ICONIC C1, 283 V8, 4 SPD, 2 TOPS, VERY NICE BOD, SHARP/CLEAN INT, NICE ALL OVER!
This 1959 Corvette is one striking total package. Bright two-tone paint and even brighter chrome make quite an impression on the outside. The V8 power with a four-speed keep you wanting to hop in and go for a drive. And since this icon is ready to roll right now, what's stopping you from enjoying this symbol of the open road?
This is the year everything really seemed to come together for the Corvette. The design was a bit sleeker, but it still has the right features from the first 'Vettes, like a hint of tailfin and a genuine trunk. After all, the first-generation Corvette is an icon in all of our hearts, so the little differences are part of the fun of ownership. And speaking of difference, this one will be distinctive wherever it goes. The white paint with silver cove inserts showcases an understated flash. Where the real flair is showcased on this one is in the brightwork. You can tell there was a nice investment in chrome in all the places that count, including the toothy-grille, two-piece front bumpers, and two-piece rear with integrated exhaust. And because no Corvette is complete without a touch of red, we love how the color of the steel wheels gives a hint of aggression behind the bright factory wheel covers.
The hint of red on the wheels is also a great preview of the interior. The dash, carpeting, door panels, and bucket seats all retain a nice cherry hue. And speaking of the seats, because C1 ownership is all about the details, don't forget to point out the horizontal pleats that were only on the '59s. There's a healthy dose of brightwork on the door panels, dash, and steering wheel and it's all complete and shining, like a good classic should. The thin and grippy wheel feels great in your hands, and it gives you a commanding view of the full gauge panel. And because everything is working (including the important tach in this stick-shift car), there's nothing stopping you from going out and having a Route 66-style adventure. There's even an upgraded AM/FM stereo with an aux input for the most modern music players, and that makes sure you can hear your favorite tunes while the wind whips through the cabin. On those days when you don't want the open air experience, a color-matched hardtop and full roll-up windows completely enclose this C1.
The presentation under the hood looks terrific with the silver Corvette script on the valve covers, bright air topper, and bold block and intake color. This retains the correct 283 cubic-inch displacement, but the V8 is a slightly newer block from the 1960s. Plus, there has been the right maintenance like newer hoses and an upgraded distributor. This makes for a motor that fires up nicely and a classic Corvette you can confidently enjoy on the road. When you do, you'll love the hit of power from the four-barrel carburetor. Plus, the control of the four-speed manual transmission and the howl of the dual exhaust are an intoxicating symphony for the senses.
The C1 Corvette is an icon, and so rarely will you get a chance at something so beautiful that's also turn-key ready for fun this weekend. Don't wait, call today!
- Vinyl Interior
- Removable Hard Top
- iPod Compatible
- AM/FM Radio
- Front Suspension
- A Arm with coil over
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Springs w/ Shocks
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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