Lot S153 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Styling Car
Mrs. Harley J. Earl's Corvette
January 17-26, 2014
This Lot scheduled to be sold SAT 3:15PM
As the founder of General Motors Styling and Design, Harley Earl left a monumental imprint on American automotive styling for decades. One of the rewards for his success was that, even long after his retirement in 1958, as a GM consultant, Earl could order any Corvette he desired, built to his personal specifications even if they required special paint, fabrication or options. Over the years, documented factory special Corvettes have taken their rightful places at the top of the vintage Corvette hierarchy, but one was known to have been built that always eluded detection, a Pink Pearl 1963 coupe Earl had specially built for his wife Sue.
Out of the public eye for 37 years, its whereabouts or even its existence unknown but to a very few until now, the Sue Earl Corvette has finally been unveiled once more, an unrestored treasure complete with full owner history and documentation, including the bill of sale from Roger Dean Chevrolet stating the car “belonged to Chevrolet Motor Division Engineering Center.” This one-of-a-kind factory creation’s origins and history give it the lasting stature matched only by the very few other Corvettes that are directly integral to the Harley Earl legend.