We’re sad to hear of the passing of a fellow Corvette enthusiast, but we’re glad to report that he left his widow with two classics that will no doubt help her financially now that he’s gone.
The woman visited Shamrock Automotive, a garage in the Dearborn, Michigan area, to get their advice on the pair of Corvettes left behind by her husband, a 1970 four-speed convertible, and a 1954 that was built on May 26, 1954.
“She was shocked to hear of their worth,” the listing agent says, “and I promised to get them up and running for a new owner.”
They were able to sell the ’70 in a day after being refurbished by two Corvette experts. Now they have finished “quite a bit of work” on the ’54 to “make sure she’s turnkey,” and this classic C1 is currently up for sale on craigslist.org out of the Detroit area.
That work included a ton of new parts, including the convertible top, brakes all the way around, gas tank and fuel system from carb to tank, wheel cylinders, master cylinder, water pump, battery, points/condenser, accelerator pedal, a rebuild of all three carburetors, and to top it off, a full detail.
In all, they say the refurbishing cost $7,000, and we have to say this appears to be one very nice ’54, one of the 3,640 built that year. Just look at the photos of the immaculate undercarriage, and that red interior is gorgeous under the white paint.
The asking price of $89,000 seems fair to us, especially considering this is said to be an all-original Corvette with just 53,000 miles on the odometer that has now been refreshed by two professional Corvette mechanics.
Sounds like it’s ready to roll down the highway as soon as the new owner takes possession, though it’s a shame that winter is nearly here.