You wouldn’t know it by looking at the exterior of this 1957 Corvette, but it’s actually a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
The classic C1 has undergone many performance upgrades since refurbishing began in the early 1990s with a repaint in red, with accenting white coves.
Other changes include a 383 V8 engine that’s hooked to a four-speed manual transmission and Positraction rear end, KYB front and rear shocks, front and rear sway bars, rear Traction Master bars, roller bearings fitted in the front hubs, dual-circuit brake master cylinder, electric power steering, rebuilt steering box with a shortened steering column, electric windshield wipers, halogen headlights, and LED tail, brake, and parking lights.
That 383 includes dual carburetors and factory-style valve covers, along with aluminum cylinder heads, solid-lifter camshaft, alternator, electric fuel pump, aluminum radiator, electric and engine-driven fans, dual-point distributor, high-torque starter, and 2.5-inch exhaust system.
Inside, you’ll find very nice red vinyl bucket seats with matching dash, door panels, and carpets, along with a RetroSound stereo with Bluetooth, a Kicker subwoofer and amplifier, and sound insulation to make sure you are able to hear those golden oldies.
The car also comes with a white hardtop (that has some paint blemishes, a misaligned window, and a missing headliner) and a black soft top (with new Al Knoch Interiors fabric included).
While the total mileage is a mystery, the car is showing 19,000 miles on the odometer – which we’d presume has been compiled since the early ‘90s restoration. The current Arizona owner has added 6,000 of those miles and now has the car up for sale on Bring a Trailer.
With the auction running through Nov. 29, the high bid has reached $51,000.