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
|2934||Base Corvette Roadster||3,640||$2774.00|
|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|
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.
- 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.