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The Chevrolet Corvette is an American icon that has seen close to two million cars being produced since its introduction in 1953, so it is safe to say that these automobiles are a popular feature in American culture. So much so in fact that people are willing to pay ridiculous prices for rare and exclusive models, but things are starting to get out of hand: someone is selling a set of original GM Motorama Waldorf prototype seats for an astounding $90,000. This is the car that precedes the Chevrolet Corvette as we know it today, which automatically qualifies it for museum status or millionaire's man cave memorabilia.
What makes these seats truly special is the fact that they appeared in the EX-52 Project Opel show car at GM Styling in December 1952. The car was then known as the Cougar, and would later become known as the Corvette when the EX-52 debuted at the 1953 GM Motorama Waldorf-Astoria. The EX-52 and EX-53 Motorama Corvette eventually saw its interior gutted and replaced with production parts from the 1953 Corvette which included carpets, kick panels, dash trim and other bits and pieces such as the clock and radio. The seats on sale here were removed from the prototype car in mid-June 1953 and replaced with metal floor racks and production seats.
The best part is that these hand-cut-and-sewn mirrored image left and right hand seats include a full chain of possession history and are described as "the perfect conversational element for the finest Automobile Collector's Man-cave (or She-shed)" by the seller on eBay.
The seats are featured in Ken Kayser's 2017 "Corvette Legend or Myth Volume I - The "Real Story" of the 1953 Corvette & Zora's Passion", and research has shown that the seats are for certain the same ones as seen in historical GM photos. Only the most discerning Corvette collectors need apply.