The 1953 Corvette might not have been a performance power house, but it laid the ground work for what would become one of Chevrolet's longest running nameplates. The 1953 Corvette pictured here, may just be the finest example in the world of a first year vette. This car, #284 of 300 is owned by famed Corvette collector and researcher Noland Adams. He purchased this Corvette used in 1955 and under his ownership, treated the car to a 10 year long frame off restoration that was completed in 1999. Documenting every step of the process. And his efforts awarded him also Adams' 53 earned the Bloomington Gold Award, NCRS Top Flight, NCRS Performance Verification Awards, and the NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award with a score of 99.8%, very impressive. Adams' 53 was also the basis for the U.S. Postal Service's Corvette stamp issued in 2003 for the Corvette's 50th anniversary.
Now in time for the Corvette's 60th anniversary in 2013 you can have the world's best 1953 Corvette in your collection. This car will be auctioned by Russo and Steel in Scottsdale, Az January 18th through the 22nd.