1953 Corvette - Serial #064 History Profile
|Last Update as of 2012-03-08:|
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||NA, TX, USA
- 03-08-2012: Car is listed for auction through RM Auctions - RM's Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction, March 16-18, 2012, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. From the listing:
Offerings include a collection of 26 Corvettes from the esteemed Tony Parella Collection. The Corvettes represent every model year from 1953 through '69 plus rare examples from the 1970s, '80s and '90s.
"Tony's cars hold a lot of historical significance," said Donnie Gould, Auctions America's president. "His Corvettes we're offering are a part of a select group of collections that will cross our auction block, making the Fort Lauderdale event one not to be missed."
A telecommunications business executive, Parella has built several companies from the ground up. He is credited with pulling Shared Technologies Inc. out of bankruptcy and on to Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for four consecutive years.
The highlight of his collection is a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, the 64th Corvette built.
- 02-08-2003: Fully restored in California.
Previous Owner: Merrill Kelly
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