The 1958 Chevrolet Corvette offered here on Bring A Trailer is a gorgeous example of the first generation of American sports car, featuring a stunning and eye-catching color finish.
Despite some of the extreme changes to it’s body styling, the 1958 Corvette was the first vintage of Corvette to turn a profit for General Motors. In all, Chevrolet sold 9,168 Corvettes in the 1958 model year, which was doubly impressive when considering that the Corvette sales were up (47% over the 1957 Corvette and a staggering 150% over the 1956 Corvette) despite a year in which a financial recession had wrought havoc on the competition, leaving few manufacturers to actually turn a profit that year.
The car’s fiberglass body is finished in white with gray accents, which was said to applied during the previous ownership. Notable features include polished side and trunk trim, fender vents, quadruple headlights, divided chrome bumpers, 15″ steel wheels with spinner-style covers, and a a dual-outlet exhaust system.
Inside, red vinyl-upholstered bucket seats with channeled inserts complement the matching dashboard and door panels. Notable features include a dashboard-mounted mirror, a heater and defroster, a factory analog clock, three-spoke steering wheel , and a push-button AM/FM radio. The mechanical odometer has five digits and displays 617 miles, with roughly 150 of those miles accumulated during the current ownership. The total mileage is unknown.
Power comes from a Rochester fuel-injected 283ci V8 engine was factory rated at 290 horsepower and is said to be rebuilt during previous ownership. The power is directed to the rear wheels via a Borg Warner T-10 four-speed manual transmission.
This Chevrolet Corvette is a beautiful example of the marque’s first-generation C1 flagship sports car. The vehicle is offered in excellent condition all throughout and would serve as a fantastic weekend cruiser for sunny summer days or a valuable addition to any collection of classic cars.
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