West Coast Classics is proud to present an exceptional and very rare example of this mostly all original and completely rust free 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with a matching #'s 283cid/290HP fuel injected V8 engine matched to a 4 speed manual transmission, heavy duty big brakes and boasting both soft top & hard top.
VIN # J58S104779
Rare, 1 of 144 produced with Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension.
West Coast car, stored indoors since 1994 in WA State.
Recently acquired from long time previous owner.
Matching #s 283/290 hp, fuel injected engine.
Casting number 3737739.
Date code B 7 8.
Engine pad stamp F211CS.
X58 heads, cast number 3748770.
4 speed manual transmission, with Hurst shifter linkage.
4.11:1 rear end.
Fuel injection number 7014900.
Front big brakes and drums, vented backing plates, air scoops, elephant trunk air vents are all in place, as is the quick steering adaptor. Rear vented backing plates are intact missing original rear drums. Rear air vent ducts are intact as is the rocker panel ducting.
Engine has just been rebuilt by 'American Expertise'.
Fuel injection system was also repaired and dialed in.
Rebuilt braking system.
Rebuilt factory '58 gauges. Detailed engine compartment. Runs and drives great.
Optioned with Heater, Wonderbar radio, 5.5 wheels, Dog dish hub caps, Heavy Duty Brakes and suspension with quick steering, Hard top and Soft Top.
'Panama Yellow' with White cove paint. Very presentable and above average driver quality paint. Some very minor imperfections and touch ups.
Very nice body with bonding strips intact.
Chrome and stainless are in great shape as are the exterior emblems and bezels.
Weather stripping is in good shape.
Very nice and full detailed, rust free under carriage with original natural fiberglass floors.
51/2 inch steel wheels with dog dish hub caps and black wall bias ply tires.
Black interior. Seat covers, door panels and carpet are in great shape.
Restored original soft top frame with new weather stripping and new vinyl soft top.
Hard top is in great shape with fresh paint.
Glass is in very good condition.
Factory 58 gauges which were all gone through and recalibrated.
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 283/290HP fuel injection (CS 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 very rare and desirable and obviously never abused example of a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Fuelie Roadster in very fine & mostly all original condition throughout with the highly desirable 283CID/290HP F.I. 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 mathcing #'s F.I. engine and Big Brakes, 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 example of this legendary car! A sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American car collector!