1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Convertible / E56S002548 Chassis Information

1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1956 Chevrolet Corvette C11956 Chevrolet Corvette C11956 Chevrolet Corvette C11956 Chevrolet Corvette C11956 Chevrolet Corvette C1
Convertible
Chassis #: E56S002548
Engine # 04355082F56GR
Sold for $68,750 at 2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall.
Sold for $52,800 at 2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall.
This 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook. It is powered by a V8 engine with dual-four barrel carburetors that displaces 265 cubic-inches and produces 225 horsepower. The car is equipped with a three-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drum brakes. It is one of 3,467 examples produced in 1956. It is finished in Robin's Egg Blue with white coves and a light-tan interior. It has a removable hard top in addition to its soft top. It was treated to a frame-off restoration, though it was many years ago. The condition is still very good considering its age and the odometer reads just 5,238 miles.

The Corvette was unveiled to the public in the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York in 1953. Five months later, the first production car rolled off the assembly line. The person responsible for this design was the legendary Harley Earl, the Vice-President of General Motors. There were many individuals that helped with this vehicle, including Bob Mclean, Maurice Olley, Ed Cole, and Zora Arkus Duntov.

There were few changes for the first three years of Corvette production with 1956 marking the first year major changes appeared on the convertible roadster. The grille remained the same but the front end was modified significantly with new fenders that accepted chrome-rimmed headlights sitting higher than its siblings and no longer covered by mesh. This was the first year that the iconic side-covers and sloping rear fenders with integrated taillights appeared on the Corvette.

At auction, the estimate was nearly satisfied with the high bid of $68,750. The car was sold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007


2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall

Sale Price :
$52,800

2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$65,000-$75,000 
Lot was not sold

2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$70,000-$90,000 
Sale Price :
$68,750

2019 7
2018 12
2017 17
2016 13
2015 11
2014 12
2013 10
2012 9
2011 12
2010 10

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$108,596$170,5007
2018$79,283$112,20012
2017$72,765$132,00017
2016$211,654$1,815,00013
2015$108,027$275,00011
2014$71,728$95,70012
2013$72,205$100,00010
2012$64,611$92,0009
2011$69,115$115,50012
2010$74,362$150,00010

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S003609
Sold for $154,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $68,200
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E56S001947
Sold for $117,773
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $93,500
  2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 265/225 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S001011
Sold for $170,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $62,700
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $93,500
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $93,500
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $110,000
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E56S002548
Sold for $52,800
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 image  1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 image  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Chassis#: E56S003707
Sold for $49,500
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $66,000
  2018 Mecum : Hershey
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $96,800
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 265/225 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S003659
Sold for $77,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $58,300
  2018 Mecum : Houston
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster (LHD)
Sold for $89,000
  2018 Shannons - Melbourne Summer Classic
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S004416
Sold for $112,200
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S001291
Sold for $47,300
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $99,000
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Sold for $80,850
  2017 McCormick's Auction # 63
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Chevrolet CorvetteE56S0033172019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $80,000$100,000
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$57,500  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$60,000$80,000$100,000
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$65,000$85,000$100,000
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$65,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$62,000  
1956 CHEVROLET CONVERTIBLE 2018 McCormick's # 65$60,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Dallas$60,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Louisville$65,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Resto ModE56S0015122018 Mecum : Monterey$89,000$110,000$130,000
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1956 Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleE56S0037872018 Mecum : Monterey$90,000$100,000$125,000
1956 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Leake Tulsa$62,500  
1956 Chevrolet CorvetteE56S0025482018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring $65,000$75,000
1956 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 GAA : Spring Sale$65,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City$63,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster (LHD) 2017 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic $80,000$90,000
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2017 Mecum : Portland$47,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2017 Mecum : Houston$80,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$70,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette RoadsterE56S0040082016 Rick Cole : Monterey $120,000$135,000
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2016 Mecum : Harrisburg$88,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$90,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$80,000  
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 2016 Mecum Houston$90,000  
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTEE56S0019332016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$72,500  

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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: E56S002548
Engine Num: 04355082F56GR
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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