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1953 Corvette - Serial #091 History Profile

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1953 Corvette - Serial #091 History Profile

Last Update as of 2017-10-03:
Vehicle Identification Number: E53F001091
Engine Stamping: NA
Casting Date: NA
Casting Number: NA
Current Owner: Mecum Auto Auctions
Current Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Current Mileage: 59,396 miles
Current Status: For Sale

02-08-2003:  A previous owner was Samuel Folz, an NCRS founder. Mr. Folz once reported that his '53 Corvette had taken first place in Class and Show at the Corvette Corral Concours at Elkhart Lake in 1963 and first among six cylinder Corvettes at the Fourth Central Meet of the Vintage Corvette Club of America at Flint in 1967. Listed on "The 1953 Corvette Honor Roll", a 1969 "Corvette News" survey (Samuel Folz). Info on the original Owner: "In the late summer of 1953, the owner of a vendor company supplying parts to Chevrolet asked his friend and General Manager of Chevrolet, Thomas Keating, if it would be possible to purchase one of Chevy's cute Corvettes as a Christmas gift for his wife. Keating made arrangements to release a Corvette to a small dealer in Schollcraft, Michigan, near the vendor's home. That in itself created a furor among larger dealers who were begging for a Corvette. Remember, 1953 saw the production of only 300 Corvettes. 300 didn't divid every nicely into 7000 dealers." (Corvette - Blue Flame - The Sensuous American, Volume 1. Number 2. 1976. Publisher and President - Michael B. Antonick)

  • No. 91 of 300 produced in 1953
  • Sold new at C.W. Krum and Son in Schoolcraft, Michigan
  • Featured on the cover of The Corvette Restorer Magazine Volume 10, No. 1 Summer 1983
  • Restoration completed in 1997
  • Less than 50 miles since completion
  • Award of Excellence at Concours d'Elegance Dayton, Ohio
  • Copy of original invoice

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