1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Restored 283 V8 Dual Quad 4 Speed Matching #'s

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Restored
Type: Convertible
Doors: 2
Year: 1958
Mileage: 9,379
VIN: J58S103959
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Description of 1958 Chevrolet Corvette 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Restored

1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster This beautiful C1 Corvette Roadster has been beautifully restored. believed to be 9300 original miles. numbers matching and has many options and features such as; 245 HP 283 V8 engine with dual quad carburetors. 4-speed transmission. Body-off restoration. Signet Red with Two Tone Paint. Solid Red Hard Top. White Soft Top. Red interior - Matching numbers. It runs great. looks great. with no problems found! Don't miss out on this beautiful collector C! Corvette!! VIN # J58S103959 (Break out Below) J -- Corvette 58 - Model Year S - St. Louis Assembly Plant 103959 - Car Serial # Corvette Options in 1958 Corvette Options in 1958 (Vehicle options on this 1958 ***) Code Description Quantity MSRP 867 Base Corvette Convertible *** 9 . 68 $3. 91. 00 101 Heater **** 8. 14 96. 85 102 AM Radio *** 6. 42 144. 45 107 Parking Brake Alarm *** 2. 83 5. 40 108 Courtesy Lights *** 4. 00 6. 50 109 Windshield Washers *** 3. 34 16. 15 276 Wheels 15x5. 5" *** 404 0. 00 290 Whitewall Tries *** 7. 28 31. 55 313 Powerglide Transmission 2. 57 188. 30 419 Auxiliary Hardtop *** 5. 07 215. 20 426 Power Windows 649 59. 20 440 Two Tone Paint *** 3. 22 16. 15 469 283ci 245hp Engine 2 4bbl. Carbs *** 2. 36 150. 65 469C 283ci 270hp Engine 2 4Bbl Carbs. 978 182. 95 473 Power Operated Folding Top 1. 90 139. 90 579 283ci 250hp Engine Fuel Injection 504 484. 20 579D 283ci 290 hp Engine Fuel Injection 1. 07 484. 20 677 Positraction Rear Axle 3. 70 327 48. 45 678 Positraction Rear Axle 4. 11 1. 72 48. 45 679 Positraction Rear Axle 4. 56 Unknown 48. 45 684 Heavy Duty Racing Suspension 51 780. 10 685 4 Speed Manual Transmission *** 664 215. 20 Colors Available in 1958 (Vehicle color on this 1958 ***) Exterior Quantity Soft Top Wheels Interior Charcoal 1. 31 Bk/W Silver Bg/C/R Snowcrest White 2. 77 Bk/W/Bg Silver Bg/C/R Silver Blue 2. 06 Bg/W Silver Bg/C Regal Turquoise 510 Bk/W Silver C Panama Yellow 455 Bk/W Silver C Signet Red *** 1. 99 Bk/W Silver C/R Black 493 Bk/W Silver C/R Silver 193 Bk/W Silver C/R Chevrolet Corvette (C1) Factory Specs The Chevrolet Corvette is the first generation of the sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors introduced late in the 1953 model year and produced through 1962. It is commonly referred to as the "solid-axle" generation. as the independent rear suspension did not appear until the 1963 Sting Ray. The Corvette was rushed into production for its debut model year to capitalize on the enthusiastic public reaction to the concept vehicle. but expectations for the new model were largely unfulfilled. Reviews were mixed and sales fell far short of expectations through the car's early years. The program was nearly canceled. but Chevrolet would ultimately stay the course. In 1958 the Corvette received new body designs with quad headlamps. a washboard hood featuring simulated louvers. twin decklid chrome strips and simulated front fender air scoops. Adding 2 inches to the width and 10 in length. amazingly the Corvette was little changed in weight with the base model weighing in at 2. 93lbs. Engine options continued to improve for 1958 as the fuel injected 283 now produced up to 290 hp. As did performance. sales continued to rise also with 9. 68 Corvettes produced in 1958. Design and engineering To keep costs down. GM executive Robert F. McLean mandated off-the-shelf mechanical components. and used the chassis and suspension design from the 1949-1954 Chevrolet passenger vehicles. The drivetrain and passenger compartment were moved rearward to achieve a 53/47 front-to-rear weight distribution. It had a 102-inch wheelbase. The engine was the same 235 CID inline six that powered all other Chevrolet models. but with a higher-compression ratio. three Carter side-draft carburetors. and a more aggressive cam. Output was 150 horsepower. Because there was currently no manual transmission available to Chevrolet rated to handle 150 HP. a two-speed Powerglide automatic was used. 0-60 mph time was 11. 5 seconds. To keep tooling costs in line. the body was made out of fiberglass instead of steel. During the last half of 1953. 300 Corvettes were to large degree hand-built on a makeshift assembly line that was installed in an old truck plant in Flint. Michigan while a factory was being prepped for a full-scale 1954 production run. The outer body was made out of then-revolutionary fiberglass material. selected in part because of quotas left over from the war which limited the availability of steel. A 55 degree raked windshield was made of safety glass. while the license plate holder was set back in the trunk. covered with a plastic window. Underneath the new body material were standard components from Chevrolet's regular car line. including the "Blue Flame" inline six-cylinder engine. two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. and drum brakes. The engine's output was increased however from a triple-carburetor system exclusive to the Corvette. but performance of the car was decidedly "lackluster". Compared to the British and Italian sports cars of the day. the Corvette lacked a manual transmission and required more effort to bring to a stop. but like their British competition. such as Morgan. was not fitted with roll-up windows; this would have to wait until sometime in the 1956 model year. A Paxton centrifugal supercharger became available in 1954 as a dealer-installed option. greatly improving the Corvette's straight-line performance. ut sales continued to decline. The Chevrolet division was GM's entry-level marque. Managers at GM were seriously considering shelving the project. leaving the Corvette to be little more than a footnote in automotive history. and would have done so if not for three important events. The first was the 1955 introduction of Chevrolet's first V8 engine since 1919. Late in the model year. the new 195 hp (145 kW) 265 small-block became available with a three-speed manual transmission. coupled to a 3. 55:1 axle ratio. the only one offered. The engine was fitted with a single 2366S WCFB four-barrel (four-choke) Carter carburetor. The combination turned the "rather anemic Corvette into a credible if not outstanding performer". The second was the influence of a Russian emigre in GM's engineering department. Zora Arkus-Duntov. The third factor in the Corvette's survival was Ford's introduction of the 1955 two-seat Thunderbird. which was billed as a "personal luxury car". not a sports car. Even so. the Ford-Chevrolet rivalry in those days demanded GM not appear to back down from the challenge. The original concept for the Corvette emblem incorporated an American flag into the design. but was changed well before production since associating the flag with a product was frowned upon. 1958-1960 1958 Corvette Convertible In an era of chrome and four headlamps. the Corvette succumbed to the look of the day. The 1958 model year and the four that followed all had the exposed four-headlamp treatment and prominent grills. but a faux-louvered hood and chrome trunk spears were unique to 1958. The interior and instruments were updated. including placing a tachometer directly in front of the driver. For the 1958 model only. an 8000 rpm tachometer was used rather than the 6000 and rpm units typical in 1955. Optional engine choices included two with twin carburetors (including a 270 hp (200 kW) model with Carter 2613 and 2614 WCFB four-barrels) and two with fuel injection. Power output for the highest rated fuel-injected engine was 290 hp (220 kW). Displacement remained 283 cu in (4. 6 l). For the first time. seat belts were factory-installed rather than being dealer-installed as on previous models. Rare options were RPO 684 heavy-duty brakes and suspension (144). RPO 579 250 hp engine (554). 15 by 5. 5 in (38 by 14 cm) wheels (404). 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