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1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Convertible / E56S002548 Vehicle 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

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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 :
USD $52,800

2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring

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

2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall

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

1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S004416
Sold for USD$143,000
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$82,500
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$56,100
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Resto Mod
Sold for USD$104,500
  2020 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S001870
Sold for USD$94,600
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Fall Auction
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$63,250
  2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E56S003584
Sold for USD$110,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E56S001195
Sold for USD$75,600
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S003550
Sold for USD$137,500
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 265/225 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S001336
Sold for USD$110,000
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$28,600
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$35,200
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$57,200
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 265/225 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S003622
Sold for USD$71,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for USD$45,000
  2019 GAA : July 2019
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S003609
Sold for USD$154,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$68,200
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E56S001947
Sold for USD$117,773
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$93,500
  2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 265/225 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E56S001011
Sold for USD$170,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 

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 Corvette Resto Mod 2020 Mecum : Houston$85,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum : Dallas$80,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum : Indy$55,000$65,000$80,000
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLEAZ3380362020 BarrettJackson : Online Only May   
1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLEAZ3380362020 BarrettJackson : Online July 2020   
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum : Glendale$62,500  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Las Vegas$65,000  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Dallas$57,000  
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 2018 GAA : November 2018$70,000  
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 Convertible 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Resto ModE56S0015122018 Mecum : Monterey$89,000$110,000$130,000
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  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1954 Roadster
Engine Num: 0273609F54YG

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1954 Roadster
Chassis Num: E54S001010
Engine Num: 3835911-0057980F54YG

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1954 Roadster
Chassis Num: E54S004221
Engine Num: 0769197F54YG

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1956 Convertible
Chassis Num: E56S002548
Engine Num: 04355082F56GR
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1956 Convertible
Chassis Num: E56S003291
Engine Num: 0525707F56GV

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 1240
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 6338

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: E57S 105176
Engine Num: F612EL
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: E57S 105626
Engine Num: F424 EG VC

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1960 Convertible
Chassis Num: 00867S 100662
Engine Num: FO802CU

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1960 Convertible
Chassis Num: 00867S 103675
Engine Num: T0919D
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1960 Convertible
Chassis Num: 00867S101160
Engine Num: 3756519

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1960 Convertible
Chassis Num: 00867S108726
Engine Num: 3756519

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C1
1961 Convertible
Chassis Num: 10867S105619
Engine Num: 1105619

1956 Chevrolet Corvette C1

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