The ‘Vette Set: Inside the National Corvette Museum

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Simple Choices
The 1953 Chevrolet Corvette was available exclusively in Polo White with a red interior and black canvas top. At a base price of $3,498, the first Corvette was powered by a 235 cubic-inch 150-horsepower inline 6-cylinger engine paired with a 2-speed automatic transmission. The only two options available were an AM radio for $145.15 and a heater priced at $91.40.

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