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SOLD! 1959 Chevy C1 Corvette

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Injected TPI small block
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1959 Chevy Corvette

TPI injected small block, T5 5 speed manual, disc brake front, electronic power steering and posi traction rear end!

This car was found in South Australia as a part-completed project back after being imported back in 2005. What it consisted of was a chassis, most of the bodywork and a few other items including a rebuilt original posi-traction differential that had already been powder-coated… from there it underwent a total restoration.

Purchased without and engine or gearbox left the owner a few different ways to go. The options were a stock or go fun and the decision was made to build a Corvette that looked pretty stock but with some subtle performance mods.

The owner/builder is a toolmaker by trade so he was very involved in this build but took near enough to eight years to build from go to wo.

His first task was to get the body together and he bought another trailer load of parts including some doors and fortunately the car came with a new front clip… it’s a 59 Vette but the more desirable and interchangeable 58 wash board bonnet, 9 tooth grill and 58 boot lid chrome was added so it’s dressed as a 58.

There was no roof with the car, so the owner imported a soft-top and it is in as new condition, a used hardtop was also imported and cost a small fortune even though it was very second-hand… it has also been restored and accompanies the sale and would have be a $10,000 exercise on it’s own.

The drive line is made up of a ‘tuned port’ (injected) generation engine with a manual trans purchased as a front cut of a Camaro with a T5 five-speed gearbox. The five-speed checked out fine but the engine got a rebuild as a precaution before the install.

The dash restoration looks great and the seat trim was done to be more comfortable and sportier, while this era of car doesn’t need seat belts the owner fitted a nice snug set of harnesses as opposed to an over the shoulder belt required at the time.

At the time of the build all the suspension was replaced, which gives it a nice tight feel and a disc brake conversion was done to the front of the car with an adjustable brake bias you can adjust to your own feel… it has also had electronic power steering added and has an electric solenoid bonnet release.

All done and finished it’s ended up being 218hp at the wheels on the dyno, which is plenty for a something that weighs around 1200 kilos.

Selling on consignment, consignment cars are sold without, registration, warranty and without a cooling off period. Qld registration can be arranged but not inclusive of this sale.

Located at SEVEN82MOTORS Classic’s, Lowriders & Muscle cars, specializing in Australian & American car sales and available to view in the showroom at 132 Spencer Road, Nerang on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

To Buy, Sell or Consign, please call us on 0755 966 566 or 0416407540 with inquires.

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