Somehow, somewhere, this 1955 Corvette boarded a boat and made its way to Europe. That’s not the strangest part of this story, though.
This 1955 C1 Corvette is finished in a factory Copper exterior hue, the rarest color for any 1955 Corvette. In 1955, Chevrolet offered just five color options: Polo White, Gypsy Red, Pennant Blue and Harvest Gold. Each saw much higher production rates of the 700 built in 1955.
However, Copper made its way to only 15 Corvettes. You can see where this is leading; this Corvette is ultra rare.
Of those 15 Corvettes, only four are known to exist today, and this one is heading to auction at RM Sotheby’s on February 8, 2017.
This 1955 Corvette features the 265 cubic-inch V8 engine paired to a two-speed automatic transmission, also making this Corvette one of the first to see a V8 engine. The interior is finished in a delightful cream color with a matching soft-top roof as well.
The Corvette was restored to original specifications and those involved took special care to see the Copper paint hue was brought back to life properly.
So, what will it take to purchase a Corvette of this magnitude? Well, it’s heading to auction at RM Sotheby’s, and if you know the kinds of vehicles that cross the block there, this Corvette won’t be a bargain.