1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Fully Restored, One Owner 32 years, 946 miles, Beautiful Condition

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I love this color combination, it's very era specific and looks great. This overall condition is somewhere between a Concours car and driver quality. It will turn heads at almost any event, but can just as well be driven and enjoyed!


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Free To Bid. Inspection reports available. See full photos, videos and more. Auction Dates: Oct 28th through Nov 7th

Interesting Fact: Harley Earl, as head of GM’s Styling Section, was an avid fan of sporting cars. He recognized that GIs returning after serving overseas in the years following World War II were bringing home MGs, Jaguars, Alfa Romeos. Earl convinced GM that they needed to build an all-American two-seat sports car, and with his Special Projects crew began working on the new car in late 1951. In 1952, the Corvette (C1) was born. Reviews were mixed and sales fell far short of expectations through the car’s early years. The program was nearly canceled, but Chevrolet would ultimately stay the course.

We are excited to offer this older fully restored 1957 Corvette featuring dual quads that has been part of a 146 car private collection for the last 32 years. Originally a California car, the current owner purchased this Corvette in Madison, WI in 1988. At the time of purchase, the restoration had already been performed with only 500 miles on the odometer. Since then, the car has been driven a short 400 miles, with a total of 946 miles on the odometer today. This is a numbers matching vehicle in one of the most iconic colors and configured perfectly with dual quads and four-speed manual transmission.

Mechanically this Corvette is in outstanding condition. Feel free to ask us for the full inspection report, but in short, this Corvette drives and performs as it should. The motor pulls strong and the four-speed transmission shifts with confidence. This has the iconic 283 CID V8 with the rare 270hp option featuring two four-barrel carburetor. The car currently has two AFB Carter carbs installed, but the original carburetors (in box) are included as well. The car also has a full stainless steel exhaust system and the braking system has recently been replaced. It’s also worth noting that the stainless exhaust was custom built to the same thickness as the factory exhaust, thus preserving the factory sound (not the customary tinny stainless sound).

The body of this Corvette is excellent. Being fully restored, there are no issues with rust on the chassis or fiberglass cracking. We did notice the paint to have some very slight signs of fine spiderweb cracking here and there, as well as some small scratches around the rim of the hood. That said, the iconic Roman Red contrasted with Cameo Ivory is overall in excellent condition and presents very well, even when up close. It’s a retro color combination we really like.

The interior really impressed us with it’s condition. The seats and carpeting are free of stains or rips, and all interior body panels fit as they should, with hardly any sign of wear on the touch points.

Our inspection report noted a few smaller issues, including the instrument lights, radio, antenna, and windshield wipers not functioning. We have ordered the part needed for the wipers and expect them to be repaired. Lastly, we suspect a very small leak in the bottom portion of the radiator. Though the leak is very slow and the car does not struggle in the Phoenix heat. Lastly, the right valve cover does have the original 270 decal still in tact.

1957 Chevrolet Corvette

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November 7, 2020

$51,000 Bid placed by byhisello

November 7, 2020

$50,000 Bid placed by J.B.

November 6, 2020

$44,800 Bid placed by tonym

November 4, 2020

$40,000 Bid placed by J.B.

November 4, 2020

$28,800 Bid placed by tonym

October 30, 2020

$10,000 Bid placed by autolover

1957 Chevrolet Corvette
1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Reserve price Not met!

VIN E57S104153
BODY STYLE Convertible
FUEL Gasoline
INT COLOR Red Leather
EXT COLOR Orange/Red
Location Arizona
VIEWS 1590
BIDS 6 | Top Bid byhisello

Chevy Corvette

Interesting Fact: The Chevy Corvette has been in production for over 60 years and eight design generations have been created. Executives decided on the name “Corvette” by comparing it to the small maneuverable warship. This vehicle is also widely known as “America’s Sports Car” and is one of the most popular vehicles in history. This…
Interesting Fact: The Chevy Corvette has been in production for over 60 years and eight design generations have been created. Executives decided on the name “Corvette” by comparing it to the small maneuverable warship. This vehicle is also widely known as “America’s Sports Car” and is one of the most popular vehicles in history. This vehicle has always been offered in either a 2-door coupé or convertible. Over the years, different engines have been used ranging from 5.7-liter LT1 V8’s to 6.2-litre LT5 supercharged V8’s. Today, the standard Chevy Corvette uses a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 that gives the car 495 horsepower and a 0 to 60 acceleration of just 2.8 seconds. Notable variants of the base Chevy Corvette have been produced over the years, such as the Stingray and Z06. In the early 1970s, GM president Ed Cole was convinced to provide three NASA astronauts with new Corvettes, and this led to a long-standing unofficial tie between the companies. The Chevy Corvette is still one of the highest-performing vehicles in production and is a dream car for many!


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