The 1953 Corvette was a legend in the making. America's first true sport car evolved from an artist's sketch pad to production in 18 short months. It was the first car to utilize a fiberglass body and all 300 hand-built beauties were quickly sold. Those first models, like european sportscars, had no exterior door handles or roll-up windows, but its trademark grill, with 13 sparkling chrome teeth, had consumers smiling for years to come. (From the Colectibles edition package)
The '53 had a 235 cu in (3.9 L), 150HP in-line 6 engine, the Chevrolet's BlueFlame.
Hot Wheels versions has opening hood and detailed engine.
The 53 Corvette has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|1998||Corvette Showcase 45th Anniversary 2-Car Sets||White||Trim, Badges and '53VETTE' License plate||Black / Metal||Clear||Red||Spoked RR||19028||China|
|2000||Cool Collectibles||Blue||Trim, Badges and License plate||Black / Metal||Clear||Blue||RR||22053||China|
|2000||Cool Collectibles||Blue||Trim, Badges and License plate||Black / Metal||Clear||Blue||Whitewall RR||22053||China|
|2000||Cool Collectibles||Light Yellow||Trim, Badges and License plate||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||RR||22053||China|
|2000||Tomart's Price Guide Exclusive||Red||White "Tomart's price guide", Yellow HotWheels logo on trunk||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||RR||23531||China|
|2001||Haulin' Heat 4-Car Set||Black||White, Yellow, Orange and Magenta flames||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||RR||29811||China|
|2003||50th Anniversary of Corvette 2-Car Sets||White||Corvette logo on front, "California 53vette" license plate||Black / Metal||Clear||Red||Hubcap RR||57279||China|