1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE (C1) 'FUELIE' CONVERTIBLE

KEY FACTS

  • A sought-after classic convertible, with an attractive two-tone finish and a few subtle modifications.
  • It is equipped with an aftermarket fuel-injected 350ci (5.7-litre) V8, coupled with a smooth automatic transmission.
  • It has been resprayed, re-upholstered and now presents in excellent condition throughout.

EQUIPMENT AND OPTIONS

  • Resprayed Venetian Red paintwork with cream inlays and ‘fuel injection’ badging, and red leather upholstery.
  • Alongside its uprated engine, this example comes fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, disc brakes, and an aftermarket stereo. A contemporary set of instrument dials is fitted across the dashboard.
  • The hard top is also included, and is believed to be original to the car.

CONDITION

  • The vendor notes that the front section of the nose has been replaced, though the bodywork presents with no other evidence of any damage.
  • Its red and cream paintwork is in excellent overall condition, though with a few light stone chips to the front end.
  • Some light discolouration is visible around the badging on the white side panels.
  • Inside, its red leather upholstery is in great shape, with no perceptible wear.
  • The cream-painted dashboard, central dials and three-spoke steering wheel are all free of any damage.
  • No electrical faults have been detected.
  • The vehicle has recently undergone an oil change.

SUMMARY

This Chevrolet Corvette (C1) is a stunning classic roadster. An original ‘Fuelie’, its engine has since been swapped for a later fuel-injected V8, while the body has been resprayed with the classic two-tone finish. Ideal for top-down cruising on warm summer days, it would make a fun addition to any collection with its light ‘resto-mod’ appearance.

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Car Overview

  • 56,538 miles
  • automatic
  • LHD
  • Venetian Red
  • Red
  • 350cui
  • VINE57S102934


Lot Overview

  • Lot #04078
  • private Sale
  • Catlett, VA, USA

Seller

  • hansbrough

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