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The 1953-55 Era (4 in stock)
The following Corvettes are all from the years 1953 to 1955. ProTeam Classic Corvette Sales has the world famous collection of classic Corvettes. Complete description with photos and prices are located here on line. Money Back Guarantee. Delivery, finance, and insurance are available here on line. Review our condition codes before making any purchase. Have a specific question or request - proteam@proteamcorvette.com

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Pioneers of Speed - The NASCAR Units:
1111B.. 1953 Corvette NASCAR Unit VIN # E53F001211 “THE EARLIEST KNOWN CORVETTE RACE CAR” This Daytona Beach “NASCAR Unit” was created by Chevrolet Engineering for NASCAR stock car racing, and was probably a dual branding effort between Chevrolet’s Ed Cole and NASCAR’s Bill France. This effort was part of Ed Cole’s push to save the Corvette from extinction (700 sales in 1955) and Chevrolet’s first effort in creating a brand image of speed and performance lasting through seven generations of Corvettes. This Daytona Beach NASCAR 1953 Corvette Convertible, VIN # E53F001211, is one of two, a 1953 and a 1955, that were built/rebuilt by Chevrolet Engineering to be equipped with dual four high output 1956 engines, 3 speed close ratio transmissions, heavy duty rear end assemblies, plastic tonneau covers, small racing windshields and relocated gauges per Mauri Rose. Work was done by Chevrolet Experimental Shop and Garage, subject title: “REBUILDING OF NASCAR CORVETTES FOR STOCK CAR RACING”, dated November 3, 1955. This project was under the direction of Ed Cole and the conversion was under the supervision of 3-time Indy 500 Winner, Mauri Rose. Delivered to Smokey Yunick, Daytona Beach, Florida in early February 1956 in time for promotional NASCAR photos with Bill France Jr. and Joe Hawkins and the subsequent February 12 -26, 1956 Annual Winter Daytona Beach Classics which included the 7th Annual International Safety and Speed Trials and Stock Car Races (race number 27). Prior to rebuild by Chevrolet Engineering, this 1953 VIN #211 was raced by NASCAR’s legendary Thomas Brothers (Herb & Don), Junior Johnson, Jimmy Massey, Ralph Liguori, Johnny Dodson, and Gwyn Staley at the Bowman Gray Stadium, Martinsville Speedway and Raleigh Speedway in 1955 (race number 62). After the February 1956 Daytona Beach races, this car returned to the grit and grime of the legendary North Carolina NASCAR race tracks, primarily Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem, where it was driven by Pee Wee Jones, Bobby Myers, Gwyn Staley, Junior Johnson and Jimmy Massey with race numbers 3 & 27. In 1958, Mr. Leslie Gray Tuttle purchased #211 from NASCAR and received the GM - MSO and became the first titled owner of #211, and over fifty years later, Mr. Tuttle provided conclusive evidence that helped identify #211 as the original NASCAR Daytona Beach and Carolina Racer. Documented with the Chevrolet Engineering department build orders, newspaper articles and vintage photos from private collections, Chevrolet and the NASCAR archives! This is the earliest known Corvette to run NASCAR’s sanctioned events...and the earliest known Corvette to ever race thus “A Pioneer of Speed”...and a fascinating chapter of Corvette and NASCAR history! Show Awards and Invitationals: Class Award at the 36th Annual Concours d'Elegance of America in July 2014 • Bloomington Gold Great Hall Special Display in June 2014 • First Place Class Award and the Bill Rudd Honorary Trophy at the 36th Annual Ault Park Concours d'Elegance in June 2014 • 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on March 9th, 2014 • "Competition Corvette" display at the Corvette Nationals Show in November 2012. Interesting Links: Click here to read about the Chevrolet Engineering Cars that helped save the Corvette • More information is wanted about the Chevrolet/NASCAR SCODA Corvettes that raced in 1955 and 1956 at Daytona Beach and NASCAR tracks in the Carolinas • Chevrolet's answer to the Ford Thunderbird at the 1956 Daytona Speed Week in this 15-minute documentary on YouTube. Credits: Noland Adams, Dave Bartush, David Burroughs, Chevrolet Archives, The Daytona Beach NASCAR Archives, Bill Gould/Auto Ancestry, Historic Speedway Group, John Hutchins, Tim Jones, Richard Miller, Chocolate Myers, Dick Whittington, Laverne Zachary. Special Thank-you... must be given to Loren Lundberg, for without his help the true identity of VIN #211 may have been lost forever and Gray Tuttle of Clinton, NC, who bought VIN. #211 from NASCAR in 1958 and was extremely helpful in identifying the "bones" and offering conclusive evidence that this was his old Corvette race car. Keywords: Corvette, first, earliest, oldest, NASCAR, SCODA, Daytona, Speed Week, Chevrolet Engineering, one of 300, Bowman Gray Stadium, Martinsville Speedway, Raleigh Speedway. Key Phases: The untold story, rebuilding of NASCAR Corvettes for stock car racing, stock car racing program as requested by management. Key Players: Bill France, Paul Whiteman, Mauri Rose, Smokey Yunick, Hubert Westmoreland, Alvin Hawkins, Joe Hawkins, Chevrolet, NASCAR. Key Drivers: Johnny Dodson, Pee Wee Jones, Junior Johnson, Ralph Liguori, Jimmy Massey, Bobby Myers, Gleyn Staley, Don Thomas, Herb Thomas. Sidebar: 1953 was the first year production of the Corvette with only 300 produced. Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com
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1953/2003 50th Anniversary Collection with Matching VIN #39 - "Lucky 39's"
PRC.10.. 1953 Corvette Convertible, VIN #39, 50th Anniversary Collection, Blue Flame Six, powerglide, numbers match. Polo White paint with Sportsman Red interior and Black soft top. Body-off restored in absolute Concours show condition. This car was restored for shows like Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, and Meadow Brook. NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington certified in June 2009. This is one of the best Concours 1953's in the world! This is jewelry!!!... and this is the 39th production Corvette from General Motors. Optioned with powerglide, Wonderbar radio, e-brake warning light, aluminized exhaust, windshield washers,courtesy lights, heater, hubcaps, and 6.70x15" wide white tires. Most all factory correct type components including the spare, trunk mat, trunk liner, side windows, side window bag, rebound straps, washer system, shifter, shielding, air cleaners, generator, side draft carbs, #066 head, hood pop-ups, owners manual, sales brochure, and T-3 headlights. Documented with owner history and restoration receipts. This lot number includes the matching 2003 50th anniversary convertible (mule) VIN #39 (Stk. #PRC.45) and the 1953 Corvette pedal car VIN #39 which was licensed officially by GM. This 1953 & 2003 50th anniversary collection is distinguished and rare and all share the same VIN #39. For more information on this 50th Anniversary collection click here. From the Al Wiseman collection and previously from the Scripps Institute. Listed in the National 1953-55 Corvette Registry. Adding a 1953 to your collection will place you on the fast track to the upper echelon in the Corvette world, affording you the opportunity to join a select group with a truly limited membership. Looks, runs, and drives excellent. CC:1 $350,000.00 email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Year End Sale $325,000.00
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PRC.11..1953 Corvette Convertible, #268 of 300 produced, Blue Flame Six, powerglide, numbers matching car with 45,766 actual miles. Polo White paint with Sportsman Red interior and Black soft top. Body off restored in excellent condition. NCRS certified in 2008 at regional, NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington certified in June 2009, and also AACA Junior and Senior award at Hershey. Also was featured in Cars and Parts Magazine, and autographed by Zora Duntov. Optioned with Wonderbar radio, e-brake warning light, windshield washers, courtesy lights, heater, hubcaps, and 6.70x15" wide white tires. Most all factory correct components including the spare, jack, jack tools, washer system, shifter, shielding, air cleaners, generator, #066 head, LAY block, side draft carbs, side windows, and side window bag. Documented with the NCRS, Bloomington, and AACA awards, Cars and Parts feature magazine, restoration photos, history of this car, and photos of Zora Duntov signing the car. Listed in the National 1953-55 Corvette Registry. Adding a 1953 to your collection will place you on the fast track to the upper echelon in the Corvette world, affording you the opportunity to join a select group with a truly limited membership. Looks, runs, and drives excellent. CC:1 $275,000.00 email: terry@proteamcorvette.com SOLD
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138Z..1953 Corvette Convertible, VIN #112, Blue Flame Six, powerglide, numbers match. Polo White paint with Sportsman Red interior and Black soft top. Body-off restored in excellent condition. Very straight nice body and excellent rust-free frame. Optioned with powerglide, Wonderbar radio, e-brake warning light, windshield washers, courtesy lights, heater, hubcaps, and 6.70x15" wide white tires. Most all factory correct type components including the spare, jack tools, trunk mat, trunk liner, side windows, side window bag, rebound straps, spiral shocks, washer system, shifter, shielding, air cleaners, generator, side draft carbs, and hood pop-ups. Documented with owner history, 1953 registry in Noland Adams books, and photos from 1977. Listed in the National 1953-55 Corvette Registry. St. Joe county, Indiana car since late 1960's and prior to that from California. Very rare first year Corvette (one of 300 produced and one of an estimated 125 to 140 that have survived). Adding a 1953 to your collection will place you on the fast track to the upper echelon in the Corvette world, affording you the opportunity to join a select group with a truly limited membership. Looks, runs, and drives excellent. $260,000.00 Year End Sale $215,000.00
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1026F..1954 Corvette Convertible, Blue Flame Six with powerglide transmission. Numbers matching original motor with 1,455 actual miles since new. This is the lowest mile C1 known to exist! Polo White paint with Sportsman Red interior and Beige soft top. Body-off restored by William Kuhn and car is in show condition. NCRS Top Flight award August 2014. Now the real story... This car was the first prize award of the Long Gray Line/Tom Duggan Show/TV Guide/Whoozits Contest on March 21st, 1955 where Robert E. Schroeder received a Western Union telegraph to appear on the Chicago area Tom Duggan show (KCOP-Channel 13) to receive the keys by Ed Pacdur-editor TV Guide. Mr. Schroeder owned this car until purchased by Tom West of ProTeam Corvette who then sold this car to a collector in Western, PA. Mr. Schroeder only drove this car 1,368 miles as it was very uncomfortable as he was 6 foot 7 inches tall. Tom West described the storage garage as "falling down around the car." The car was painted red per dealer invoice for the contest but appeared to be an Earl Schreib-type paint job. Originally the car was built as Polo White per forensic inspection prior to restoration. The personalities involved with this car's history would make good reading in book form as one person was run-out of Chicago and one was rumored to be arrested via the RICO act. Optioned with powerglide, Wonderbar radio, e-brake warning light, aluminized exhaust, windshield washers, courtesy lights, heater, hubcaps, and 6.70x15" wide white tires. Most all factory correct type components including the spare, jack, jack tools, trunk mat, trunk liner, side windows, side window bag, rebound straps, spiral shocks, washer system, shifter, shielding, air cleaners, generator, distributor, hoses, hose clamps, hood alignment blocks, window glass, valve cover, hood pop-ups, side draft carbs, #241 head, expansion tank, guide Y-50 mirror, owners manual, and sales brochure. Documented with pre-restoration photos, restoration photos/receipts, Merit Chevrolet dealer invoice, warranty pamphlet, mileage affidavit from original owner, all warning and instruction tags and operating instructions, original telegram, 3-page itemized authenticity letter from the restorer, complete owner history, Merit Chevrolet name plate, original 1957 license plate and four large 3-ring binders. Reading through all the documentation and history is not for the faint of heart as Chicago and Western Pennsylvania are plain notorious. You will not like my price but you will love this car and its story and history, If you are the winning bidder, you will have bragging rights to The Lowest Mile C1 in the World and maybe someone will pay you one million dollars for the book/movie rights!:-> Invited to the 36th Annual Ault Park Concours d'Elegance in June 2014. Looks, runs, and drives excellent. Click Here to read ProTeam's description on March 1st, 1991 after initial purchase. CC:1 email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Year End Sale $150,000.00
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