1954 Chevrolet Corvette

1954 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Colors

This page has most, if not all, of the options available when ordering a new 1954 Chevrolet Corvette. Also included are the interior and exterior color options. Read more: 1954 Corvette guide.

1954 Corvette Factory Options

CODE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY RETAIL PRICE
2934 Base Corvette Roadster 3,640 $2774.00
100 Directional Signal 3,640 $16.75
101A Heater 3,640 $91.40
102A AM Radio, signal seeking 3,640 $145.15
290B Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15 3,640 $26.90
313M Powerglide Automatic Transmission 3,640 $178.35
420A Parking Brake Alarm 3,640 $5.65
421A Courtesy Lights 3,640 $4.05
422A Windshield Washer 3,640 $11.85

Base Corvette Roadster (2934) – The “real” base price of the 1954 Chevrolet Corvette.

  • The base price was effective October 28, 1954.
  • The base price included federal excise taxes.
  • Prices did not include local taxes or any additional dealer charges.
  • Initial 1954 pricing was the same as 1953.
  • The base price was actually a recommended price.
  • Original customer sales records indicate that actual Corvette pricing charged by dealers varied both above and below suggested retail price.

Directional Signal (100)

  • Also known as a turn signal, it is a switch-controlled light that indicates when a car is about to turn.

Heater (101A)

  • An interior space/.cockpit heater. (A standard option included on all 3,640 1954 Corvettes.)
  • The heater was not a fresh air type heater. The heater only recirculated interior cockpit air.

AM Radio, signal seeking (102A)

  • A standard Delco, signal seeking AM radio with conventional volume and tuning dials.
  • The 1954 signal-seeking AM radio was the same as the unit put into the 1953 Corvette, except all but early 1954 radios had 640-kilocycle and 1240-kilocycle Conelrad national defense emergency markings.
  • Radio antennas were standard in all 1954 Corvettes. The antenna consists of a wire mesh screen fiberglassed into the interior lining of the trunk lid. Because fiberglass is electrically inert, this solution provided a way of concealing the antenna without creating radio interference.

Whitewall Tires (290B)

  • Original tires were either U.S. Royal Air Ride, B.G. Goodrich Silvertown or Firestone Deluxe Champion.
  • All tires were wide-whitewall type, with whitewall widths varying from 2.5 to 3 inches.
  • Tires were changed late in 1954 production from tube type to tubeless, though it is believed that both types were available (and used) for a limited time period.

Powerglide Automatic Transmission (313M)

  • An “optional” two-speed automatic transmission developed by GM.
  • By listing the Powerglide automatic transmission as an option, it was implied that a manual transmission was included as standard equipment. This is not true.
  • Every 1954 Corvette had an “optional” Powerglide transmission installed (and was added to the sales price of the “base” model Corvette.)

Parking Brake Alarm (420A)

  • A warning light that illuminates/ indicates when the parking brake is applied.

Courtesy Lights (421A)

  • Interior lights mounted on the interior of the car to aid in visibility when outside lighting is unavailable.

Windshield Washers (422A)

  • A washer pump and dispensing nozzle mechanism that dispenses cleaner onto the windshield.
  • The windshield washer systems of the 1954 Corvette were vacuum-operated.

1954 Corvette Exterior/Interior Color Templates

Color Codes

Code Exterior Total Convertible Top Color Interior Color Options
N/A Polo White 3,230 Beige Sportsman Red
N/A Pennant Blue 300 Beige Beige
N/A Sportsman Red 100 Beige Sportsman Red
N/A Black 4 Beige Sportsman Red

Exterior & Interior Color Templates

1954 Chevrolet Corvette - White
Polo White
1954 Chevrolet Corvette - Pennant Blue
Pennant Blue
1954 Chevrolet Corvette - Sportsman Red
Sportsman Red
1954 Chevrolet Corvette - Black
Black
1954 Chevrolet Corvette - Beige Interior
Beige Interior
1954 Chevrolet Corvette - Sportsmand Red Interior
Red Interior

1954 C1 Corvette Blue