I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for 1954 Corvettes.
Back when I was in high school in the 1970s, my industrial arts teacher had a 1954 Corvette, rough as it could be, on the carport at his home.
I never got up the nerve to look at that car up close and have regretted that decision many times, though I guess I was discouraged by the fact that he made it plain that he wasn’t interested in selling the Corvette. I don’t know what ever happened to it.
That’s why this 1954 Corvette, in remarkably similar condition to the one from my high school days, caught my eye as it’s being sold on eBay now.
It’s definitely in need of a complete restoration but in the right hands could become a beautiful swan of a Corvette.
The seller points out that it was a barn/garage find and based on some inspection where the trim and moldings were believes that it could be one of just 300 Pennant Blue cars made that year.
Regardless of the actual original color, though, this Corvette is still pretty rare as it is one of just 3,640 made in 1954.
The seller believes the engine and transmission are original, but many parts are missing from the car. The front fiberglass is badly damaged, and the dash does have some of the original gauges. But other than that, the seller admits, it needs everything.
The Corvette was bought as part of an estate auction so there is no title paperwork, just an application for duplicate title, death certificate, court order, and a bill of sale which will be transferred to the new owner.
If you happen to be in the San Bernardino, Calif., area, you are “more than welcome” to inspect the car by calling Brenda at 909-841-0290.
As of this morning, the bid had reached $9,450.
While this Corvette appears to need a lot of tender loving care, any 1954 model deserves to be preserved. Only a few hours remain in the auction. Will you be the one to save it?