The Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette, is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. The car has been produced through seven generations. The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a corvette. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette is currently manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky .A Corvette has been used as the Indianapolis 500 pace car 12 times.
This generation was often referred to as the "solid-axle" models. 300 hand-built polo white Corvette convertibles were produced for the 1953 model year. in the 1954 model year vehicles could be ordered in Pennant Blue, Sportsman Red and Black, or Polo White. 3,640 were built, and sold slowly.
Only 4 Black cars were known to be produced in 1954. We are uncertain how to determine is this was one of them, but in any event Black is the rarest color seen on '54 Corvettes.
This is a very nice car with the correct triple carb set up and does have both tops, although the canvas on the convertible top will need replaced.
The car is very nice condition and runs and drives quite well. While not a show winning car it is a great driver quality example. It starts right up, shifts well, and stops well. We have recently serviced the car and it is ready for long distance summer cruising. The frame is completely solid and rust free, there is no cracking in the fiberglass, the chrome is very good to excellent, and the interior is quite nice.
If you have been looking for an affordable '54 Corvette you can drive and enjoy immediately and improve over time, this is a great candidate.