This rare 2003 Avelate Corvette convertible pays homage to the 1953 Corvette. It is the first of only two built by the Avelate Automotive Co. in 2003 to pay tribute to 50 years of Corvette styling.
Avelate masterfully crafted some subtle but distinctive ’53 cues into a new 2003 Anniversary Corvette chassis and drivetrain. The paint is white with traces of flakes to commemorate the 50th Anniversary. It has a red interior like the 1953 cars. Large round exposed headlamps and toothy grille reflect some of the distinctive ’53 styling, along with round rear taillights and curved trunk lid.
The drivetrain is a stock Corvette 350/350 with 6-speed manual transmission. The wheels are custom built by Billet Wheel Company. With less than 10,500 original miles, it also has a Bose stereo with CD changer and a white top. In addition, it has the 2003 General Motors Corvette window sticker and VIN.
After completion, Avelate Automotive presented both cars with serial numbered Certificates of Authenticity from the factory. This car also comes with its last owners’ documentation, plus all factory paperwork and literature from when the rolling car was purchased from GM. This scarce piece of Corvette history would be an excellent and very rare addition to anyone’s collection.