1957 Corvette Super Sport Prototype Coming to Amelia Island Concours

Attendees to this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance have a chance to see the rarest Corvette ever built. The 1957 Corvette Super Sport prototype — a concept car built for GM’s Motorama shows of the 1950s — will be on display at a special exhibit at the 22nd annual Florida Concours.

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This special Corvette debuted at the January 1957 New York Waldorf Astoria Auto Show before heading to the Chicago Auto Show in that same  year. The engine is Chevy’s fuel-injected 283 Cubic inch, 283 horsepower, small block V8 mated to a three-speed transmission.

1957 Corvette 2 copy

After its motor show duties, this one of a kind Corvette was sold to Ralph Poole of Albuquerque, NM. Poole sold to the current owner, John Baldwin, in 1996. The car has not been on public display for more than 60 years.

We will be on scene at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance soon to give an “on the scene” report on this Corvette and other special machines on display at the American Southeast’s biggest classic auto show.