1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Convertible Vehicle Profile

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Chevrolet Corvette C1
Convertible
Many consider the 1957 the best of the first generation Corvettes. It was a year of many firsts. Although launched in 1953, it was the upgraded 1956 model that clearly established that Chevrolet was indeed in the sports car business. Much sportier than the predecessor, the 1956 took on a sleeker look and included roll-up windows, and an optional hardtop that made the car a true four seasons cruiser. The V8 would also become the standard engine, with a choice of a 3-speed manual or the 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission as an option.

1957 would see several upgrades, including the all-new 283 cubic-inch engine. The option list would expand to include the 4-speed manual transmission and fuel injection, upping the horsepower to 283. It is believed that the fuel injected 283 was underrated by Chevrolet's advertising agency and would become known as being among the first mass-produced engines in history to reach one horsepower per cubic inch.

Zora Arkus-Duntov, who had raced in Europe, made sure that the 1957 Corvettes could be ordered race ready with a variety of special options. Although Zora was not a part of the original Corvette project, he made sure the Chevrolet improved the car's image and made sure that it would compete with the new V8 engine Thunderbird. He is credited with turning the Corvette from a decidedly 'lackluster' car into a 'credible performer.'

This Corvette was purchased in Monterey, California from Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson after the current owner ran into him after leaving the local Starbucks.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 13
2018 30
2017 28
2016 25
2015 27
2014 23
2013 32
2012 34
2011 28
2010 28

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$107,038$330,00013
2018$102,594$522,50030
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

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
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
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $66,000
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $77,000
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $52,800
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $74,800
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $88,000
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $77,000
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $93,500
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $68,750
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $69,300
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 'Fuel-Injected' 283/283
Chassis#: E57S106189
Sold for $159,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/245 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E57S101909
Sold for $90,200
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 'Fuel-Injected'
Chassis#: VE57S103453
Sold for $137,500
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injected Roadster
Chassis#: E57S103654
Sold for $106,400
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
 

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 Corvette C1E57S1007742019 Artcurial : Retroobile $50,000$70,000
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  
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

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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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