BY DREW SINGER as republished from GMAuthority
Dateline October 2015. There’s nothing like a barn find to get the mind wondering about the story behind it, but unfortunately this particular example might just bring a tear to the eye of C1 Corvette enthusiasts.
Here we have a 1954 Corvette C1 that was recently discovered and then sold in May 2015 by Cabin Fever Auctions in Douglassville, PA, where a buyer picked it up for a cool $52,000, according to Corvette Blogger.
The listing doesn’t tell us much about the vehicle, other than the fact it’s finished in Polo White and that it was parked in a barn in 1964, where it sat untouched for 51 years. It’s in a pretty dire state as a result, but hey, at least it’s not covered in crap.
The auction description also lists the car as having a “Scotts” aftermarket hardtop, which was sold separately for $1,000.
So, what else do we know about this C1? Well, its six-cylinder 235 cubic-inch (3.9L) Blue Flame engine looks complete, though we doubt it’s able to summon all 155 original horses in its current state.
Keen observers will also spot a performance upgrade: the multi-carb intake manifold with twin Rochester carburetors, topped off with chrome louvered air cleaners.
It’s sad to see such a sweet ol’ beauty so neglected and we can only hope the new owner does the right thing by getting her back on the road soon.
Photo montage from Corvetteblogger