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

Chassis# E57S 105626

2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center
Pre-Auction Estimates :$55,000-$125,000 
Sale Price : $60,500

Analysis

Chassis number E57S 105626 Auction Sales History
2007$60,500

2018 24
2017 28
2016 25
2015 27
2014 23
2013 32
2012 34
2011 28
2010 28
2009 24

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$102,462$522,50024
2017$93,432$450,00028
2016$158,043$1,815,00025
2015$108,665$220,00027
2014$91,907$160,00023
2013$91,686$193,60032
2012$90,015$322,50034
2011$84,702$187,00028
2010$118,825$750,00028
2009$94,823$250,00024

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injected Roadster
Chassis#: E57S103654
Sold for $106,400
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Airbox
Chassis#: E57S105073
Sold for $522,500
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1
Chassis#: E57S102614
Sold for $66,497
  2018 Silverstone Auctions : Silverstone Classic Sale
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $79,200
  2018 Mecum : Portland
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S101555
Sold for $102,300
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Chassis#: E57S104740
Sold for $58,300
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/245 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S104246
Sold for $77,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283/283HP Roadster
Chassis#: E57S100398
Sold for $71,680
  2018 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $101,750
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/245 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S102507
Sold for $71,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S104039
Sold for $75,900
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 'Fuel-Injected'
Chassis#: E57S105940
Sold for $107,250
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 image  1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 image  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $79,200
  2018 Mecum : Houston
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $106,700
  2018 Mecum : Houston
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for $75,000
  2018 GAA : Spring Sale
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Chassis#: E57S101437
Sold for $72,600
  2018 Mecum : Los Angeles
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Chassis#: 57S104246
Sold for $82,500
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/270 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S105958
Sold for $71,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S101861
Sold for $77,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/245 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S104002
Sold for $66,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 

No Sale

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
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  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$66,000  
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTEE57S1003982018 GpK Auctions Atlantic City$60,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$51,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2017 Mecum : Kansas City$65,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2017 Mecum : Chicago$62,500  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel-Injected 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $150,000$175,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $65,000$75,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel-Injected RoadsterE57S1022812017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $275,000$325,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake AirboxE57S1050732017 Mecum : Monterey$475,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Removable Hard top 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Airbox 2017 Mecum : Indianapolis$395,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2017 Mecum : Indianapolis$86,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod 2017 Mecum : Indianapolis$110,000  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleE57S1012512017 Mecum : Los Angeles$70,000  
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2017 GPK Auctions Atlantic City   
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283/245 Roadster 2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Hard Top 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$1,500  

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