With just 300 Corvettes kicking off a long and proud history of America’s Sports Car in 1953, and with less than 200 of them believed to be still around today, it’s a rare and joyous occasion when one of them becomes available for sale.
Burnyzz American Classic Horsepower out of Ocala, Fla., currently is offering No. 89 for sale at the price of $225,000.
Of course, all 1953s were Polo White with red interior and black cloth top, and this one is no exception. It also likewise has the 235 inline six cylinder engine with triple carburetors sitting on an aluminum intake, sending out a whopping 150 horsepower.
The 1953 comes with a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, and isn’t it ironic that the vast majority of the C7s made today are still automatics, though much more sophisticated eight-speed computerized versions.
Probably some of our readers may remember seeing the ’53 in person when it first came out, and we wonder if they were awestruck by its classic styling by Harley Earl, with the low body, wrap around windshield glass, the metal screens protecting the headlights, and the chrome trim down the sides and delicate chrome bumpers.
No. 89 has the only two options available in 1953, a heater and AM signal seeking radio.
The ad doesn’t offer any history on the car, but we would guess that there aren’t too many ’53s around that are still mysteries. We’d love to know more about who has owned this one.
“This is a rare opportunity to put a true American classic in your garage. Call or stop by today and enjoy the pride in owning the genesis of America’s only true sports car!!!” the ad says for Byrnyzz.
Congratulations to the lucky person who becomes one of the few people ever to own and drive their own ’53 Corvette!
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