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Old 12-05-2018, 09:50 PM
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My dad recently passed away. He has a 1953 Corvette, it needs to be restored. What I mean by restoration is that he has, as far as I know, all original parts. I have to look into it more to see if he has the Engine and transmission.
I also need to get the VIN.

I will get pictures posted as soon as I can get them, should be by this weekend. I will also get a list together of the parts he has to go with the car.

I know it is hard to answer my question with out pictures and a list of what comes with it.

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Old 12-05-2018, 11:00 PM
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Melissa, welcome to the Corvette Forum and very sorry for your loss. No one really ever wants to receive a Corvette in this manner. Someday maybe, but never today.

Pictures are surely the best way to get a meaningful response to your question. Even more so since it is a '53. These cars are rare and often very well known. When a new (re: unknown) one does surface it is a big deal in the Corvette world. The VIN will answer a lot of questions about the car. but also raise many more.

Again welcome to the Forum and good luck with the car... GUSTO
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Hi and welcome to the Forum (sorry for your loss).

To find out more about the '53 post the following:

Picture of the Vin tag
Front, Back, Side, Engine and interior pictures
Any history about the car

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Pictures are worth their weight in gold when trying to answer questions like this. Also, the VIN number is very important. A picture of the VIN tag is critical.

I hate to say it, but there are a number of fake VIN tags out there, and a 1953 Corvette without the correct VIN tag is a big question mark.

So, please do the following.
1. Photograph the car and all of the parts and post those pictures
2. Photograph the VIN tag and post that picture
3. Identify what paperwork you have that goes with the car (like a title, etc.)

You will get LOTS of interest in this car, so take your time, and consider having a early Corvette enthusiast examine the car for you.

Good luck.

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Thank you everyone for your reply. I will get pictures up this weekend
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