Art on four wheels,this 1954 CORVETTE ROADSTER comes with a desirable color combination of BLACK with RED Interior. With 74,000 actual miles verified by title. FRAME OFF restored with no miles. True California Black Plate car. When the C1 first came out it was called the FIRST ALL-AMERICAN SPORTS CAR and the EXPERIMENTAL DREAM CAR for FUN LOVING PEOPLE. This is the design that started it all for Corvette lovers.
EXTERIOR This incredible Corvette has been off of the road for over 50 years, The restoration process was started 20 years ago with a low mileage beautiful 1954 roadster body and has had no miles since. The car looks pristine. This is the rarest color combination offered in 1954, Jet black with sportsman red interior black canvas soft top. If this car was an original black car, it would be one of four from the factory. There are no color codes on a 1954 Corvette, so we can not prove it is. If we could, we would mark the car up 100k. This gorgeous car was sanded to perfection, deep into the gelcoat and fiber glass to get the body smooth enough to sport a new jet black mirror finish paint job, New bumpers, New grill, New headlight covers and New side trim pieces were added and look amazing.
INTERIOR The cockpit is impeccable with the best colors. The Sportsman red interior is gorgeous and looks as nice as in the pictures. The seats were done professionally and have no wear. The red crowned white instrument panel is stunning. The gauges are clean, crisp and are a work of art. The carpet is new, the steering wheel is beautifully painted. The trunk was also restored and has the correct tool in the travel bag. Spare and jack in the trunk.
MECHANICS Under the hood is a correct Blue Flame 150 high compression 6 cylinder valve-in head engine with three rebuilt side draft carburetors, shielded ignition and dual exhaust system. The engine and the 2 speed powerglide transmission were rebuilt by the previous owner and have no miles since the restoration, the engine and transmission were represented to us as correct for the car. From what we could determine, the engine has a date code early 1955 and could be a replacement block for the experimental car or could have been used very late in the year. The transmission with the correct side mounted shifter and the rear end appear to be correct and original to the car with Hotchkiss drive 355 to one gear ratio.
UNDERCARRIAGE The undercarriage is just as nice as the the car with a spotless correct X frame, with the correct rebuilt hydraulic 11" self energizing brake system. Four leaf springs and direct double action shock absorbers. The car is rolling on correct steel wheels, wide whites and brand new expensive correct hubcaps. This is a rare find and we feel fortunate to have this beautiful Corvette that inspired the first All American Sports Car.
At American Dream Machines we normally have over 100 cars in stock. Our #1 Goal is to make our customers happy with the cars we sell. This is not an easy goal to achieve when selling 40, 50 and 60 year old cars. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our staff and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any classic cars they are considering buying. American Dream Machines is located in the center of the Heartland in Des Moines Iowa. Our staff has Midwest values and they will make every effort possible to represent our customers best interests and accurately describe the cars we sell. All older cars have older parts. If they had all new parts, they would be new cars.
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American Dream Machines is located in a 41000 square foot historical Packard Dealership and is one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We specialize in American Muscle cars with integrity. None of our cars are consigned. All of our cars prices are always listed on our website to show the values of the cars we have for sale. We usually have at around 100 cars in stock at all times. Please call (515)-245-9100 and we will be happy to tell you about our cars.