The Chevrolet Corvette first appeared in 1953 as a unique American entry into the sports car market dominated by European makes. Although not a muscle car by definition, the Corvette used muscle car powertrains and has represented American performance for almost fifty years.
The Sting Rays were the automotive success story of the year. Chevrolet had to add a second shift to its St. Louis, Missouri assembly plant to keep up with demand, and dealers reported owners waiting months for their cars to be built. By the end of the model year, Corvette production would surpass the 20,000-unit milestone.
After a year’s absence, the Stingray name reappeared on the front fenders. Front and rear disc brakes, headlight washers, center console, wheel trim rings, carpeting, and all-vinyl upholstery were now standard. This was the first time the coupe outsold the convertible, and would continue to do so in all subsequent years.
Fitted to this car; a NUMBERS MATCHING 350/300 HP V-8 Turbo Fire engine. The transmission is the factory optional three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter. The exterior is Silverstone Silver with a Black vinyl interior. Factory options include Tilt, Telescopic, Pwr. Steering, Pwr. Brakes and Air Conditioning (A/C is Cold). Thousands of dollars have been invested includind a complete rebuild on the under carriage. Full set of receipts for parts and repairs from 1993 to 2004. A Solid example of a great American Classic Muscle Car.
The attached manufacturers plate reads as follows;
- Trim # STD
- Paint # G-G
- VIN # 194675S109603