One of the highlights of my high school days was having a homeroom teacher who had a rough 1954 Corvette sitting in the carport of his modest ranch-style home.
No matter how much I begged, he wouldn’t sell it back then to a snotty-nosed teenager, and I’ve often wondered what ever happened over the past 44 years to that unrestored C1 that was like the Holy Grail to this avid Corvette lover from a young age.
Now, though, another 1954 Corvette with an interesting history has just gone up for sale at Crossflags Corvettes & Vintage Motorcars in Belvidere, New Jersey.
The seller reports that the car had been sleeping in a barn since 1974 waiting for him to find her.
The Corvette originally was a rare Pennant Blue over beige interior, but in 1960 the exterior was repainted to maroon.
Photos show that the car still retains its original motor, the Blue Flame Six with the original head and original tri-carbs.
This classic C1 is said to have an “excellent” frame, “very solid,” and still has the side curtains that were in the trunk.
The standard Powerglide transmission, however, was replaced in the early 1960s with a smooth-shifting 3-speed manual, the seller says.
It might be tempting for some folks to leave this one just as it is and be able to actually enjoy driving it, or for the discriminating ’54 owner, how about a total restoration, including back to the original Pennant Blue, or maybe a restomod?
What do you think?