Specs

Engine b
Engine
265 V8
Trans b
Transmission
3 Speed Automatic
Gauge b
Mileage
515
Paint b
Exterior
Polo White
Interior b
Interior
Red
Key b
VIN
VE55S001104

Highlights

  • Headed to Bringatrailer.com
  • Twotime NCRS Top Flight Award winner for scoring 98.5 points out of 100 points at a regional event
  • Professional nut and bolt no expense spared restoration completed in 2017 by Michael Capozzio of Classic Corvette Restorations of Chardon, Ohio
  • Original 265/195 HP OHV V8 engine with correct stampings
  • Original side curtain windows, hubcaps and dashboard knobs restored by Steve Newsom
  • Convertible top made from original patterns by Adam Parker using original materials on original top frame
  • Original Wonderbar radio restored by D&M Restoration

Description

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Description:

This 1955 Corvette, a two-time NCRS Top Flight award winner, is oh-so-close to perfect, having scored 98.5 out of a possible 100 points at a regional event. Its recent no-expense-spared restoration, completed in 2017 by Michael Capozzio at Classic Corvette Restorations in Chardon, Ohio, was done with a mix of restored original and correct reproduction parts. The frame has the correct factory stencil markings and VIN stamp, and the brakes are restored originals. The spiral shocks are correct reproductions, as are the rebound straps for the live-axle rear suspension.

The 1955 model year marked the first time a V-8 was offered in the Corvette, and the 265/195 HP small-block in this car is its original engine. A correct reproduction chrome air filter housing sparkles in the engine bay. Beneath it, the Carter carburetor and intake manifold are restored originals. So, too, are the Delco Remy ignition coil and ignition shielding. Restored original exhaust manifolds attach to a correct reproduction Gardner exhaust system, which ends with restored original tailpipes (designed by Zora Arkus-Duntov himself with baffles to direct the exhaust downward). During the car's restoration, the body was found to be intact, with no patch panels or other evidence of it being hit.

The Corvette is painted in the popular Polo White. Adam Parker made the new convertible top using original materials on the car's original top frame. Steve Newsom restored the original side curtains, along with the hubcaps and the dashboard knobs. The Sportsman Red interior is made with new Al Knoch door panels, dash pad, carpets and seat upholstery, which was fastened over the original seat frames. The original gauges were restored, as was the Wonderbar radio and windshield wiper motor. Even the jack and lug wrench have been restored.

Key Facts:

Two-time NCRS Top Flight Award winner for scoring 98.5 points out of 100 points at a regional event
No. 104 of only 700 Corvette Roadsters produced in 1955
The first year for the V-8 Corvette
Professional nut and bolt no expense spared restoration completed in 2017 by Michael Capozzio of Classic Corvette Restorations of Chardon, Ohio
Correct factory production stencil, markings and VIN stamp on frame
Un-hit body with no patch panels
Original 265/195 HP OHV V-8 engine with correct stampings
2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission
Independent front suspension with coil springs
Live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs
Restored original 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes
Restored original Carter WCFB2218S carburetor with tag
Restored original intake manifold with proper stamping and date codes
Restored original Delco Remy 086 ignition coil
Restored original ignition shielding
Restored original and ceramic-coated exhaust manifolds
Correct reproduction Gardner exhaust components
Correct reproduction air filter and chrome air filter housing
Correct fan shroud, radiator and hoses
Restored original Eaton vented gas cap
Restored original AC547 7# radiator cap
Restored original tombstone exhaust riser
Correct reproduction spiral shocks
Correct rear suspension rebound straps
Polo White with Sportsman Red interior
Original side curtain windows, hubcaps and dashboard knobs restored by Steve Newsom
Convertible top made from original patterns by Adam Parker using original materials on original top frame
Restored original Duntov-designed tailpipes complete with baffles for downward exhaust discharge
New and correct Al Knoch interior including door panels, dash pad, carpets and seat covers, (seat frames are original)
12 volt electrical system
Restored original gauges
Heater
Parking brake alarm
Original Wonderbar radio restored by D&M Restoration
Original rear view mirror
Restored original windshield wiper motor
Re-chromed grille
Courtesy lights
Functional original non-DOT headlights
Period correct Firestone bias ply tires
Restored original jack and lug wrench

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