1953 Corvette NASCAR Unit

1953 Corvette NASCAR Unit

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1953 Corvette NASCAR Unit VIN # E53F001211 "THE EARLIEST KNOWN CORVETTE RACE CAR" This Daytona Beach "NASCAR Unit" was created by Chevrolet ,UNPULLYPUNMVY5(:*(9Z[VJRJHYYHJPUNHUK^HZWYVIHIS`HK\HS branding effort between Chevrolet's Ed Cole and NASCAR's Bill -YHUJL;OPZLMMVY[^HZWHY[VM,K*VSL»ZW\ZO[VZH]L[OL*VY]L[[L MYVTL_[PUJ[PVUZHSLZPU HUK*OL]YVSL[»ZÄYZ[LMMVY[PU creating a brand image of speed and performance lasting through seven generations of Corvettes. ;OPZ+H`[VUH)LHJO5(:*(9 *VY]L[[L*VU]LY[PISL=05 ,-PZVULVM[^VH HUKH [OH[^LYLI\PS[ YLI\PS[I`*OL]YVSL[,UNPULLYPUN[VILLX\PWWLK^P[OK\HSMV\YOPNO V\[W\[ LUNPULZZWLLKJSVZLYH[PV[YHUZTPZZPVUZOLH]`K\[` YLHYLUKHZZLTISPLZWSHZ[PJ[VUULH\JV]LYZZTHSSYHJPUN^PUK- shields and relocated gauges per Mauri Rose. Work was done by *OL]YVSL[,_WLYPTLU[HS:OVWHUK.HYHNLZ\IQLJ[[P[SL!¸9,)<03+- 05.6-5(:*(9*69=,;;,:-69:;6*2*(99(*05.¹KH[LK 5V]LTILY ;OPZWYVQLJ[^HZ\UKLY[OLKPYLJ[PVUVM,K*VSL and the conversion was under the supervision of 3-time Indy 500 >PUULY4H\YP9VZL +LSP]LYLK[V:TVRL`@\UPJR+H`[VUH)LHJO-SVYPKHPULHYS`-LIY\- HY` PU[PTLMVYWYVTV[PVUHS5(:*(9WOV[VZ^P[O)PSS-YHUJL 1YHUK1VL/H^RPUZHUK[OLZ\IZLX\LU[-LIY\HY` (U- nual Winter Daytona Beach Classics which included the 7th Annu- al International Safety and Speed Trials and Stock Car Races (race number 27). 7YPVY[VYLI\PSKI`*OL]YVSL[,UNPULLYPUN[OPZ =05 HUKH *VY]L[[L=05 ^LYLYHJLKI`5(:*(9»ZSLNLUKHY`;OVT- HZ)YV[OLYZ/LYI+VU1\UPVY1VOUZVU1PTT`4HZZL`9HSWO 3PN\VYP1VOUU`+VKZVUHUK.^`U:[HSL`H[[OL)V^THU.YH`:[H- KP\T4HY[PUZ]PSSL:WLLK^H`HUK9HSLPNO:WLLK^H`PU YHJL U\TILYZ (M[LY[OL-LIY\HY` +H`[VUH)LHJOYHJLZ[OL[^VJHYZYL[\YULK to the grit and grime of the legendary North Carolina NASCAR race [YHJRZWYPTHYPS`)V^THU.YH`:[HKP\TPU>PUZ[VU:HSLT^OLYL [OL`^LYLKYP]LUI`7LL>LL1VULZ)VII`4`LYZ.^`U:[HSL` 1\UPVY1VOUZVU9HSWO3PN\VYPHUK1PTT`4HZZL`^P[OYHJLU\TILYZ 0U 4Y3LZSPL.YH`;\[[SLW\YJOHZLK MYVT5(:*(9HUK YLJLP]LK[OL.44:6HUKILJHTL[OLÄYZ[[P[SLKV^ULYVM HUKV]LYÄM[``LHYZSH[LY4Y;\[[SLWYV]PKLKJVUJS\ZP]LL]PKLUJL [OH[OLSWLKPKLU[PM` HZ[OLVYPNPUHS5(:*(9+H`[VUH)LHJO and Carolina Racer. Documented with the Chevrolet Engineering department build VYKLYZUL^ZWHWLYHY[PJSLZHUK]PU[HNLWOV[VZMYVTWYP]H[LJVS- SLJ[PVUZ*OL]YVSL[HUK[OL5(:*(9HYJOP]LZ This is the earliest known Corvette to run NASCAR's sanctioned events...and the ear- liest known Corvette to ever race thus "A Pioneer of Speed"...and a fascinating chapter of Corvette and NASCAR history! 8 NASCARCORVETTE.COM

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