1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee

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1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee

There will be plenty of stars out for Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida during the week of January 16 – 24, 2015. One of the featured star attractions of special interest to Corvette fans is the earliest production V8 Corvette with a documented original frame, 1955 Corvette VIN 002.

The Polo white roadster with a red interior is the second production 1955 Corvette and, according to the C1 Registry, is the oldest surviving V8-engined Corvette in existence. The Registry also indicates that its approximate production date was January, 4, 1955, making it a true sexagenarian.

This unique fiberglass artifact has the 195 horsepower, 265 cu. in. V8, a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, a heater, directional signals, a Wonderbar signal-seeking radio, windshield washers, and a beige soft top. Of the 700 Corvettes produced for the 1955 model year, a stunning 693 had the V8 engine.

Among the awards garnered by #002 are a NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold Certification, and a selection to the Bloomington Gold Special Collection. It has undergone a body-off restoration.

Corvette #002 was previously owned by noted Corvette collector Bob McDorman and sold at McDorman’s auction in November of 2010 for $143,000 including the buyer’s commission.

The Vette will cross the block on Saturday, January 24, 2015 as Lot S194 ready to add its esteemed presence to a new owner’s stable. For auction and TV broadcast details, please check Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction website. Happy hunting!

1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee 1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee 1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee
1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee 1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee 1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee
1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee 1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee 1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee
1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee 1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee 1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee


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