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1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1

The 1954 Corvettes were built at a newly renovated facility located in St. Lous Missouri. That year, GM had high hopes for its new sports-car flag ship vehicle. They expected 10,000 Corvettes to be built and sold. However, only 3,640 vehicles were made but only about 600 of them were sold. Chevrolet was finally able to unload the rest of them in 1955 although it proved to be very difficult.

The 235 cubic inch six-cylinder was modified during the middle of 1954. A camshaft change increased horsepower to 155. Also, three new exterior colors were offered: Pennant Blue, Sportsman Red, and Black. A beige interior was introduced. 4 black, 100 red, 300 blue, and 3,230 white vehicles were produced.

The base price of the 1954 corvette was $2,774.00, over $500 less than then the 1953 model.


by Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006

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1954 Vehicle Profiles

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E54S0004485

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 ....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Engine Num: 0273609F54YG

This 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell for $110,000-$125,000. The car is equipped with a 235.5 cubic-inch overhead valve, inline six-cylinder engine ....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

This automobile is number 2,577 of 3,640 produced. The engine is a 'Blue Flame' 235 cubic-inch, 150 horsepower, six-cylinder and the transmission is a two-speed Automatic Powerglide. The bodywork is of fiberglass construction.....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

This is a classic 'Barn Car.' It was purchased out of a Wisconsin barn from the daughter of the original owner in 1986. An original six cylinder truck engine, Chevrolet added a modified cam and three carburetors to squeeze 155 horse power from thei....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E54S003004

This 1954 Chevrolet Corvette was offered for sale at the 2007 Sports and Classic Car Auction presented by The Worldwide Group, in Hilton Head Island, SC where it was estimated to sell for $75,000 - $100,000. ....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E54003065

This 1954 Chevrolet Corvette has never been shown at any major events. It is finished in the classic combination of Polo White with a Sportsman Red interior. It is equipped with the original factory radio, and original 251 cubic-inch overhead valve....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Just 3,640 Corvettes were delivered in 1954 and every Corvette was delivered with the optional Heater, Turn Signals, AM radio, whitewall tires, Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission, parking brake with alarm, courtesy lights and a windshield wash....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E54S001010
Engine Num: 3835911-0057980F54YG

This 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster was the 10th example of 3640 produced in 1954, two owners since new, and has been driven only 13,461 miles. It is very original and in excellent condition. A fresh coat of paint has been given to the car at som....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

This car was originally sold to an employee of General Motors' Styling Department, and was twice used as a design project. Two shop orders were assigned to this car: S.O. #2536, dated April 4, 1955, and S.O. #10029, dated February 11th of 1956. The....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E54S002448

Finished in its original color of Sportsman Red, this 1954 Chevrolet Corvette has its original Blue Flame Six cylinder engine and the Powerglide transmission. It has such model-correct components as the #241 head, three side-draft Carter carburetors....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

All of the 1954 Chevrolet Corvette's were powered by a 235.5 cubic-inch six-cylinder engines mated to Powerglide automatic transmissions. Pricing began at $3,254 which included a Wonderbar radio. During the first year, there were 3,640 examples pro....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E54S002316

The Corvettes were built by small groups of technicians, rather than on an assembly line. The fiberglass bodies were virtually handmade and did not carry Fisher Body Style numbers like all the other GM models. Minor changes were made for 1954 inclu....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

This Chevrolet Corvette is an older restoration that continues to be well-maintained. Most significantly, it is a 100-percent correct, matching numbers automobile.....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: E54S002425

This 1954 Corvette Roadster painted in Sportsman Red wears a distinctive 'Bubble Top,' a rare and unique aftermarket accessory. There were just 25 examples of the Corvette with the 'Bubble Top' produced in 1954, original priced at $350, or nearly 10 ....[continue reading]

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 vehicle information

Roadster

This 1954 Chevrolet Corvette was a three-owner survivor when found by GM. It's number 3,147 of 3,640 produced and has its original Blue Flame 6-cylinder engine and the Powerglide transmission. The same inline six that powered all Chevys featured a hi....[continue reading]

Roadster
Chassis #: E54S0004485 
Roadster
 
Roadster
 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: E54S003004 
Roadster
Chassis #: E54003065 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: E54S001010 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: E54S002448 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: E54S002316 
Roadster
 
Roadster
Chassis #: E54S002425 
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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1954 Corvette C1
$3,525-$18,050
1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Base Price : $3,525

Other 1954 Chevrolet Models
$1,700 - $2,300

Corvette C1

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
300
102.00 in.
6 cyl., 235.50 CID., 150.00hp
$3,500 - $3,500
3,640
102.00 in.
6 cyl., 235.50 CID., 150.00hp
$3,525 - $3,525
102.00 in.
8 cyl.
700
102.00 in.
6 cyl., 235.50 CID., 155.00hp
8 cyl., 265.00 CID., 195.00hp
$2,800 - $3,000
3,467
102.00 in.
8 cyl., 265.00 CID., 210.00hp
8 cyl., 265.00 CID., 225.00hp
8 cyl., 265.00 CID., 240.00hp
$3,118 - $3,118
6,339
102.00 in.
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 220.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 245.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 250.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 270.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 283.00hp
$3,460 - $3,460
9,168
102.00 in.
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 230.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 245.00hp
8 cyl., 348.00 CID., 250.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 270.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 290.00hp
$3,630 - $3,630
9,670
102.00 in.
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 230.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 245.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 250.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 270.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 290.00hp
$3,875 - $3,875
10,261
102.00 in.
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 230.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 250.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 270.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 275.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 315.00hp
$3,900 - $3,900
102.00 in.
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 230.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 245.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 270.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 275.00hp
8 cyl., 283.00 CID., 315.00hp
102.00 in.
8 cyl., 327.00 CID., 250.00hp
8 cyl., 327.00 CID., 300.00hp
8 cyl., 327.00 CID., 340.00hp
8 cyl., 327.00 CID., 360.00hp
$4,000 - $4,000

Industry Production

#1#2#3Chevrolet
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)1,462,140
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)1,142,460
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)1,505,910
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)1,567,117
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)1,704,667
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)1,143,561
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)1,346,475
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)818,142
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)1,229,986
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)1,498,590
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)1,010,013

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