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VIN E53F001124
















   
Car Year: 1953
Car's approximate birthday: October 21, 1953
 
Owner: eBay Motors Seller mr42toad
City: Norfolk
State: Virginia
Country: United States
 
Purchase date: Undefined
Status: Current Owner
 
Nickname: E53F001124
State: Project Car
 
Exterior: Polo White (100.00%)
Interior: Red (100.00%)
Softtop: Black (100.00%)
Wheels: Red (100.00%)
 
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
 
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
[$]
  02934 Base Engine 235ci "Blue Flame" 150hp (150hp)   3,498.00
  101A Heater   91.40
  101B AM Radio   145.15
  Total   0.0000%
(1 Cars)
3,734.55
 
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
Other details: Added to Registry 04/09/2012
Mileage: Unknown
 
Car history:
1953 Corvette #124 project car - majority of the car is completely disassemblied.
Rolling chassis is intact but will require complete restoration.
(frame is solid - minimal rust and thats surface rust).

Body is tired - very tired - and will be the hard part of this restoration.
Will require LOTS of inch by inch TLC but is certainly restorable.
It iS a '53 fiberglass body despite the blue paint that can be seen on the car.

Many of the parts are NOS, restored or refurbished - but some are original used
taken right off the car.

They are:
Bumpers: Bumper brackets all; Rear bumper rechromed; Rear bumper inners
(2) NOS; Rear outer chrome trim left and right rechromed; Rear bumper
lowers (2) NOS; Rear bumper bullets (2) rechromed; Front license
bumperettes Left and right NOS; Front bumper bullets NOS; Front bumper
inners NOS; Front bumpers outers NOS; Front bumpers lower - NOS;
Front license bar NOS; Front license support brackets (2) - original

Exterior trim: Original Front grill bar and teeth fair condition; Original front grille
oval good condition; Original headlight bezels with screens and buckets
excellent condition; Original headlight buckets (2); Original headlight bulb
retainers (2); Gas lid door - original; Original front fender stainless Left and
right very good condition; Front fender gull wings left and right either NOS
or rechromed; Side "chevrolet" script NOS (2); Front emblem - NOS; Original
upper windshield channel good condition (needs to be rechromed); Original
windshield posts left and right excellent condition; Wiper arms NOS (2);
Wiper washer nozzles (2) original ; Original Wiper arm spacers; Door
stainless outer middle (1) NOS, 1 original in good condition; Upper door caps
(left and right) - rechromed; original upper door stainless left and right
restored; Side curtains dated 1954 (2) in good condition; Side curtain
retainers original (2) ; Deck lid stainless trim left and right; Rear license
plate bezel and plexiglass window believe after market but possible NOS;
Hubcaps (4) in excellent condition; Original exhaust tips; Rear exhaust
hangers left and right - NOS; Original side mirror; Front marker lights NOS
(2); ; rear tail lights (2) original; Original parking light bezels (2); Original
rear license plate bracket; Flipper moldings left and right rechromed; Original
license lens (2); Rear license desicant cover plate original; Parking light lens (2) - NOS

Interior: ALL gauges restored; Radio ( 53 corvette only ) restored; Radio
knobs NOS; Headlight knob NOS; Vent knob - NOS; Original dash knob
bezels; Shifter assembly NOS with knob and linkage; Original steering
wheel; Horn Ring NOS; Steering column wire loom cover - original; Hood
release cables/knobs NOS; Wiper cable/knob NOS; Original arm rests;
Accelerator pedal pivot/rod assembly NOS; Original interior rear view mirror;
Original dash vent ducts (2); Original washer pump (foot assembly bellows); ;
original heater box assembly; Seat cushions left upper and lower; Turn signal
lever NOS; Original door striker plates with shims (2); Convertible top frame;
Convertible top brackets (to body); Convertible top frame brackets (left and
right) - original; Soft top latches rear (2) original restored or NOS; Rear deck
lid convertible receiver - original; Soft top latches front left and right
rechromed bases, original latches; Carpet set new Al Knoch; Door panels
New Al Knoch; Kick panels new Al knoch; Seat covers new Al Knoch; Cowl
vent assembly original; Cowl vent handle assembly original; Dash pad
original; Dash vent bezels (2) 1 original 1 repro; Door hinges/pins possible
NOS; Door stops original (2); Door sill plates left and right - original; Lower
hinge cover plates left and right - original; Original door latches ; Door arm
rests left and right original; Door reinforcements left and right original;
Door pull bezels original (2) ; Pedal assembly with bracket original;
Accelerator pedal NOS; Accelerator rod and bracket original ; Convertible
deck lid latch original; Hood/deck lid hinge assemblies; Firewall sound
deadening reproduction; Seat separator molding left and right - original

Engine compartment: Engine correct cast number on block and head but it is
NOT known if it is actually the original engine - correct number's (VIN
professionally restamped some years back) ; Transmission original;
Engine/trannie spacer original; Drive shaft - original; Radiator original
dated; Transmission tail shaft original; Original water pump; Original water
pump back plate; Thermostat housings; Original motor mount brackets; Original
harmonic balancer; Original gas tank straps; Gas tank either early
reproduction or original; Original steering box spacer; Steering column
original; Steering column collar seal (to firewall) - original; Original horns;
Original surge tank with attachments in GM box (not sure if NOS); Original
distributor restored; Original washer bottle assembly w/ hoses and brackets -
NOS; Original fuel pump; Intake manifold with carburetors; Original upper and
lower spark plug shield; Original oil pan; Valve cover; professionally converted to
53 application. Intake/exhaust gasket set; Original starter (1107109 datd 3H17)
restored and tested; Front shock absorbers - NOS; Master cylinder (??); Oil
down draft tube 53 corvette only original; Hood pins left and right original;
Fan blade original; Hood latches left and right original.

Electrical/wiring/switches: fuse/flasher kit new reproduction; Bulb kit
reproduction; Spark plug wire kit reproduction; Rear lamp harness
reproduction; Headlight bucket extensions reproduction; Engine harness new
reproduction; Dash harness new reproduction; License plate lamp extension
new reproduction; Horn extension new reproduction; E-brake extension new
reproduction; Lights extensions (ground and power) new reproduction; Turn
signal extension new reproduction; Neutral safety switch extension new
reproduction; Coil wire new reproduction; Heater wire new reproduction;
Radio extension new reproduction; Original headlight switch ; new reproduction
headlight switch; Original fuse block/power terminals; Temp sender NOS;
Tach cable NOS; Door courtesy light switches NOS (2); Turn signal switch
NOS; Battery cables NOS; Brake light switch original; Heater/defroster
switch restored with bezel and nut.

Purchased in its current condition in 1975. many NOS and original parts added
over the years. the car and inventory are being offered as a complete package for
the next 7 days. IF the package does not sell we will then and only then consider
parting the car. at that time we will list items in seperate auctions and we will also
welcome any inquiry about the bare body or individual parts.

Two restored 53s recently sold at auction for $447,000.00 and $467,000.00. Our
buy it now price for serial number 124 and the parts inventory is well below half
these amounts. This is a perfect opportunity for the serious corvette collector to
restore a truely unique and rare car. winning bidder must pay in full within 5 days
of auctions end and car must be picked up in moyock north carolina within 10
days of auctions end. Interesting corvette and corvette parts inventories
considered as partial payment.

Please - keep your "constructive" comments to yourself if you have no intention of
bidding.
Questions not answered in the description please call tom at 757-575-8715.
thanks for looking.
Price: US $150,000.00
 
For Sale: No

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