1954 Styling Corvette Roadster

1954 Styling Corvette Roadster

This is a modified production concept vehicle that was originally sold to Roger Crispell, a studio chief at GM Styling. This car was twice used as a design study project. Concerns with the cars performance and quality were shared with Ed Cole, then Chevrolet Chief Engineer, who had the car “upgraded” at Chevy Engineering. Because of Mr. Chrispell’s position, he was able to have a shop order assigned to the car to present new interior design concepts to management at GM. It was first redone with a tangerine exterior and black interior, and subsequently in “Sahara Silver” with two-tone alligator leather interior. The car was upgraded with a 1955 convertible top and deck lid to improve top operation and sealing. The official shop order was the special “sharkfin” headlamp treatment, engine turned dash bezel, center armrest storage console, exterior paint and custom alligator trim. The two shop orders that were assigned to this car are S.O. #2536 dated April 4, 1955 and S.O. # 10029 dated February 11, 1956.

Powered by a 155 Horsepower Blue Flame In-line Six Cylinder engine
Powerglide 2 speed automatic transmission