Family-Owned 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Barn Find Is a No-Reserve, Original Wonder
By Aurel Niculescu on July 20, 2021
"America's sports car" was born in 1953 to live out a very fruitful life across more than six decades and eight design iterations. But for one particular family, time stopped back in 1954 once this particular white-on-red Corvette left the Chevrolet dealership. Now it seems it's the right moment for the clock to get ticking again, while the continued sequence of existence might freeze for somebody else.
Only after the current auction by eBay user arminhott87 runs its due course, of course. And it's an interesting journey, to say the least. If we are to believe the seller's description, anyone who ends up buying this example has probably hit the motherload. We advise caution, as always, but we have to say the perspective is quite enticing.
This is because we are dealing with a no reserve auction for a 1954 Chevy Corvette dressed up in beautiful white attire and sporting the traditionally crimson interior. More so, it's said to have been kept in the same family for its entire life, and the owners were a father and his daughter. The story continues by also labeling this numbers-matching car as a barn find, as the ‘Vette was sitting idle since way back in 1987.
It has been awakened from its 34 years of slumber, but it does require a nice restoration. The project isn't going to be unwieldy, as the description continues with claims that as far as the cockpit is concerned there's isn't a lot of work to be done. Then it's an entire "original this, original that" eulogy covering bits and pieces such as the side windows, convertible top, dash, gauges, door panels, chrome, trim, radio, engine, and transmission. Among others.
Even better, the motor has been started and "sounds very healthy." So, with just 17 hours left on the auction clock at the time of writing, it's no wonder interest has been rocketing for this 1954 Corvette. Besides, it's a no reserve sale, so even the current highest bid of $44,100 could seal the deal in the end.