1953, 1954 Chevrolet Price Guide
The prices for the 1953 and 1954 Chevrolets listed here are compilations of national data by the editors of the publication: Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace. The data includes prices from collector car auctions, verified reports of private sales, and input from experts (whoever they are). This website is not responsible for the accuracy of this data, we are merely reporting it for your information.
Restored to current maximum professional standards of quality in every area, or perfect original with components operating as new. A 95-plus point show car that is not driven. In a sense, it has ceased to be an automobile and has become an object of art. It is transported to shows in an enclosed trailer and is stored in a climate controlled environment. There are very few #1 cars.
Well restored, or a combination of superior restoration and excellent original. Also, an extremely well maintained original showing very minimal wear. Except for the very closest inspection a #2 vehicle may appear as a #1. The #2 will take the top award in many judged shows, except when squared off against a #1. It may also be driven 800 to 1000 miles per year to shows, on tours, and for pleasure.
(3) Very Good
Completely operable original or older restoration showing wear. Also, a good amateur restoration all presentable inside and out. Plus, combinations of well-done restoration and good operable components; or a partial restored car with all parts used in its restoration NOS.
This is also called a 20 footer. Where, 20 feet away it looks perfect. But, as we approach it, we may begin to notice that the paint may be getting a little thin in spots. Inside, we may detect some wear on the drivers seat, foot pedals, and carpet, etc. The chrome trim, while still quite presentable, may have lost the sharp mirror-like reflective quality it had when new. All systems and equipment on the car are in good operating order.
A drivable vehicle needing no, or only minor, work to be functional. It may be a deteriorated restoration or a very poor amateur restoration. All components may need restoration to be "excellent". But, the car is mostly usable as it. This is a driver. It may be in the process of restoration. But, from 20 feet away, there is no doubt that it needs lots of help.
(5) Restorable (not valued below in the guide)
Needs complete restoration of body, chassis, and interior. May or may not be running, but, isn't weathered wreaked and/or stripped to the point of being useful only for parts. The car needs everything. It may not be operable, but it is essentially all there and has only minor surface rust, if any at all. While presenting a real challenge to the restorer, it won't have him doing a lot of chasing for missing parts. To obtain a number 5 condition rating value for your vehicle, multiply the number 1 value listed for that vehicle by 0.12.
(6) Parts Car (not valued below in the guide)
May or may not be running, but is weathered, wreaked and/or stripped to the point of being useful primarily for parts. This is an incomplete or greatly deteriorated, perhaps rusty vehicle where much of the car is in very bad condition. To obtain a number 6 condition rating value for your vehicle, multiply the number 1 value listed for that vehicle by 0.04.
1953 Special 150, 6-cylinder
1953 DeLuxe 210, 6-cylinder
1953 Bel Air
1954 Special 150, 6-cylinder
1954 Special 210, 6-cylinder
1954 Bel Air