Historical photo examples of early model Corvettes produced and modified for use around the world. This site features Corvettes that were produced for VIP's, Kings, Ambassadors, a Prince and Export GM Show Cars. See the differences of the Export Corvettes vs the USA versions. Also as thirty plus years of collecting has rolled by,information on the export Corvair, Camaro, Chevrolet and Buick have been included. Also there is some Ford and Chrysler pictures included.
Date(s): 1953 - 1982. Album by James Hurt. Photos by Various Contributers. 73 - 96 of 362 Total. 5257 Visits.
73 1956 Dutch Corvette Seial #2967
74 Antwerp 1956 Corvette #839 When I purchased this car in 1978, I was told or "rumor" was this was some sort of GM Show Car and it was advertised as "Brussells Show Car". I did trace the history to Germany and it did pass thru the GM Antwerp plant, but that was as much history as I could come up with. I was told the car at one time had factory wire rims?? I do know from looking at the car that it has a hard top, power windows, had a radio. 3 speed manual transmission,265 V8. The original colors appeared to have been black exterior with red interior. Insert unknown. Picture taken inside a garage in Rockford. The only exterior shot I have.
75 Antwerp 1956 Corvette #839 Interior view, I purchased this car in Rockford,Illinois in the year 1978. I traced the car's history back to Germany. A U. S. Service person shipped it into the USA port of Jacksonville, Florida. From there it went to Rockford,Illinois. I later sold the Corvette to a fellow in Pennsylvania. The car was in need of a complete restoration. UPDATE 10/27/2012..This "56 Corvette was SOLD to another buyer. Jim B, the man I sold it to in 1980 (or so?) passed away. His family sold the car today. Jim had started to restore the car. See 3 pictures taken at the auction in Crabtree PA.(10/27/2012)
76 Did this Corvette have these wheels? Did this Corvette have these wheels? I could not find any data on this Corvette ever being used as a Show Car. The owner I purchased the car from was missing, a divorce was going on and an exwife could not give me much information. It was advertised to me as "Brussells Show Car"
78 Antwerp Plate #839 Homologation plate affixed to the firewall or inner fender in Antwerp, Belgium. This is proof that this is a true factory exported 1956 Corvette. Serial number matches door plate and title. Who can say if this Corvette was a show car, it could have been a dealship display car in a nice dealership, who knows?
79 #839 Antwerp Corvette plates This plate was affixed to the 1956 Corvettes when I purchased it. Is this a military plate used in Europe? Plate is medium green with silver letters. Was this used in Germany?
80 Export 1956 Corvette Picture taken by The Joe R Pyle Auction Co.(724-998-5050) 10/27/2012. The Corvette was sold to a new owner. The export documentation, license plate and both Vin plates passed on to the new owner.
81 1956 Export Corvette #839 photo from auction 10/27/2012
82 1956 Export #839 11/6/2012 This picture listed with ad on E Bay. Car For Sale, bid was over $20,000, Reserve not met.
83 1956 #839 documentation, decal on bumper, car was at Homestead Air Force base in Florida
84 1956 Corvette documentation more documentation of the export papers, plates, so on. These plates were on the car when I purchased the car. The Florida plate over top of the Euro plate
85 1956 Export Documentation
86 1956 Corvette #839 misc pictures taken in 1981 or so when car was sold Jim B in Crabtree Pa. Photos taken in Farmville Va.
87 1956 Corvette #839 more export documentation
88 1956 Export Corvette #839 ready for the auction to begin! SOLD 10/27/2012
89 1956 Corvette #839 photo taken after auction at the end of October 2012
90 Turner Automotive, black '57 ANTWERP BELGIUM HOMOLOGATION PLATE 1957, serial #1194
91 1957 Antwerp Belgium Export Shipped to Belgium, this export in now located in New York State. 73,000 miles, 283CI, 4 speed, very special Corvette. Thanks, Turner Automotive
92 Fit for an U S AMBASSADOR 1957 Inca Silver Export Corvette produced for Henry Junior Taylor, the United States Ambassador to Switzerland. Mr Taylor was well known for his radio talk programs which had been sponsored by General Motors for years
93 Henry Junior Taylor, Talk Show Host Mr Taylor did a weekly radio program. General Motors was the sponsor of the program. Later Mr Taylor, while in Switzerlad as Ambassador, drove a 1957 Corvette. Later he returned the Corvette to the United States. I owned this vehicle in 1977.
94 Your Land and Mine Radio Show General Motors printed on advertisments for Mr Taylor's Show, this was a well known radio show for the era. Mr Taylor was a war correspondent and a reporter.
95 Corvette in Paris 1957 Corvette on display in Paris. Was this Corvette later sold in France or returned to the States ?
96 The King and Zora King Leopold III visits the GM Tech Center and takes a ride in the Cold Box 1957 Corvette. The King is at the wheel. Was this One Off Corvette prepared for the Kings Collection ?
Hi! Great site. I own a Antwerp Corvette 64 cab. The funny with this corvette is that it always have had the 65 instrumentation with Km speedometer etc. and the harness is also consistent with the 1965 and this since it were imported to Sweden 1975. Mail me and I can send images / data. Lars-Goran, Sweden - Lars Goran Karlsson | www.kitfox.eu, Thu, 29 Nov 2012 1:54PM
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Have 65 fuel injected Corvette purchased from Harry Hood. - Robert Atkins, Mon, 21 Nov 2011 5:50PM
Great job on your export website. I enjoyed reviewing some of the neat cars that were sold overseas.
Regards, Dave Gray Carlisle, Pa. - David Gray, Mon, 22 Aug 2011 4:20PM
Nice pictures and stories.Would anybody know where I can find details of my 1957 Chevrolet that starts his live on the Antwerp plant.Have the original tagplate on the firewall but couldn't find any details about it on the Chevrolet forums and sites in the USA.Need as much info as possible to get the car registrated and roadlegal in Holland because of new rules here since august this year.Thanks a lot - Peter, Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:22AM
Very nice! I have the dates of the Prince Bertil Tech Center visit and Buick drive with Zora photos and the circumstances surrounding who alsois in the photo and why if you are interested. - Ken Kayser | www.tachometerpress.com, Sun, 20 Dec 2009 1:22PM
Thanks for the pics! Great gallery and info! I think we have discussed something like 7-8 years ago about this subject? Send me e-mail! I'd love to have update on your latest discoveries!