About two months ago, on July 16, 2015, I posted a story on the early six-cylinder Corvettes which featured a white 1954 Corvette that I seen at a car show in Dedham, Massachusetts. In that post I wrote: “All of the 1953 Corvettes were white with a red interior. In 1954 most of the cars had these same colors, but late in the 1954 model year Chevrolet built some Corvettes in other colors, presumably to boost sales.” At the recent Lime Rock Historic Festival I saw one of those relatively rare late-year 1954 Corvettes that were not a white color with a red & white interior.
A Late-Year 1954 Corvette
In late 1954 three new colors, “Pennant Blue”, “Sportsman Red”, and black were offered to Corvette buyers in addition to the standard “Polo White”. A beige interior was also offered at that time.
Note That The Trunk Mat Matches The Convertible Top
This Corvette has the beige interior option, which looks great. As with all 1953 and 1954 Corvettes, this car has the 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission.
The Beige Interior Goes Well With The Light Blue Exterior
In the later part of 1954 a slightly hotter camshaft was installed in the six-cylinder engine to increase the power output somewhat from 150 to 155 horsepower. I could not tell from looking at the engine in this car if it was a 155 horsepower version.
The Corvette Six-Cylinder Engine
I was pleased to see this colorful early Corvette. It offers a pleasant contrast to the more frequently seen white version of these early Corvettes.