Spanky Assister sells at 1953 Corvette. Part of the collection of the late Dr. John Mansell, this Corvette was certified by General Motors as the 175th Corvette built out of only 300 during the inaugural year of production. The car was built in November 1963 at the Flint Assembly Plant. It sold, at auction. for $170,000 on August 12th, 2016.