Multiple 1953 Corvettes For Sale During the January 2018 Auctions


Multiple 1953 Corvettes For Sale During the January 2018 Auctions

In late June of 1953 the first production Corvette rolled off the end of an assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Over the next several months, 300 total Corvettes would leave that plant and enter automotive history. All were Polo White with red interiors and black convertible tops. All had a 150hp 235CI inline 6 cylinder motors and automatic transmissions.

Since 1953, first-year Corvettes have become widely sought by collectors and enthusiasts. Whenever one comes up for sale there’s no shortage of buyers looking to take one home. Sale prices for first-year Corvettes have been comfortably in the six-figure range for many years now.

1953 Corvette Blue Flame Six

With the annual January auction frenzy just weeks away it’s quite significant to note that a total of five 1953 Corvettes will be up for grabs next month.

Marshall Fancher of Vette-N-Vestments notes that a total of 53 1953 Corvettes have sold at auction over the last 15 years. That averages out to just over three sales per year. So seeing five sell in one month is pretty unprecedented. Mecum will offer three cars in Kissimmee while Barrett Jackson and RM Sotheby’s will offer one more each out in Scottsdale.

Here’s a quick look at each of the 1953 Corvettes crossing the auction block next month.

1953 Corvette Roadster VIN #91Lot S221 – Mecum Kissimmee
VIN #91: Formerly owned by NCRS Founder Sam Folz, multiple show winner; 59,400 original miles

1953 Corvette Roadster VIN #64Lot F111 – Mecum Kissimmee
VIN #64: Previously displayed at the National Corvette Museum, heater, and signal seeking radio

1953 Corvette Roadster VIN #147Lot F178 – Mecum Kissimmee
VIN #147: Bloomington Gold Certified, formerly owned by noted enthusiasts Chip Miller, Al Wiseman and Jack Kershlis

1953 Corvette Roadster VIN #30Lot 1353.3 – Barrett-Jackson
VIN #30: NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence award, restored

1953 Corvette Roadster VIN #184Lot 168 – RM Sotheby’s
VIN #184: Bloomington Gold Certified in 2017, 2 miles since restoration

With 5 prime examples available, we should have no doubts about where the market lies on 1953 Corvettes once the dust settles month. Keep it tuned here as we’ll be bringing you more January auction coverage in the coming weeks.


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