1959 Corvette

Price: - Item location: Kingwood, West Virginia, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible with removable hardtop
  • Trim: Black Vinyl
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 1,959
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 283 bored .030 performance upgrades Corvette 2x4's
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4 speed Muncie
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1959 Chevrolet Corvette

1959 Corvette vintage Hot Rod. This is an authentic period correct Hot Rod built for street and strip racing in the 1960's. If you've been looking for an authentic car for the Woodward Dream Cruise, or period shows, this may be one to consider. If you love the real old street rods and have had your fill of resto-mod builds, check this out. First, it's been driven regularly so it's not some garage find that needs everything. Second, it had the same owner from 1965 to 2008 when I bought it. It was a regular every Saturday night at the strip back in the 60's and 70's. Once the racing days came to an end, it was converted back for street use. George Barris inspiredstyling on the nose, plus custom air brushedhood scoop accents, and a low profile street rake, compliment the iconic C1 Corvette styling.Modern disc brakes are concealed behind American Racing wheels. Also, a dual master cylinder has been added. Although the tires are old school, I'd probably replace them with something of your choice as the new owner.The paint is decent,and the chrome is very nice for it's age. The interior is intact and virtually unchanged from it's original 1959 configuration.Add on's inside include the Hurst 4spd shifter, and an authentic Chevelle "knee knocker" tach. The original gauges are also intact. The heater was removed back in the day for weight savings but original wiper motor, wiper transmissions and arms are still in place.An awesome "speed shop" part from the 60's is the authentic Parrish Plastics removable hardtop. Lightweight and in excellent condition, this piece completes the vintage strip look.The engine is a 1967 Chevrolet 283 bored .030. It includes authentic Corvette 2x4 WCFB carbs on the Winters Corvette intake. The original generator with tach drive is included as well. I have a new tach cable that goes with the car. Headers lead to a slick side exhaust system tucked away under the rockers.The 3.55 rear end allows you to drive it comfortably on the street. The frame is solid although it does show a few scars from reinforcements made during the drag days. The transmission is a Muncie M-21.It is tight and shifts smooth. Clutch is good as well. The battery was moved to the trunk and has a disconnect integrated to discourage thieves.Ebay made me fill in a mileage amount. The Odometer was broken many years ago and the previous owner set it at "1959" to compliment the car's build date.It starts and drives good. Brakes are solid with straight stops.If I've left out any important details, please contact me and ask questions. If I don't know the answer immediatel, I'll check the car out and send you photos.
Please bid responsiblyand only if youintend to pay.
All sales are final. I will require a deposit of $500.00 immediately at the conclusion of the auction. This auction will end July 31, 2016. The car will not be available for pick up August 1 - August 7, 2016. I'll contact you at the conclusion of the auction to work out pick up and payment details.
This is a great old vintage Vette that has plenty of fun left in it.
Good luck bidding!

On Jul-25-16 at 06:36:35 PDT, seller added the following information:

The front brakes have been converted to modern discs/calipers.Rears are drum.

On Jul-25-16 at 20:41:24 PDT, seller added the following information:

Last night I found the box of parts I was given when I bought the car. Today, we put the heater unit back in the car. There were also exhaust manifolds but I won't change the fabulous side exhaust system in the car. There was a few belts and filters in the box but the heater assembly was the real bonus.