1957 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster C1

Grooms Car Hire

This beautiful Corvette roadster dates from 1957 and is fitted with that 1957 engine option, the ‘EL’ 283ci/283bhp 4.6lt V8 unit equipped with fuel injection and high-lift camshaft, and has the desirable T10 four-speed manual gearbox, although it is not known if this is the original transmission.

The car underwent a ‘frame off’ restoration during 1997/1998 with the professional assistance of marque specialists Paragon Corvette in the States. Indeed, the Corvette was finished to such a high standard that Paragon used it as their catalogue cover car. A large quantity of Paragon’s bills and a copy of their catalogue is in the history file. The car was also used in photo shoots and in 2012 was headhunted to star alongside actor Steven Strait in the US television drama series ‘Magic City’.

Limited miles have been covered since the car’s restoration, and it was acquired by The Private Collection in 2015.


• Your car will be chauffeur driven and at your service for up to 3 hours that day. This can of course include a stop at a local hostelry en route to the church!

• Additional passengers are welcome where a vehicle is chosen with practical rear seats

• Your car can be dressed in cream or white ribbons, or left as the day it left the factory

• Your car will be professionally valeted before your day

• Your driver will be dressed in a formal dark suit, or if you prefer country smart casual attire

• You will have one point of contact at The Private Collection for all your requirements from initial enquiry through to the end of your special day

• Your package includes 50 miles of travel starting and ending from our base

• All our cars are fully maintained, regularly serviced and fully insured

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