West Coast Classics is proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this mostly all original and completely rust free 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with it's believed to be original matching # 283cid/245HP 2 x 4 barrels V8 engine with casting # 3756519 date code K 21 8 and assembly stamp F1211CT. The car has a 4 speed manual transmission with the correct dual quad air cleaner, upper and lower ignition shielding, correct radiator, hoses and clamps, correct tach drive generator and original washer bottle. The car will be sold complete with original owner's manual.
Finished in Corvette correct 'Tuxedo Black with Silver Coves' with a matching Black interior and Black convertible soft top. All new chrome and exterior bright work, stainless and body emblems and newer body weather stripping. Straight and beautiful body with all bonding strips intact.
The car has matching Black seats with the seat covers, door panels and dash pad all in very good condition including new Daytona carpet. The car has a factory 4 speed transmission and shifter, factory gauges and a period correct Chevy radio. It has factory wheels and hubcaps on correct bias ply Whitewall tires. We understand that the original factory options of the car included: original 'WonderBar Radio', courtesy light, windshield washers, sunshades, whitewall tires, auxiliary hardtop, optional CT code 245HP/283 ci engines with 2x4 carb, 4 speed manual transmission and metallic brakes and that there was a total production of only 1,417 245CID/270HP (2x4 carb) engines and only 4,175 with 4 speed manual transmission. The engine number is F1211CT which would be correct for the car. The floor boards, trunk are completely solid and the undercarriage 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 car looks extremely impressive in it's repainted two-tone 'Tuxedo Black with Silver Coves' color paint and the matching interior is in exceptional and mostly completely original condition with only very minor imperfections noticeable upon very close inspection. All the chromework has been rechromed and the original spare wheel with it's jack is in the trunk. The 283/245HP (CT 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 great daily driving and never abused example of an always garaged and beautifully restored 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster in very fine condition throughout with it's highly desirable 283CID/245HP 2x4 barrel engine! This is a very rare and highly desirable and collectible 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 245HP 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 example of this legendary car! A sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American car collector!