY IT LOOKS. A SET OF STEEL VALVE COVERS IS IN THE TRUNK. EASY ENOUGH TO CHANGE IF SO DESIRED.

TRUNK

AND AS YOU PROBABLY EXPECTED, THE TRUNK HAS ALSO BEEN RESTORED TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD. IT HAS A CORRECT TRUNK MAT, STORAGE BAG, ETC.

MECHANICALS

THIS TOTALLY STOCK 1955 CORVETTE IS POWERED BYTHE ORIGINAL CHEVROLET 265 CU. IN. 195 HP V-8 ENGINE WITH 4BBL CARBURETOR AND POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. ALL MECHANICALS OPERATE AS NEW.

THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY NICE DRIVING 1955 CORVETTE!!!

VIN CODES:

Vin#VE55S001493

V=265 CU IN 195 HP V-8

E=Corvette

55=1955

S=St. Louis,MissouriAssembly Plant

001493=Unit # 493 of 700

THE 1955 CORVETTE

An American automotive icon!

The Chevrolet Corvette hardly needs an introduction. Chevrolet spent over $1.5 Million on the Corvette project. It was unveiled in 1953 in the ballroom of New York's Waldorf-Astoria. For the first two years of production, 1953 and 1954, the Corvette was powered by a tuned version of GM’s venerable 235 cubic inch inline six-cylinder engine that hardly bore the car’s sporty intent. The engine was tuned and rechristened the Blue Flame Six for the Corvette. After an initial surge, sales slowed in late 1954, but the introduction of the new 265 cubic inch V-8 for 1955 saw increased interest in America’s new sports car. Faced with an overabundance of unsold ‘54s, GM limited production of the 1955 model to just 700 units, the second lowest production year for any Corvette. With only 700 units built, and an estimated only 250 left in existence, the 1955 Corvette is very "rare" and highly desirable.

It is easy to distinguish the V-8 versions from the six-cylinder version. GM had an enlarged gold 'V' in the word 'Chevrolet' located on the front fenders. This meant the vehicle was powered by the V8 engine. The 8-cylinder used a 12-volt while the six cylinder remained with the 6-volt electrical system.
Also during this year, Zora Arkus-Duntov, a former European road racer, set a new record in the Daytona 'Measured Mile' reaching a speed slightly above 150 miles per hours.

I HAD OCCASSION TO DRIVE BEHIND THIS 1955 CORVETTE. OTHER DRIVERS WERE IN AWE OF THIS ICONIC MID 1950’S AMERICAN SPORTS CAR, SMILING AND GIVING THE DRIVER SIGNS OF THEIR APPROVAL!

THIS IS ASOUTHERN CALIFORNIADRY CLIMATE CAR! AS SUCH, THERE WERE NEVER ANY WEATHERING ISSUES. THAT IS ONE REASON WHY COLLECTORS ARE WILLING TO PAY HIGH PREMIUMS FOR DRY CLIMATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CARS!


THIS RESTORATION WAS DONE TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD!

BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR FOR THE V-8 CORVETTE, THE LAST YEAR FOR THE FIRST BODY STYLE AND THE SECOND RAREST YEAR WITH ONLY 700 MADE, THIS CORVETTE IS AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT!

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A FABULOUS ICONIC 1955 V-8 CORVETTE THAT WILL GIVE YOU YEARS OF DRIVING ENJOYMENT AND IMMENSE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP.

READY TO SHOW OR DRIVE

See my (544) 100% Feedbacks and

BID WITH CONFIDENCE!

BID TO WIN!

THIS CORVETTE SHOULD DELIGHT EVEN THE MOST ASTUTE COLLECTOR!

Vehicle Condition:

THIS 1955 CORVETTE IS IN AMAZING RESTORED CONDITION. THIS VERY ATTRACTIVE VINTAGE AMERICAN SPORTS CAR RUNS AND DRIVES WONDERFULLY!

Everything appears to be in amazing NEW restored condition. The entire interior has been restored to perfection. As you may have noticed, the owner deviated very slightly from exact stock. The steering wheel is from I believe a 1956 Corvette, but could easily be replaced if desired. The hood release pull handle is also from a newer model. The windshield wipers, washer, and brake indicator light do not work. No attempt has been made to get them working. The exterior is nothing less than absolutely stunning! There are what appear as tiny fish-eyes in the paint on the rear deck and the truck, but you really need to look hard to see it. There are two almost imperceptible very small cracks in the paint. The convertible top is excellent, having not been used or even up since the restoration. The entire exterior looks like new! Everything under the hood looks like new. Finned aluminum valve covers are on the engine because the current owner liked the look. A set of steel valve covers is in the trunk that would need to be chromed if the new owner wants a stock look. The fan blades have been chromed. The coil is not as original. The hood release cables are sticky and need to be lubed. The items listed above are very minor.

Note that the odometer reading listed above is not the total mileage.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THIS IS ANABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL 1955 CORVETTE THAT HAS BEENRESTORED TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD!!!

Terms ofSale:

BIDS ARE BINDING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK THEM PRIOR TO BIDDING.

A 25% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING. THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN7 DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING.

THE VEHICLE IS GARAGED INWEST HILLS,CAAND THE SELLER WILL GLADLY MAKE THE VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. SELLER IS WILLING TO ASSIST WINNING BIDDER IN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELIVERY. HOWEVER, ALL COSTS FOR TRANSPORT & DELIVERY ARE TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE SHIPPER BY THE WINNING BIDDER.

I AM LISTING THIS 1955 CORVETTE FOR ITS OWNER! TITLE WILL BE TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNER TO THE WINNER OF THIS AUCTION. I AM EXPERIENCED IN VINTAGE CAR SALES AND WILL ASSIST WITH ALL ASPECTS OF THESALEOF THIS VEHICLE TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND TROUBLE FREE TRANSACTION. EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THIS VEHICLE AND DISCLOSE ANY KNOWN DEFECTS. AS WITH MOST PRIVATE PARTY SALES, THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD “AS-IS”. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO HAVE INSPECTED OR TO HAVE HAD THIS VEHICLE INSPECTED BY A THIRD PARTY, TO HAVE SATISFIED HIMSELF/HERSELF AS TO THE CONDITION AND VALUE, AND TO BID BASED SOLELY UPON THAT JUDGMENT. I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY UNINTENTIONAL MISSTATEMENTS OR REPAIRS THAT MAY BE NEEDED.

Seller reserves the right to end this auction early due to prior sale, and to reject bids from anyone with Zero or Negative feedback. If you do not have a good positive feedback rating, please contact me by telephone or the email listed below to discuss your intentions and ability to pay for the car if you are the winning bidder.

THIS VEHICLE IS STORED IN A CLIMATE-CONTROLLED GARAGE IN A PROTECTIVE BUBBLE AND IS LOCATED INWEST HILLS,CALIFORNIA.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS VEHICLE,

EMAIL OR CALL STEVE

Stevekr2000 at aol dot com

*(818) 340-4700*

Additional photos are available and all questions will be gladly answered!

THIS CORVETTE IS AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS INVESTMENT GRADE VEHICLE CAN BE FINANCED THROUGH JJ BEST CLASSIC CAR FINANCE. YOU CAN OWN AND ENJOY YOUR DREAM CAR TODAY AND PAY IT OFF OVER TIME!

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