Description

Transmission: 4 gears, Manual gearbox
Empty weight: 1.276 kg
Carrying capacity: 424 kg
GVW: 1.700 kg
Interior colour: beige
Number of seats: 2
Emission class: Euro 0
Registration number: AR-88-80

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The decision finally came in 1953: a new Chevrolet sports car was going to be introduced, the Corvette. Myron Scott, assistant director of the public relations department at General Motors, was tasked with designing it. The name Corvette had already been chosen, borrowed from a small agile warship of that era. While the Corvette is considered a substantial car for us over in Europe, it is considered a compact and highly maneuverable two-seater in America. The Corvette represents "freedom and adventure."

The Corvette you see here was built in 1956 in St. Louis and first registered on July 1 of that year. Thus, this Corvette belongs to the first series of C1s, with single headlights. The body of this C1 is neat and presented in one of the most beloved of all color combinations: red with white. The paintwork is in excellent condition. The chrome details gleam, as befits a 1950s American car. The ensemble is completed by chrome wire wheels with tires featuring subtle whitewalls. This C1 represents the epitome of the fifties.

The fifties styling is carried through into the interior with a lot of red paintwork, chrome, and beige leather. The dashboard recalls the style of jukeboxes from that era but is at the same time relatively straightforward in design. The speedometer placed in the center in front of the driver is accompanied by a considerable number of centrally positioned gauges. All of them are very tidy and functioning properly. As for the upholstery, it's crafted in beautiful beige leather. It carries a very subtle patina without any damages, which is just the way we like it. It complements the overall condition of the car perfectly.

The mechanics are also in excellent condition, featuring the 265 cubic inch V8, equivalent to 4.3 liters in European measurements. With a power output of well over 200 horsepower, the Corvette remains a highly spirited car capable of delivering very appealing performance. The mechanics have been well-maintained, allowing the eight-cylinder engine to run beautifully and release power to the asphalt through a four-speed manual gearbox and the rear wheels.

A well-maintained Corvette C1 for many highly enjoyable and far from subtle rides. The car comes with an instruction manual, power output report, and relevant invoices.

Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom

Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Make
Chevrolet
Model name
Corvette
Manufacturer code
C1
First registration date
07/1956
Year of manufacture
1956
Mileage (read)
11,054 mls
Chassis number
Not provided
Engine number
Not provided
Gearbox number
Not provided
Matching numbers
Not provided
Number of owners
2

Technical details

Body style
Convertible
Power (kW/hp)
121/165 (Factory: 154/210)
Cubic capacity (ccm)
5735 (Factory: 4343)
Cylinders
8
Doors
2
Steering
Left (LHD)
Gearbox
Manual
Gears
4
Transmission
Rear
Front brakes
Not provided
Rear brakes
Not provided
Fuel type
Petrol

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Red
Manufacturer color name
-
Interior color
Beige
Interior material
Leather

Optional equipment

oldtimerLicensePlate

Condition, registration & documentation

Has Report
Historical license plate
Registered
Ready to drive

Location

Logo of Gallery Aaldering

Gallery Aaldering

Nick Aaldering

Arnhemsestraat 47

6971 AP Brummen

🇳🇱 Netherlands

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