Our 1953 Commemorative Edition Corvette Story


Ed & Kathy McPeak, Radford, Virginia

    Note from Chaz: Ed could be one the luckiest guys on the planet.   He is the proud owner of (presently) an absolutely unique automobile.   His 53CE is the only one to be produced to-date in Silver!

    I have had a love for Corvette's since I saw my first one in a showroom of the Chevrolet dealership in Radford, Va.  in 1953 when I was 13 years old.

    I purchased my first Vette in 1963.   It was a 1958 Silver Blue Vette with a 283 cubic inch engine and two four barrel carburetors.   Sure wish I had it back today.

    Then again in 1969 I purchased a new Cortez Silver Convertible with a 350/350 and a four speed.

    In 1976 I purchased a 1965 Coupe with a 327/300, four speed.   I still have this coupe which is red with black interior.   It gets very little on road miles as it is now used for shows and a few Cruise-ins.

    I first saw a picture of the new C.E.  in a car magazine and sent the editor an Email to get the address of the company that built it.   He sent me the information and I contacted AAT and Steven sent me a brochure on the C.E.  along with the cost to build one.   I spent several months and many hours on the Internet looking for a used convertible to have converted.   In my search I checked the Corvette Trader on the Internet and found that Fairway Motors in Hazleton Pa.  had a new C.E.  for sale.

    I contacted the owner of the dealership Jim Corazza and Sales Consultant Carl Kotch and was able to work out a deal on the Silver # 16.   They delivered the car the following day to me in Radford, VA.

    I must say that my new Silver C.E.  is one of the most beautiful cars I have ever owned.   Kathy and I look forward to taking some trips and enjoying this new ride.

    Watch this space!

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