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1953 Corvette - Serial #014 History Profile

1953 Corvette - Serial #014 History Profile

Last Update as of 2002-07-15:
Vehicle Identification Number: E53F001014
Engine Stamping: LAY341013
Casting Date: C213
Casting Number: 3701481
Current Owner: Corvette Mike
Current Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Current Mileage: 0 miles
Current Status: For Sale

White with Red, car #14, rumored to be the first Corvette to be released to the Public for Sale, all restored, As of 7-15-02, it was up for auction on EBAY by Corvette Mike. The auction states: "The car listed for this sale is vin number E53F 001014 which makes it the 14th 1953 Corvette built. Corvettes 1 and 2 are presumed to be destroyed. 3-13 were given to high level General Motors corporate executives like the Dupont's, and or used for styling, testing and the Motorama. It was delivered new to General Donald Yates in Washington DC. There is a newspaper clipping stating this is the first new Corvette delivered with a photo in front of the Chevrolet dealership. There is also other assorted write ups over the years about the car. Also included is the NCRS Top FLight award it received from the early 1980's just after its restoration. Note the early style hub caps with the spinners perpendicular to the emblem." It is for sale at $89,000 - current bid is $57,500. [ Gallery ]

11/12/02:  Another past owner: Jim Stanford of Sarasota, FL.
Engine: LAY341013
The hub caps with the perpendicular wheel spinners were on the car when delivered to the customer at the dealership based upon a photograph.

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