1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster Vehicle Profile

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

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Roadster
Designer: Harley Earl
General Motors called the first Corvette the EX-122 and it would appear as a General Motors Motorama show car and exhibited at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in January of 1953. EX-122 proved to be popular; the first production Corvette was built on June 30, 1953 in Flint, Michigan and only 300 were built. These cars were built virtually by hand and all on a pilot line.

During the first year of production, the Corvette was available only in Polo White with Sportsman red buck seat interior trim. This car has a wheelbase of 102 inches and weighs 2,705 lbs. There is an overhead valve engine of 235.5 cubic-inches, making 150 horsepower. The base price was US$3,498.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2019


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 4
2018 6
2017 5
2016 6
2015 4
2014 3
2013 4
2012 7
2011 5
2010 5

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E53F001105
Sold for $220,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E53F001254
Sold for $275,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for $148,500
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: *E53F001290
Sold for $220,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E53F001245
Sold for $184,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E53F001147
Sold for $217,250
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E53F001184
Sold for $250,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Chassis#: E53F001201
Sold for $250,000
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E53F001030
Sold for $319,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for $253,000
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for $269,500
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Replica Roadster
Sold for $25,000
  2017 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for $220,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for $231,000
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers: Texas Classic Auction
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E53F001200
Sold for $275,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Chassis#: E53F001228
Sold for $135,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for $181,500
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Chassis#: E53F001180
Sold for $138,600
  2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE #300
Chassis#: E53F001300
Sold for $533,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for $350,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTERE53F0012092019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction   
1953 Chevrolet Corvette RoadsterE53F0013002019 Mecum : Monterey$320,000$500,000$750,000
1953 Chevrolet Corvette RoadsterE53F0012992019 Mecum : Monterey$130,000  
1953 Chevrolet CorvetteE53F0010752019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $175,000$225,000
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$170,000  
1953 Chevrolet CorvetteE53F0010872019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona $225,000$275,000
1953 Chevrolet CorvetteE53F0012092019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona $240,000$270,000
1953 Chevrolet CorvetteE53F0012092018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1953 Chevrolet CorvetteE53F0012092018 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Texas Classic Auction   
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Resto Mod 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$55,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$212,500  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$200,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2017 Mecum : Chicago$225,000  
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE RESTO MOD REPLICA 2017 Leake Tulsa$35,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Mecum : Dallas$130,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Mecum Indianapolis   
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Replica 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$36,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Replica 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$40,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale$165,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Replica Convertible 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$200,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$140,000  
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER 2015 Mecum Dallas$210,000  
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER 2015 Mecum Dallas$210,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette RoadsterE53F0010272015 Mecum : Monterey$325,000$400,000$500,000
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER 2015 Mecum Harrisburg$245,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette RoadsterE53F0012202015 WorldWide Auctions Houston Classic Auction $275,000$325,000
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER RACE CARE53F0012112015 BarrettJackson Scottsdale   
1953 Chevrolet Corvette RoadsterE53F0012732014 Russo & Steele Scottsdale   
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$210,000$250,000$300,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Roadster
Engine Num: 0273609F54YG
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Roadster
Chassis Num: E54S001010
Engine Num: 3835911-0057980F54YG
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Roadster
Chassis Num: E54S004221
Engine Num: 0769197F54YG
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11956 Convertible
Chassis Num: E56S003291
Engine Num: 0525707F56GV
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 1240
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 6338
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Roadster
Chassis Num: E57S 105176
Engine Num: F612EL
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Roadster
Chassis Num: E57S 105626
Engine Num: F424 EG VC
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11960 Convertible
Chassis Num: 00867S 100662
Engine Num: FO802CU
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11960 Convertible
Chassis Num: 00867S 103675
Engine Num: T0919D
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11960 Convertible
Chassis Num: 00867S108726
Engine Num: 3756519
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11961 Convertible
Chassis Num: 10867S105619
Engine Num: 1105619


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