Of those, the National Corvette Restorer's Society (the gurus of collectable Vettes) has less than 100 registered as still in existence.
TOP FLIGHT AWARD
Placing it in the top 0.5% of judged Corvettes
This 1955 Chevrolet Corvette was fully restored in 2006 and holds
the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) highest qualification of Top Flight,
placing it in the top 0.5% of judged Corvettes. This 40k-mile example comes from the first year of V8 power
for the Corvette and is still equipped with its numbers-matching engine backed by a
Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission. Documentation of its judged performance at the 2006
Quartz Hill event in California is included and shows a score of 4,503 out of 4,510. The 265ci V8 was
recently rebuilt and is fitted with correctly date-coded manifolds. This well-documented Corvette has
only been driven about 500 miles in the decade since the restoration was completed.
Multiple Trophy Winner all over USA Car Shows
The engine is noted as original in the NCRS documentation.
The manifolds are correctly date-stamped, and the car received no deductions
for engine originality in the attached NCRS documentation.
The rebuild included all new valves, springs and retainers,
a used polished crank,
reconditioned rods, rebuilds of the original cylinder
heads and Carter carburetor.