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1953 Corvette - Serial #187 History Profile


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1953 Corvette - Serial #187 History Profile

Last Update as of 2006-11-23:
Vehicle Identification Number: E53F001187
Engine Stamping: NA
Casting Date: NA
Casting Number: NA
Current Owner: Cole, Russell
Current Location: Deerfield, IL, USA
Current Mileage: 69,000 miles
Current Status: Restored
Notes: 01/21/2004:  Owner information listed on page 7 of the NCRS publication, "The Corvette Restorer, vol. 30, number 3, Winter 2004." Owner was listed as Wayne Hartye of Pompton Lakes, NJ.

10-05-06:  Via e-mail: "Wayne Hartye lives in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. He has owned #187 for over 20 years. He was pretty much "broken up" after letting it go. It was like losing a child to him. I purchased it through Corvette Mike in Anaheim. I traded my '57 Corvette for this car. Wayne Hartye had the car restored in the late 90's in conjunction with advice through GM on the paint ect. It is one of the only triple crown winners to exist. I have the judging sheets from one of the 2003 NCRS shows."

"Car scored a 96%. The car has won the Duntov award I believe in 2000. The car is restored to the highest standard. The car has original battery and spark plugs. This car has many things other '53s don't have. I have contacted Ron Whittaker, NCRS judge for '53's to come out and inspect the car. More on that as it transpires."

11-23-06:  Via e-mail from Russell Cole:  "Attended the Chevy Vette Fest here in Chicago and won a gold spinner. That makes 12 major Golds for this car in 5 years which now includes a Triple Crown and Duntov".

Previous Owner:  Frank O. Enright

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