Corvette: Year by Year1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
1954 Corvette Challenges
When the going gets tough…
The Corvette featured removable plastic side curtains for windows and a two speed automatic transmission. The plastic side curtains were popular on foreign sports cars at the time such as MGs. But the sports cars could boast about their four speed manual transmissions, not two speed automatics which were appropriate for boulevard cruising, not performance. The Corvette appealed to neither crowd.The asking price for a 1954 Corvette was also an issue. It cost $2,774.00 without options, more than a Cadillac which featured a V8 engine and a top that did not leak. On the sports car side there was the Jaguar which also cost less than the Corvette AND featured a sophisticated, more powerful engine along with a genuine four speed transmission.
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1954 White Corvette Convertible Blue Flame Six, powerglide, numbers match. Polo White paint with Sportsman Red interior (more)
1954 Corvette Options, Prices
|100||Directional Signal||3,640 (100.00%)||n/a|
|102A||AM Radio, Signal Seeking||3,640 (100.00%)||n/a|
|290B||Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15||3,640 (100.00%)||n/a|
|313M||Powerglide Automatic Transmission||3,640 (100.00%)||n/a|
|420A||Parking Brake Alarm||3,640 (100.00%)||n/a|
|421A||Courtesy Lights||3,640 (100.00%)||n/a|
|422A||Windshield Washer||3,640 (100.00%)||n/a|
Notes: Base Corvette: $2,774.00
|Polo White||3,230 (88.74%)||Red||Beige||Red|
|Pennant Blue||300 (8.24%)||Beige||Beige||Red|
|Sportsman Red||100 (2.75%)||Red||Beige||Red|
Notes: Color quantities are estimates as reliable GM records are not available.
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