1959 Frame-Off Restoration - Matching #'s
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 39118
- VIN: J59S105131
- Color: Tuxedo Black/Inca Silver
- Engine size: V8 - 283ci
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Roman Red
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Chevrolet Corvette
This listing is for a 1959 Corvette that was frame-off restored over the past few years. It is being sold â€œAS IS, WHERE ISâ€; there is no warranty, implied or expressed. The buyer is responsible for arranging transportation. Payment must be made via a wire transfer.
Most of the major components are matching numbers, as follows:
Â· VIN: J59S105131 (built approximately March 6, 1959; 9,670 Corvettes were produced in the 1959 model)
Â· CARBURETOR FRONT #: CARTER WCFB-2613-S (#3741089)
Â· CARBURETOR BACK #: CARTER WCFB-2614-S (#3741090)
Â· CLOCK DATE CODE: OCT 58
Â· DISTRIBUTOR #: 1110891 (consistent with a 1959 engine)
Â· DISTRIBUTOR DATE CODE: 9B16 (February 16, 1959)
Â· DRIVE SHAFT #: 3712377 (consistent with a 1959 Corvette)
Â· ENGINE CASTING #: 3756519 (consistent with a 1959 engine)
Â· ENGINE BLOCK CASTING DATE CODE: B119 (2/11/59)
Â· ENGINE IDENTIFICATION CODE: F215CU (Flint, February 15, and CU represents a 1959 283ci engine with 270hp. 1,846 Corvettes were produced with this engine in 1959. This is equivalent to a 4.6L engine.)
Â· GENERATOR #: DELCO-REMY 1102043
Â· GENERATOR DATE CODE: 9A19 (1/19/59)
Â· HORNS #: 351 LOW; 352 HIGH (DELCO REMY TYPE S)
Â· IGNITION COIL #: 1115091
Â· INTAKE MANIFOLD #: 3739653
Â· REAR DIFFERENTIAL CASTING #: 3743833
Â· REAR DIFFERENTIAL DATE CODE: A69 (1/6/59)
Â· REAR DIFFERENTIAL RATIO: 4.11 POSI
Â· STARTER #: 1107664
Â· STARTER DATE CODE: 9B18 (2/18/59)
Â· TRANSMISSION T10-1 MAIN CASE #: WB209-2 (Warner, 2/20/59, Shift 2)
Â· TRANSMISSION T10-1 MAIN CASE SIDE COVER DATE: 11/27/58
Â· TRANSMISSION CENTER BEARING PLATE DATE: 1/20/59
Â· TRANSMISSION T10-7A TAIL HOUSING DATE: 1/9/59
The following components were rebuilt (I have documentation to support these rebuilds):
Â· Rear Differential
Â· Both Carburetors
Â· Fuel Gauge
Â· Temp Gauge
Â· Battery Gauge
Â· Oil Gauge
Â· Wonderbar Radio
Â· Wiper Motor
Â· Wiper Transmissions
Â· Windshield Washer Pump
Â· Both Horns
Â· Convertible Top Frame
Â· All Chrome was Re-chromed
The following modifications (non-stock) were made as follows:
Â· The engine rebuild included roller lifters and a high performance camshaft.
Â· The single master cylinder was changed to a dual master cylinder (one line to the front wheels, and a separate line to the back wheels).
Â· Radial tires were used.
Â· The seats were reupholstered with leather (original seat frames were used).
Â· Leather was used on the door panels instead of vinyl.
Â· A Fi-Tech fuel injection system was installed, which required an Edelbrock intake manifold and valve covers (I have the original intake manifold, valve covers and carburetors available should a new owner want to revert to stock).
Â· An after-market oil pan is installed (I have the original oil pan, but it has a hairline leak that needs to be welded by an expert).
Â· An updated oil filter system is being used (I have the original canister should a new owner want to revert to stock).
Â· A smaller steering wheel was installed (I have the original steering wheel should a new owner want to revert to stock).
All components work as designed, although some components that could not be rebuilt were replaced with OEM replacement parts (if available).
My son is an ASE Certified Master Mechanic and performed this restoration, so if you have any questions or need additional explanations, please contact me accordingly.