1955 Chevrolet Corvette V8 Body off Restoration No. 493 of 700. An American Automotive Icon. The Chevrolet Corvette hardly needs an introduction. Chevrolet spent over $1.5 Million on the Corvette project. It was unveiled in 1953 in the ballroom of New York s Waldorf-Astoria. For the 1st 2yrs of production, 1953 and 1954, the Corvette was powered by a tuned version of GM s venerable 235 cubic in...