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1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Convertible Roadster

Model Year History Overview:

The First All-American Sports Car

The first Chevrolet Corvette began life in 1953.  Corvette was America’s first and only successful fiberglass sports car.  It was the brain-child of the famed GM designer Harley Earl.  Corvette almost died in 1955 due to disappointing sales.  The Thunderbird out-sold Corvette 3 to 1 during the 1955-57 periods.  Corvette was fully redesigned in 1956 and continued basically unchanged through 1962.
During this period the original six-cylinder engine gave way to the 265 cid V-8 which evolved first into the 283 cid followed by the 327 cid.  1963 saw the revolutionary Sting Ray, a complete revision of Chevrolet’s sport car.
The 1953 and ’54 Corvette had a short length (only 14 feet) and easy steering to simplify maneuvering in traffic and parking.  It’s very low center of gravity, outrigger type rear springs, and broad wheel treads stabilized the car and allowed fast cornering.
This car has every option available in 1954 and was restored from ground-up in the 1980s.

It has all matching numbers:
Serial (Engine) #E54S004297 Suffix # F54YG-23
235 cubic inch, Block # 0646522
Head #3836241
Carter Carburetors #2066SA
Distributor #1112314
Starter # 1108035
Generator #1102793

It received 97 points (out of 100) at the Bloomington Gold.
Total 1954 Corvette Production; 3,640 (1953 production was only 315)
Vehicle Millage: 54,430 original miles (Less than 1,000 miles since restoration)

Original Base MSRP: $3,523.00

Stock Number C 154

1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Convertible Roadster

VIN Number:  E54S004297
Assembly Plant:     St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Exterior Color:  Polo White/ Hardtop-Sportsman Red
Convertible Top:     Tan Canvas
Interior Trim:  Sportsman Red Vinyl
Engine:    235 CID – Chevrolet “Blue Flame” OHV Inline 6-Cylinder
Triple Side Draft Carter Carburetors w/manual choke
150 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke: 3.56”X 3.94”

Transmission:    2-Speed Powerglide w/Floor Shifter


  • Delco “Wonderbar” AM Signal Seek Radio
  • Heater & Defroster
  • Removable Plexiglas Side Window & Ventipane Assembly (Original)
  • Removable Hardtop
  • Dual Exhaust
  • 3.55:1 Differential Ratio
  • 6.70X15 Wide Whitewall Tires

Wheelbase:  102.0 inches
Overall Length:  167.0 inches
Height: 48.5
Weight:  2,705 LBS

Stock Number: C 154

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