West Coast Classics is proud to present an exceptional survivor example of this mostly all original and completely rust free 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with it's believed to be original 283cid/270HP 2 x 4 barrels V8 engine with correct date correct casting # 3756519 & date code A 12 9 & assembly stamp F203CU. The car also has a date correct T10 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 the car boasts a Positraction rear end. The car will be sold with service history and records .
The car boasts what appears to be an accident free body with original bonding strips intact and with original chrome and which is finished in Corvette correct 'Inca Silver with White Coves' with a Black interior and it's original factory 'White' soft top and it's original factory 'Inca Silver' hardtop. 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 fiberglass floors. The car has American mag wheels and the Black interior was replaced with the seat covers, door panels and Daytona carpet all consequently in great shape. The dash pad was replaced and gauges were rebuilt. The car has it's original chrome factory shifter and original White convertible soft top. Please note that the car has an aftermarket radio.
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:
Inca Silver with White coves - 220 produced - with Black interior Base Corvette Convertible $3,875 Heater $102 AM Radio Wonderbar $149 (Replaced) Parking Brake Alarm $5 Courtesy Light $6 Windshield Washers $16 Sunshades $10 Whitewall tires $31 Auxiliary Hardtop with folding top $236 White folding top $ Two-Tone Paint $16 270HP engine with 2x4BBL carbs (1 of 1,846 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 1,362 built) $48 4 Speed manual transmission $188 Standard brakes
The car boasts the optional 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 4,175 with 4 speed manual transmission. The engine number is F203CU 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 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 great daily driving and obviously never abused example of a 1959 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 example of this legendary car! A sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American car collector!