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1959 Chevrolet Corvette

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auction € 90,000 - 105,000


This classic car is for sale on Catawiki. To have more information or to place a bid click on the "BID NOW" button. .Do not miss this opportunity and become the new owner of this very unique and timeless classic Corvette convertible! This is a NO RESERVE PRICE AUCTION.

The grooves on the bonnet and the chrome stripping on the boot lid disappeared in this year. The interior has had a number of improvements in terms of readability of the gauges and armrests were moved to allow for more elbow space. 1959 was also the penultimate year with these beautiful rear lights and the chrome 'teeth' in the grille which disappeared permanently in 1961 from the Corvette design. This makes the 1958-1960 one of the most sought after Corvette models. Production rose slightly to 9,670 units.

This car starts straight away, idles nicely, accelerates powerfully and shifts smoothly through all gears. The Corvette engine with 350HP provides enough power! Originally delivered as Fuelie (1/745), this makes this car very sought after amongst collectors and enthusiasts.

The car also has a hardtop (only a small percentage of Corvette C1s were supplied with one). The soft top needs reupholstering (the frame is there).

The 'Red' interior still looks very fresh as seen in the pictures, the Corvette still looks good in its Roman red coat. The car has whitewall tyres with good tread for the right look.

Corvettes from 1959 are rarely offered. So don’t wait too long and grab this opportunity to become the proud new owner of this beautiful piece of American history!

Technical information:

Chevrolet Corvette C1 327CI V8 Convertible - 1959

Brand: Chevrolet type: Corvette C1 327CI V8 Convertible Year of manufacture: 1959 Colour: Two-tone Engine and power: 327CI V8 350 HP Fuel: petrol Transmission: manual (3-speed) Odometer reading: 00061 miles Number of keys: 1 Margin: Yes (already imported to the Netherlands, VAT and import duties have been paid in full) Documents / registration: USA title and European import document VIN: J59S100255

OPTIONS: - Chrome-plated front bumper - Chrome-plated grille - Chrome-plated hubcaps - Chrome-plated mirrors - Chrome-plated rear bumper - Detachable hardtop - Dual exhaust - Leather upholstery - Leather seats - Original rims - Radio - Revolution counter - Whitewall tyres - 8000 RPM Tach - Fuelie Air Clean Mount

NOTE: - The chrome is in neat condition except for some pitting on the grille teeth (see photo) - The trim has some minor little dents (see photos)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: - It needs a new soft top (frame included) - Older (about 20 years old) frame-off restoration. - Ex 'fuelie' (Fuel Injection Car (1/745)) - Very early production (255/9,670)

The car can be viewed and picked up in Schiedam, the Netherlands. All technical inspections, test drives, and viewings are possible prior to placing a bid. You may contact the auctioneer in case you have any questions.

Find this original car listing at Classic Driver