1953 Chevrolet Corvette
I love the Barrett-Jackson Auction. I watch it all the time.
I was at that sale!
is that a '56 stude grille?
my dad had one of these and it was the first car i ever road in. every body thought it was a very kool car. he work for the post office and could afford it. this sould be a very nice car when u get it done.
This car sold for $80,000!
Whoa man...wish I could find something like that.
so let me get this straight.....someone just abandoned this baby near a riverbank and it sat there for years...right? and now its been recovered and restored and sold....wow! thats an incredible story...I have only one Q'n....what kind of person would abandon a car like this...and why?? would love to know the whole story.
Can't make out the Vin, what number out the 300 made is it?
I love your site the vett is unreal but my fave is the belly tanker I cant wait to see it done
odly enoguh, i liked the finsihed product....
I wonder how much would this car be worth in mint condition
Why in the world would somone leave a 53' vette to rot down by the river???
Damn fiberglass cars...they never rust!
Thank God you guys saved her....what a great find....nice going guys!
Talking about a RARE custom car. I think it's really neat that it was restored to the way it was in '58. I'm not if it would have been impossible to bring it back to "stock", but I'm glad part of the car's history was saved. what a neat ride.
sailingadventure, I saw the Corvette on the website that you listed and the finished car looks real sweet. Thanks for sharing it with us.
all I can say is...WOW....nice work guys...!!!
Thank you, our website shows the rescue of some old cars most people would not have attempted to repair. Our website is; www.mccainautomotive.com Thanks oldride!
Hi sailingadventure, please feel free to add the url or web site to the pictures, I am sure many people including myself would love to see the restoration pictures and the finished car!
The car had been customized in 1958 by a previous owner after it had been wrecked. At that time, these cars weren`t worth much, so it was fortunate that it wasn`t scrapped. Pictures of the restoration are on our website, but I don`t want to compete with the great guys at this website so I won`t include it in this comment.
does that front clip look right...? how much did it sell for...?