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1953 Corvette - Serial #112 History Profile


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1953 Corvette - Serial #112 History Profile

Last Update as of 2009-10-13:
Vehicle Identification Number: E53F001112
Engine Stamping: LAY507604
Casting Date: NA
Casting Number: 3701481
Current Owner: ProTeam Classic Corvettes
Current Location: Napolean, OH, USA
Current Mileage: 0 miles
Current Status: For Sale
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10-13-09:  From the listing on ProTeam's web site:

138Z..1953 Corvette Convertible, VIN #112, Blue Flame Six, powerglide, numbers match. Polo White paint with Sportsman Red interior and Black soft top. Body-off restored in excellent condition. Very straight nice body and excellent rust-free frame. Optioned with Powerglide, Wonderbar radio, e-brake warning light, windshield washers, courtesy lights, heater, hubcaps, and 6.70x15" wide white tires. Most all factory correct type components including the spare, jack tools, trunk mat, trunk liner, side windows, side window bag, rebound straps, spiral shocks, washer system, shifter, shielding, air cleaners, generator, side draft carbs, and hood pop-ups. Documented with owner history, 1953 registry, in Noland Adams books, and photos from 1977. Listed in the National 1953-55 Corvette Registry. St. Joe county, Indiana car since late 1960's and prior to that from California. Very rare first year Corvette (one of 300 produced and one of an estimated 125 to 140 that have survived). Looks, runs, and drives excellent. $299,000.00.


January 24-26, 2008:  Up for auction at the Mecum-Kissimmee, FL Auction. From the listing:

Of the approximately 125-140 cars thought to still exist, this is serial number E53F001112, making it number 112 in the production run. The carís extensive documentation, including owner history and 1953 registry, show that it was originally delivered to California, and subsequently relocated to St. Joe County, Indiana in the late sixties.

A complete body-off restoration has returned the car to premier original condition. The excellent rust-free frame has been fully renewed using all correct components, including the spare, jack tools, trunk mat, trunk liner, side windows, side window bag, rebound straps, spiral shocks, washer system, shifter, shielding, air cleaners, generator, side draft carbs, and hood pop-ups. The Polo White finish is superbly done, as are the Sportsman Red interior, side curtains and black fabric top.

The famous Blue Flame straight-six was originally outfitted with an aggressive camshaft and three side-draft carburetors to produce 150 horsepower. It has also been completely renewed and wears a chromed valve cover, overflow tank and shielding. The powerplant pulls smoothly and dependably through its Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission. This car also carries the only two options listed for the 1953 Corvette, both of which were installed on every car and could not be deleted: a Wunderbar signal-seeking AM radio and a heater.

This car has been returned very carefully to as-new condition rather than over-restored. The result is a pristine and, just as important, faithfully correct example of the first edition of Americaís Sports Car.


October 5-7, 2007:  Up for auction at the Mecum-St. Charles High Performance Auction. From the listing:

VIN #112, Blue Flame Six, powerglide, numbers match. Polo White paint with Sportsman Red interior and Black soft top. Body-off restored in excellent condition. Very straight nice body and excellent rust-free frame. Optioned with powerglide, Wonderbar radio, e-brake warning light, windshield washers, courtesy lights, heater, hubcaps, and 6.70x15" wide white tires. Most all factory correct type components including the spare, jack tools, trunk mat, trunk liner, side windows, side window bag, rebound straps, spiral shocks, washer system, shifter, shielding, air cleaners, generator, side draft carbs, and hood pop-ups. Documented with owner history, 1953 registry and photos from 1977. St. Joe county, Indiana car since late 1960's and prior to that from California. Very rare first year Corvette (one of 300 produced and one of an estimated 125 to 140 that have survived).

Previous Owner:  Forrest N. McDaniel, Jr.

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