For 1954, Corvette production moved to a newly
renovated facility in St. Louis Missouri where 10,000 Corvettes were expected to be built
every year. Actual production began in December of 1953. Production for 1954 was 3,640
units. Nearly one third remained unsold in December of 1954. Mid year production saw a
camshaft change that increased horsepower to 155 in the 235ci six cylinder engine, all
Corvettes produced retained the Powerglide automatic transmission. Three new colors,
Pennant Blue, Sportsman Red, and Black were added along with the standard Polo White. A
beige interior was also offered.