ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY! RAREST CORVETTE COLLECTION IN THE WORLD. THREE CORVETTES, 1955, 1956, 1957. EACH ONE IS SERIAL NUMBER 001 FOR THAT YEAR! THESE RARE INVESTMENTS HAVE BEEN TOGETHER AS A COLLECTION SINCE 1976.
THIS IS THE THIRD AND FINAL PIECE OF THE THREE CAR COLLECTION- 1957 CORVETTE #001.
Like its 1956 counterpart, 1957 SN001 was a fully optioned assembly prototype built to test the efficacy of production processes. Built on or about August 9, 1956, it was the first production Corvette equipped with the new 283ci engine. The block, dated July 19, 1956, is one of approximately 20 blocks cast that month. The heads are 1956 #762 castings dated July 20, 1956, the #997 versions yet to be produced. The dual quad carburetors, exhaust manifolds, choke tube and ignition shields are late 1956, as are the starter and several other components.
The car was discovered circa 1968 by NCRS Technical Chairman Sam Folz, who had been asked by its young owner, a local college student named Roger Schrock, to help solve a water leak problem. Folz invited Schrock to bring the car to him, and it was while he was checking information in his copy of the Corvette Body Service Operations Manual (August, 1957 and May, 1960 Editions) that he realized its VIN matched that of the car in the Service Manual: it was E57S100001, the first production Corvette of 1957!
Roger Schrock later sold the car to Mr. Donald Bisceglia of Kalamazoo, Michigan on May 6, 1969, and it subsequently changed hands several more times in the Kalamazoo area over the next 10 years until its aquisition by Sam Folz, who then sold it to Thomas Harmer.
This amazing, one-of-a-kind numbers-matching Corvette has been expertly restored to its original condition to Top Flight NCRS and Bloomington Gold Standards. 1957 SN001 scored 97.4 points in its first post-restoration showing on September, 2007, and is now expected by Corvette authorities to score 98.5 or better.
- Cascade Green with Shoreline Beige Coves
- Light Beige Interior
- 283/245 2x4bbl V-8
- Powerglide Automatic Transmission
- Beige Top, Power Operated
- 3.55:1 Rear Differential
102 Transistorized Signal Seeking Radio
107 Parking Brake Signal
108 Courtesy Lights
109 Windshield Washer
290 6.70 x 15 4-Ply Whitewall Tires
313 Powerglide Transmission
419 Auxiliary Hardtop
440 Two-Tone Exterior Paint
469B Dual 4-Barrel Carburetor Equipment with Powerglide
473 Hydraulic Folding Top Mechanism
1957 SN001 was the first production Corvette equipped with the new 283 V-8 engine.
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