The year 1954 was the Corvette's first full year of production in a new and modern assembly plant located in St. Louis, Missouri. Differing little from the first 300 hand built cars that rolled out of Flint, MI, the 1954 models didn't fair as well as GM had hoped. Production plans called for as many as 10,000 1954 models to be produced, but slow sales meant that just over 3,600 left the factory for 1954. Now 65 plus years later, that makes these early model Corvettes rare and quite valuable. The 54' you see here has been lovingly restored with an eye towards originality. The paint finish is excellent, along with the chrome trim. Wheels and tires are in great shape, and the overall look is absolutely gorgeous. Inside the sportsman red interior is as it left the factory, and is equipped with the only two optional extras in 1954, the AM radio and heater. The convertible top is new, and the clip in side windows are still with the car in the trunk. Under the hood sits the original 235.5CI inline "Blue Flame" six cylinder engine making 155hp. Power is sent rearward through a two speed automatic transmission, the only available transmission choice for 1954. Braking is manual drum at all four corners, and suspension is provided by coil spring in the front and leaf spring in the rear. Dual exhaust gives this inline six a very powerful exhaust note, and sounds wonderful with the top down. This beauty drives very nice, and gets waves and horn honks everywhere it goes. It is sure to only appreciate in the coming years, as Corvettes will never fall behind with collectors. If you are in the market for a beautiful classic American sports car, look no further. Stop in today or email Brian@Burnyzz.com and take this piece of history home!
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