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1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster / E53F001003 Vehicle Information

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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When the owner of this Corvette chassis purchased it on eBay in 2012, his intent was to restore it to its original glory. Being the oldest production Corvette, as verified by the original serial number of E53F001003, he knew he was in possession of a truly significant piece of Corvette history.

In order to prove that this chassis was indeed E53F001003, the decision was made to call on the expertise of Kevin Mackay to restore the car with half of the body, thus revealing the all-important two stampings located on the frame. These stampings would otherwise be hidden if the fully body was left intact. The first stamping is located on the frame behind the driver's seat, while the second is underneath the driver's seat.

Taking things a step further, the car was restored to be fully functional and drivable. This allows both an educational and historical view of the earliest Corvette. Chevrolet built just 300 Corvettes in the inaugural year in a temporary facility located in Flint, Michigan. All 300 are equipped with the Blue Flame 6-cylidner engine that produces 150 horsepower, backed by a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission.

All 1953 Corvettes were produced in Polo White with a Sportsman Red interior and a black top. There were just two options offered; the AM radio and heater. It is believed that all 300 were built with these options.


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1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for USD$121,000
  2021 Mecum : Glendale
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E53F001105
Sold for USD$176,000
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for USD$269,500
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E53F001254
Sold for USD$275,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E53F001105
Sold for USD$220,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for USD$148,500
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E53F001290
Sold for USD$220,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E53F001245
Sold for USD$184,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E53F001147
Sold for USD$217,250
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E53F001184
Sold for USD$250,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Chassis#: E53F001201
Sold for USD$250,000
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E53F001030
Sold for USD$319,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for USD$253,000
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for USD$269,500
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Replica Roadster
Sold for USD$25,000
  2017 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for USD$220,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for USD$231,000
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers: Texas Classic Auction
 
1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E53F001200
Sold for USD$275,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Chassis#: E53F001228
Sold for USD$135,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for USD$181,500
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 

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 Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$200,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Resto Mod 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$55,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$212,500  
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 Replica 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$40,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Replica 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$36,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Mecum Indianapolis   
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale$165,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$140,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$200,000  
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Replica Convertible 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee   
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 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

1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1

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