1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster / E57S 105626 Chassis Information

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1
Roadster
Chassis #: E57S 105626
Engine #: F424 EG VC
Sold for $60,500 at 2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.
This 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 Christies auction of 'Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.' It is red with red interior and white soft top. The engine is a 265 cubic-inch V8 capable of producing 270 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and drum brakes can be fond in the front and rear.

The US market was eager for sports cars in the post war era, however, the Corvette did not enjoy overwhelming success during its first few years. When Ford introduced their Thunderbird, sales outpaced the Covertte by 24 to 1. Corvette production for the first three years was around 4,000 units; that was roughly the number of pre-orders Ford had accumulated before the Thunderbird was even produced. Some argued that its was the Thunderbird's styling while others proclaimed it was the potent V8 power. Thunderbirds sold well while the 1955 Corvette's sat in showrooms.

Chevrolet decided a restyling was in order. For 1956 the Corvette had more prominent headlights, stylish coves on the body sides, and the loss of fins in the rear. The interior was new with roll-up windows that made the car more enjoyable and likeable. These redesigns were courtesy of Harley Earl, GM's Design Director, and many agreed that it was exactly what the car needed; a true appearance of a serious sport car.

The new Corvette encompassed more than just styling improvements; Zora Arkus-Duntov reworked the chassis, tightened up the steering, and improved the vehicles response and handling. A 265 cubic-inch V8, designed by Henry Barr and Edward N. Cole, was placed in the engine bay. To prove the vehicles worth it was entered in competition. At the 12 Hours of Sebring a Corvette finished in ninth place, proving its speed and endurance.

For 1957, little changed. Chevrolet included dual exhausts, all vinyl bucket seats and a three spoke 'competition' steering wheel as standard equipment. The 283 horsepower V8 engine was offered as optional equipment.

This Venetian Red example has a radio, heater, defroster and air conditioning. It has a dual carburetted engine with high lift cams and a synchromesh gearbox. It has been treated to a restoration since new, though that was a number of years ago. It has been apart of a vast collection and basically been a static display since the 1980s or very early 1990s. At auction it was offered without reserve and estimated to sell for $55,000 - $125,000. This beautiful piece of American history did find a new owner, and was sold for $60,500 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2007


2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$55,000-$125,000 
Sale Price :
$60,500

2019 26
2018 30
2017 28
2016 25
2015 27
2014 23
2013 32
2012 34
2011 28
2010 28

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/270 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S105699
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1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/270 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S106123
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  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $55,000
  2019 Mecum : Dallas
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $77,000
  2019 Mecum : Dallas
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Convertible
Sold for $99,000
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $105,600
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/270 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S100624
Sold for $108,900
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $90,200
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $68,200
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $84,700
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $49,500
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1957 Chevrolet Fuel Injected Corvette Roadster
Chassis#: E57S105526
Sold for $70,560
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo Auction
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1
Chassis#: E57S100774
Sold for $88,165
  2019 Artcurial : Retroobile
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 'Fulie' Roadster
Sold for $70,400
  2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S103988
Sold for $47,300
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S102287
Sold for $126,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM ROADSTER
Chassis#: AZ369071
Sold for $330,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: *E57S100964
Sold for $220,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $67,100
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $94,600
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTEE57S1056262019 Coys Syon Park, London $45,000$55,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake & Airbox 2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1957 Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleE57S1060032019 Mecum : Monterey$160,000$225,000$275,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$70,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Racer 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$90,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod 2019 Mecum : Houston   
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$175,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleE57S1030592019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$85,000$100,000$125,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$50,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Airbox 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$500,000$700,000$900,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$77,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$55,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$67,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Dallas$82,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1957 Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleE57S1050902018 Mecum : Monterey$80,000$110,000$140,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleE57S1026462018 Mecum : Monterey$65,000$100,000$125,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleE57S1026462018 Mecum : Monterey$70,000$100,000$125,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Portland$35,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Denver$75,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$72,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Airbox 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$400,000$400,000$600,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$100,000$120,000$125,000
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/270 CONVERTIBLEE57S1019092018 BarrettJackson : Palm Beach   
1957 Chevrolet CorvetteE57S1007162018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale $75,000$80,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Houston   
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLEE57S1025072018 Premier Auction Group$63,000  

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Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Roadster
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Engine Num: F612EL
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Engine Num: F424 EG VC
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Engine Num: FO802CU
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