1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster / E54S0004485 Chassis Information

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 photograph

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Chevrolet Corvette C1
Roadster
Chassis #: E54S0004485
Sold for $269,500 at 2006 Worldwide Group Auction at Hilton Head Island.
The Chevrolet Corvette had been shown to the public for the first time at the 1953 GM Motorama held in January at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Six months later, the first production version would roll the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. The Harley Earl designed exterior featured a round body, mesh stone guards over the head lights and a toothy grille. The vehicle embodied many racing characteristics such as the use of fiberglass for the body which was both lightweight and rigid. The two-seater had a soft top and side curtains. in 1954, under the beautifully sculptured bonnet was a 235 cubic-inch engine that produced 150 horsepower. Matted to the engine was a Powerglide two-speed automatic gearbox, the only transmission offered in 1954. In the back were twin 'jet-pod' fenders with 'rocket-ship' tail lamps. They were complimented by the dual exhaust system.

Though the engine was adequate, it did not properly complement such as sporty body with the lightweight characteristics. This was something that General Motors would resolve in the years that followed. In comparison to its European counterparts, this was an excellent road going vehicle with superior handling, comfort, reliability, and safety.

The 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster finished in Polo White with white and red interior was offered for sale at the 2006 Worldwide Group Auction. There was interest in the vehicle and when the bidding had stopped the vehicle had a new owner for the price of 269,500. It is a well documented vehicle with a long history that includes appearances in many books, magazines, and TV shows. It has had a restoration since new and has kept its original mufflers, tailpipes, spark plugs, shocks, water pump, fuel pump, tires, radio, gauges, and more. It is believed to be the lowest mileage 1953-1955 Corvette in existence with the odometer reading just over 1,370 miles since new.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006

2006 Worldwide Group Auction at Hilton Head Island

Sale Price :
$269,500

2018 25
2017 18
2016 32
2015 19
2014 18
2013 18
2012 22
2011 20
2010 18
2009 22

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$77,044$137,50025
2017$73,213$92,04618
2016$85,300$220,00032
2015$89,340$242,00019
2014$79,255$110,00018
2013$71,731$112,00018
2012$72,809$176,00022
2011$65,066$104,50020
2010$58,606$93,50018
2009$67,434$138,60022

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1954 sales)
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for $50,600
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E54S004625
Sold for $65,450
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E54S003819
Sold for $47,300
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/155 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E54S001910
Sold for $66,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Chassis#: E54S003409
Sold for $121,000
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Auburn Auction
 
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E54S001973
Sold for $46,750
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: E54S003942
Sold for $44,000
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Chassis#: E54S003851
Sold for $67,100
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for $49,500
  2018 Mecum : Hershey
 
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E54S003259
Sold for $69,300
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E54S004387
Sold for $63,800
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for $74,800
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for $56,100
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for $82,500
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E54S003930
Sold for $115,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis#: 0080525F54YG
Sold for $74,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E54S001391
Sold for $63,800
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 235/150 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E54S002032
Sold for $77,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E54S002773
Sold for $70,400
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E54S004584
Sold for $95,700
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1E54S0036472018 Historics @ Brooklands Motor Museum $68,000$75,000
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$135,000$175,000$225,000
1954 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Carlisle Auction : Spring   
1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1E54S0036472018 Historics at Brooklands Ascot Racecourse $75,000$80,000
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CVTBLE 2018 McCormick's Auction # 64$56,000  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000  
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLEE54S0013342017 Premier Auction Group$29,750  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 Leake Auction : Dallas Fall$46,000  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$85,000  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2017 Mecum : Louisville$60,000  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2017 Mecum : Portland$60,000  
1954 Chevrolet CorvetteE54S0046252017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $55,000$65,000
1954 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2017 Leake Auction Dallas$42,000  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2017 Mecum : Houston$50,000  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleE54S0029002017 Mecum : Los Angeles$55,000  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Custom LS3 Roadster 2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1954 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 Silver Auction Arizona in January 2017$63,000  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$62,000  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette RoadsterE54S0037742016 Mecum : Anaheim$67,500  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Resto ModE54S0022432016 Mecum : Anaheim$100,000  
1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Blue FlameE54S0046222016 Coys : Mondial De L'Automobile Paris $55,000$70,000
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$65,000$80,000$90,000
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$35,000$55,000$65,000
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$50,000$60,000$80,000
1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Blue FlameE54S0034602016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic $80,000$120,000
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Mecum Portland   
1954 Chevrolet Corvette 2016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey $60,000$80,000
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$60,000  

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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: 106241
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 1240
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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