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1953 Corvette - Serial #055 History Profile


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1953 Corvette - Serial #055 History Profile

Last Update as of 2015-05-05:
Vehicle Identification Number: E53F001055
Engine Stamping: NA
Casting Date: NA
Casting Number: NA
Current Owner: Whitehead, Neil
Current Location: Cheyenne, WY, USA
Current Mileage: 12,435 miles
Current Status: Restored
Notes:
  • 05-05-2015:  Odometer update and the following via email from Mr. Whitehead:  "I purchased this car in 1971. It was sitting in an alley in terrible shape. It sat for 2 years before I started the restoration. Many things were missing such as the engine, rag top. By 1956 the engine was removed and a Buick V-8 was installed. I was lucky enough to find a complete 1954 Corvette engine which is still in the car. The frame off restoration was completed in 1979 with many awards received. From research, I believe that I am the 11th owner of this car."
  • 09-13-2002:  Via email by Mr. Whitehead:  "Found #55 in an alley in 1971, This car was being set up for a 426 hemi for the drag strip. It was in terrible condition, no rag top but it did have the Plasticon hardtop. Restoration was complete in 1979 and won many 1st place awards. I have owned #55 since 1971. I finished the restoration in 1979. My wife and I traveled from coast to coast finding parts, We've won a number of 1st place awards while we actually drive the car. Approx. 10,000 miles have been put on the car since the restoration."

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