Just for the heck of it, I asked Christine in ProTeam's accounting department to check the records and see how many first generation (1953 to 1955) Corvettes that ProTeam has owned in the last 15 years.
Wow! Check this out! 1953 to 1955 Corvettes owned = 74 of which 19 were 1953's, 44 were 1954's, and 11 were 1955's.
I remember five years ago when we had to work hard to get someone to pay us $100,000.00 to $110,000.00 for a 1953 and now they consistently sell for $250K to $450K with no end in sight. Fun Fact: Five years ago I sold Banker Bob a nice 1953 for $105,000.00 and yes, Bob just sold lot S91 at the recent Mecum Bloomington Gold auction for $296,625.00... Vette-N-Vestment!
Prediction: as the availability of the 1953 Corvette dries-up the first generation buyers will have to resort to the NEXT BEST THING... that is right! 1954 Corvettes will begin appreciating at a more rapid rate, especially the good ones with the only difference is top color as all 1953's were white paint with red interior and a black soft top.