The Corvette was voted the second most iconic US vehicle by YOU in our recent poll, finishing 10 votes behind the Ford Mustang.
Whilst I nominated the early 70’s Stingray as the seminal Corvette, I couldn’t resist these pictures sent through via email tonight from a mate on the mainland.
Our photographer is a regular reader named Ian B and this car lives not far from him, in country Victoria. The owner has had the car for over 50 years now, having originally imported it from Canada. He even did the RHD conversion himself!
UPDATE: As noted by Jimmy in comments, these first Corvettes had a straight six engine in original form, however our owner here fitted a 400ci V8 under the hood some time ago, a move which ‘improved the car enormously’ by the owner’s reckoning. The car is a 1954 model.
The most curious part is the custom-made, removable plexi-glass roof, which keeps the wet stuff away whilst still maintaining full visibility for the driver and passengers.
George Jetson, we have your car right here!
Ian, thanks for the photos and to the owner, congratulations on a fantastic preservation job, which I’m sure you continue to enjoy every time you hit the road.