1959 Chevrolette Corvette


Corvette is “America’s Sports Car” and has been a reliable sales performer for Chevrolet’s dealers since its inception. The car debuted in 1953 and is in its seventh generation. Corvettes are often (affectionately) referred to by their generation number.

This Corvette is a “C1.”

  • C1 1953 - 1962
  • C2 1963 - 1967
  • C3 1968 - 1982
  • C4 1984 - 1996
  • C5 1997 - 2005
  • C6 2005 - 2013
  • C7 2014 -

Harley Earl was a design chief at General Motors and in 1951, convinced management that GM needed to make a sports car. This was due in part to the success of a competitor, Nash Motors, that began selling an expensive sports car in 1951 called the Nash Healey. In a little over a year, GM’s concept sports car debuted at the 1953 GM Motorama. It was a hand built pre-production prototype. Six months later, production began and the rest is automotive history (that prototype car is now located at the Kerbeck Corvette museum in Atlantic City, thus making it the oldest Corvette in existence). This particular Corvette is a resto-mod and includes a GM 350 crate motor, fuel injection, modified cabin to fit the tall owner who drives the car, sleek windshield, absence of door hardware on the exterior, absence of windows and is without a roof. It is a beautiful and fast car.

Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1959
Make: Chevrolette
Model: Corvette
Style: Convertable
Serial No: N/A
Odometer: N/A
Engine Cyl:
Engine Size: N/A
Engine HP:
Trans:


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