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1953 Corvette No. 198 to be Featured at Mecum's Dallas Sale


A 1953 Corvette that became just the second first-year model to earn Bloomington Gold SURVIVOR status will be on the auction block at the Mecum Auction in Dallas set for Sept. 16-19.

This Corvette, the 198th ever made, comes from the Dean Klein Collection. No other details were available, but the SURVIVOR ranking means that the car passed stringent requirements at Bloomington, including remaining at least 50 percent unrestored or altered in any way.

Corvettes on eBay: Auction for 1953 Corvette VIN 071 Ended Early


With just 300 of the first-year Corvettes produced back in 1953, it’s always a big deal in these modern times when one goes up for sale.

We have written about a couple of 1953 Corvettes seeking new owners in the past few months, and there was recently a listing was added on eBay for a first year Corvette with the VIN sequence number of #071.

Unfortunately, in the time that we saw the ad for the 1953 Corvette on Friday to this morning when we are ready to publish our article, the auction was ended early.

1953 Corvette VIN 220 to be Offered Saturday at Worldwide's 2015 Houston Classic Auction

Only 300 Corvettes were built in their first year of production in 1953.

That’s why it’s always exciting to see any example of this ground-breaking Chevrolet sports car go on the block.

Number 220 has just been restored by 1953 Corvette restoration expert Brett Henderson of Pendleton, Ind., and it’s now being offered for sale at Worldwide Auctioneer’s Houston Classic auction which takes place on Saturday, April 25th.

Mecum Las Vegas Auction Offers 1953 Corvette Roadster at No Reserve

1953 Corvettes are very rare beasts and it isn’t very often that one is offered at auction without a significant reserve being asked. Mecum will offer Corvette fans that opportunity at their Rogers Classic Car Museum auction on Saturday, February 28, 2015 when a 1953 Corvette roadster will cross the block with no reserve—that’s right, the car is guaranteed to go home with the highest bidder on the floor.

1953 Corvette VIN 274 Heading to RM Auction at Amelia Island

It’s always exciting to see a 1953 Corvette up for sale.

The latest of the first 300 Corvettes ever made will be up for sale at RM Auctions in Amelia Island, Fla., on March 14.

Only 26 more 1953 models were made after this one, which is the 274th Corvette ever made. Considering more than 1.5 million Corvettes have been made since then, it’s awe-inspiring to think about the historic importance of this particular car.

But No. 274 has much more going for it than just being a 1953 model.

Our friends at ProTeam Corvette will be in spotlight this Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale. That’s when a very special Corvette race car with ties to NASCAR will be offered for sale during the “Salon Select 5000 collection”.

We’ve written about ProTeam’s 1953 NASCAR Corvette before which started out as VIN 211 of the first 300 Corvettes built. The first-year Corvette was repurposed as a race car through an internal Chevrolet Shop Order and originally saw action for the 1956 Flying Mile competition on Daytona Beach before entering competition in NASCAR’s International Series for sports cars.

CorvetteBlogger contributor Rick Tavel from Corvetted.com worked with ProTeam Corvette to help write their 50-page flipbook highlighting the research and history of the 1953 NASCAR Corvette and we are fortunate to be able to share some of the important history of this Corvette prior to its auction at Barrett-Jackson.

Russo and Steele to Auction a 1953 Corvette with VIN 149 at Monterey

It’s always exciting when a first-year Corvette is up for sale.

This Saturday, Aug. 16 between approximately 8:18 and 8:38 p.m. at Russo and Steele’s 14th Annual Monterey California Auction, Number 149 out of the initial run of 300 1953 Corvettes will be offered without reserve. The highest bidder will take this classic Corvette home!

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