Swartz from West Chester, Ohio received a call from a good friend in
California in 2005. His friend told him that a guy in Prescott,
Arizona had three classic Corvettes for sale. They included a 1955, a
1956 and a 1957 , all Serial Number 1. Georges friend was unable
to purchase them at the time.
contacted the collection owner and closed the deal in December, 2005.
George was surprised that the owner had these very valuable and rare
cars stored in an old metal barn out in the country. Upon
his inspection of the cars he observed three other old Corvettes in the barn. They were all complete with the body paint stripped and the parts tagged and in boxes.
other Corvettes included a 1955 Serial #4, 1955 Serial #250, and
a 1957 Serial #2001. George asked if they were for sale the owner said
no because he planned to restore them. George asked him to give
him a call if he ever changed his mind.
a year later, the owner of the three Vettes called George and told him
that his poor health prevented the restoration. He told George that the
cars were for sale. George flew out to inspect the cars and
purchased them the following week.
excited over the buy and could not wait to get the cars home and start
the restorations, especially on the Serial #4 car. The car was
probably made on the first or second day of production as a Pilot
car. The car has all the original drive train, including engine, transmission, and rear end with a no-hit nice body.
Being that early in production it has some 1954 features. For example, the fuel pump clearance in the frame is hand fabricated, the body has some 1954 6 cylinder holes in it and the heater hoses are routed over the battery rather than around it and other special features.
The car has received a complete frame off nut and bolt restoration using original or GM NOS parts. Everything is number matching and date coded just like it rolled off the assembly line 64 years ago.
Georges 55 has received the Bloomington Gold Award and Top Flight NCRS Award, a perfect score of 100 points in October 2018.
recently made the decision to downsize and sell his prize
Corvette and let someone else carry the torch for future awards like
the Duntov, Bowtie, and other NCRS and Bloomington Gold Awards.
The cars stats are impressive and include:
The Fourth 1955 Corvette Pilot Car off the line.
This car has just received a professional frame-off number matching restoration
Car is finished in Polo White with Sportsman Red Interior.
Car has received NCRS Top Flight Award – 100 Points – Oct. 2018
Car also received Bloomington GOLD Award
265 Cu. Inch/195 HP V8 Powerglide Transmission Directional Signals Heater Signal-Seeking Radio 6.70-15 Whitewall Tires Parking Brake Signal Courtesy Lamps Windshield Washers
A great investment opportunity on a rare high quality car that is ready for show. All single digit corvettes are highly sought after for their rarity and investment values.
you are interested in owning a concourse condition piece of history
please give our resident expert, "Corvette Jack" a call at 239 280 6855.