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1953 Corvette

The first time the public saw Harley J. Earl's "Dream Car", the Corvette, was in January 1953 at the Motorama display at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. On June 30, 1953 the Corvette went into full production (each car was built by hand) at the GM facility in Flint, Michigan, where 300 Corvettes were built that year. All 1953 Corvettes were white with a red interior, all had Powerglide automatic transmissions mated to 150 HP, six cylinder engines with three carburetors and dual exhaust. This is the rarest Corvette. Of the 300 built, 255 are accounted for today. Due to a shortage of wheel covers, the first 25 cars were delivered with the standard Chevrolet "baby moon" passenger car wheel cover. All of the 1953 production were convertibles with black canvas tops.


Wheelbase: 102" Track: 57" Front / 58.8" Rear Height: 51.5" Over Windshield
Length: 167.3" Width: 69.8" Curb Weight: 2,886 lbs.
Tire Size: 6.70x15" Fuel Tank: 18 gal. Plant: Flint, MI
Serial Numbers: E53001001 through E53F001300


Corvette Options in 1953
 Code 
Description
Quantity
MSRP
2934
Base Corvette Convertible
300
$3,498.00
101A
Heater
300
91.40
101B
AM Radio
300
145.15


Colors Available in 1953

Exterior

Quantity

Soft Top

Wheels

Interior

Polo White 300 Black Red Red