West Coast Classics is proud to present an exceptional and beautifully restored example of this mostly all original and completely rust free 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with it's believed to be original 283cid/270HP 2 x 4 barrels V8 engine with correct date correct casting # 3737739 & date code B 24 8 & assembly stamp F226CU. The car also has a date correct T10 BW 4 speed manual transmission dated 12/31 with the tail shaft dated 1/6/58. The Positraction rear end is dated J217 and stamped AH 1108 with 3.70:1 gears. The engine has restored carbs and the correct dual quad air cleaner, upper and lower ignition shielding, correct radiator, hoses and clamps & correct tach drive generator.
The car boasts what appears to be an accident free body with original bonding strips intact and with re-chromed bumpers and which is finished in Base/Clear coat Corvette correct 'Snowcrest White with Silver Blue Coves' matched to a 'Silver Blue' interior and it's original factory 'Snowcrest White' hardtop. The car was ordered Soft Top delete. The car has all an all new windshield and windshield weatherstripping with the windshield posts having been re-chromed. As stated this car has a phenomenally straight and beautiful original body with all bonding strips intact. The under carriage is very original with bare natural fiberglass floors. The car has factory wheels and hubcaps with Whitewall radial tires and the 'Silver Blue' interior was restored with new seat covers, dash pad, door panels and Daytona carpet and is all consequently in as new condition throughout. The car has it's original chrome factory short shifter, new emblems and lights.
The car has a factory 4 speed transmission and shifter, rebuilt factory gauges and a period correct Chevy AM radio. We understand that the original factory options of the car included:
Base Corvette Convertible $3,591
AM Radio Wonderbar $144
Courtesy Light $6
Windshield Washers $16
Whitewall tires $31
Auxiliary Hardtop with no soft top $N/C
Two-Tone Paint $16
270HP engine with 2x4BBL carbs (1 of 978 built); 9.5:1 compression, high lift special camshaft, highspeed valve system with mechanical valve lifters, finned aluminum rocker covers, notched pistons; $182
Positraction Rear Axle with 3.70:1 (1 of 1,123 built) $48
4 Speed manual transmission $215
The car boasts it's original and optional very desirable CU code 270HP/283 ci engines with 2x4 carb, 4 speed manual transmission and metallic brakes and that there was a total production of only 3,764 with 4 speed manual transmission. The engine number is F226CU which would be correct for the car. The floor boards, trunk are completely solid and the undercarriage frame is rust - free and the car has had no signs of any accidents - obviously an always garaged and cherished car since new from the looks of it!
The 283/270HP (CU code) engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a stunning and beautifully restored and great daily driving and obviously never abused example of a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster in very fine mostly all original condition throughout with the highly desirable 283CID/270HP 2x4 barrel engine! This is a very rare and highly desirable unabused example of one of the outstanding GM designs of the fifties, the 1958-60 Corvette was a bulkier extension of the 1956-57 design with rather more ornate styling based on previous themes! With this 2470HP engine with twin 4 bbl carbs and a 4 speed manual transmission, this is one very desirable car for any Corvette enthusiast to own or simply a wonderful opportunity for any classic American car collector who desires to own a very honest and unabused fully restored example of this legendary car! A sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American car collector!