By 1956, the Corvette was well on its way to becoming a legend.
Chevy unveiled its first major body redesign of its fledgling two-seater sports car that year, and customers began to respond. In fact, sales soared from just 700 the year before to a “whopping” 3,467 in 1956.
The ’56 Corvette began to grow more sophisticated, if you can consider roll-up glass windows with power assist available, external door handles and locks, and trademark side coves that allowed what became an iconic two-tone paint combination to be more sophisticated.
Now, one of those 3,467 Corvettes from ’56 is available on eBay, where 16 bids have climbed to $25,100 – with the auction slated to close on Saturday.
The seller has already done some of the heavy lifting for a new owner, taking care of the body work, for example, and getting the car ready for a new paint job. The chassis has also been sandblasted and epoxy painted black, and new suspension parts have been added.
Sitting next to the car on a rack is what’s described as the “correct” engine – a 265/225 horsepower V8 with dual carburetors for the first time and hooked to a three-speed manual transmission.
“Most” of the parts overall are said to be there, and many other new parts are just waiting to be installed, including the windshield with new glass.
The interior has been completely stripped, so the car will need seats, carpet, instruments, etc. before hitting the road again.
What path would you take this vintage C1 down – full restoration or updated restomod?
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