1958 Chevrolet Corvette$49,995

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Price: $49,995
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Lithia Springs, GA
Price Analysis: Good Deal, 44.0 % below market avg. What's this?
1958 Corvettes have a special appeal for fans of the fiberglass. Perhaps its the fact that the 50s were ending and taking with them a special time in our history. Perhaps its the newly introduced quad headlights or the brightwork that were somehow exactly right for this model. Whatever the causeand#44; this 1958 Corvette deserves a place in your collection simply because its the ideal combination of charisma and performance in a ready-to-drive package that rejects trailers and wants to hit the road.<br /> <br /> Roman Red with white side covesand#44; is there anything more purely American than this Vette? Detailing on these cars is exquisite and you can see why theyre so popular just by looking over all the little things that add up to such a great look. The toothy grilleand#44; the slender gills in the side covesand#44; and the unique faux louvers on the hoodand#44; all of it makes this Corvette something for the ages. The fact that the restoration was rather well done certainly helpsand#44; and even though it was completed quite a few years agoand#44; it still looks great when youre rushing down your favorite country road. The fiberglass is in good condition with no signs of major repairsand#44; the doors fit welland#44; and the only notable demerit is a small crack in the hood where someone got a little over-zealous when slamming it. Nothing to worry aboutand#44; just a vintage Vette thats been driven as intended. The chrome is in very good shapeand#44; and even though this is just a 2-seater theres quite a bit of itand#44; which gives the car that highly detailed 1950s look that everyone loves. <br /> <br /> Functional interiors were a Corvette hallmark from the beginningand#44; and this 58 sports comfortable black buckets that are neatly integrated into the overall design. The seat covers were replaced recentlyand#44; the door panels are wonderfully ornateand#44; and only the carpets are showing signs of ageand#44; which isnt surprising in an open-topped roadster. A centrally-mounted tachometer shows you that by 1958and#44; the Corvette guys were serious about performance and the dash-mounted rear-view mirror is just plain cool. The center stack hosts the heater controlsand#44; a clockand#44; and original Wonder-Bar AM radioand#44; which has been upgraded with iPod connectivity so you can enjoy modern sounds with the retro look. The shifter is a later model unit that might look unusualand#44; but its linked to a TH350 3-speed automaticand#44; so its a lot more responsive than the original PowerGlide. And for a Corvetteand#44; the trunk is downright spaciousand#44; with plenty of room for luggage on that dream road trip. This car also includes a removable hardtop in whiteand#44; which gives it the perfect finishing touch.<br /> <br /> Power comes from a correct 283 cubic inch V8and#44; which makes all the right sounds and delivers crisp performance. It certainly looks right in the older Vetteand#44; wearing finned cast aluminum valve covers with Corvette scriptand#44; a classic louvered air cleanerand#44; and chrome ignition shieldand#44; not to mention some Chevy Orange paint. A modern alternator is a nice upgrade for reliabilitys sakeand#44; and the aftermarket A/C system was tucked away on the side to almost keep it out of sight. Rams horn exhaust manifolds help control heat and noiseand#44; critical in a car made of plasticand#44; and feed a great-sounding Flowmaster dual exhaust system. The underside is ideal for driving because it hasnt been over-restoredand#44; and the thought of putting this car on a trailer seems ridiculous. Fat 225/70/15 blackwall radials on Eagle Alloy wheels alter the look just enough to get noticed.<br /> <br /> A great C1 Corvette at a reasonable price. Not an investment in anything but funand#44; youll always find an excuse to take it out for a drive. Call today!