1955 Chevrolet Corvette Rare, One of Only 700 V8 Corvettes, Gypsy Red, Red & White Int, 265 Auto

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For Sale Used 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Rare, One of Only 700 V8 Corvettes, Gypsy Red, Red & White Int, 265 Auto | American Dream Machines Des Moines IA 50309
Rare, One of Only 700 V8 Corvettes, Gypsy Red, Red & White Int, 265 Auto
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Gypsy Red
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1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309515-245-9100

Very rare 1955 Corvette roadster.  There were only 700 Corvettes produced in 1955 and it was the first year of the V8 engine which makes this  Gypsy Red roadster very desirable. This is number 312 of the Corvettes built in 1955 and it is a rare find for any classic collection. This classic piece of automotive art is one of only 180 Corvette roadsters painted in Gypsy Red with creamy white/beige interior and white convertible top. Under the hood is very original and correct with a 1955 date code correct, rebuilt 265 cubic inch engine with 1955 date code correct cylinder heads and a Powerglide automatic transmission. We believe this to be the original engine for the car because of the date codes and there were no matching vin numbers in 1955. The engine compartment is very correct with a 4 barrel carburetor, Chevrolet script valve covers, correct braided plug wires and ignition shielding and vented air cleaner.  The interior is very nice with the nostalgic red and white dash, with Corvette Wonderbar radio and correct  red and white steering wheel, light beige seat covers and door panels and red carpet. This rare gem is rolling on correct steel wheels, spinner caps and wide whites for the Iconic Corvette curb appeal.   


  • One of only 700 Corvettes built in 1955, Number 312
  • One of only 180 Gypsy Red roadsters for that year
  • Very nice chrome and stainless and screened in headlights
  • White convertible top with window side covers 
  • Steel wheels, spinner caps and wide white tires


  • Red and white interior 
  • Two tone red and white dash 
  • Very nice instrumentation 
  • Corvette Wonderbar radio and steering wheel 
  • Light beige seat covers and door panels
  • Red carpet


  • 1955 date correct, correct rebuilt 265 ci V8 engine
  • 1955 date code correct cylinder heads
  • 4 barrel carburetor
  • Powerglide automatic transmission
  • Correct graded plug wires and ignition shielding 
  • Chevrolet scrip valve covers and vented air cleaner


  • Very original, solid and intact

American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing!
Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.

1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309

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