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NEW STOCK! 1959 Chevrolet C1 Corvette For Sale $245,000

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Price
$245,000
Location
Gold Coast
Year
1959
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Body Style
Convertible
Engine
283 V8
Transmission
4 speed manual
Exterior Colour
Roman Red
Interior Colour
Red
VIN
J59S103XXX
Stock #
783199

This is a beautiful example of a complete nut and bolt professionally restored 1959 Corvette. The car was purchased by the current owner in 2012 as a nice complete driver car from the US and imported to Australia. After using the car sparingly for the first 18 months, the decision was made to take the car to the next level and perform a full restoration. The car was taken off the road for a complete restoration by Tunex here on the Gold Coast.

When the car arrived from the US it was running a 327ci engine instead of the original 283ci V8. After much searching both here and overseas a correct casting code 283ci Corvette specific V8 was sourced and fully rebuilt to original specifications. A new Quadrajet carburettor was also sourced for the car. Everything in the engine bay has been replaced or restored to a high original standard. The original generator was pulled apart and converted to a alternator internals for reliability while maintaining the original look. The car runs its original 4 speed gearbox which was pulled apart and refreshed with new bearings and seals. A new clutch was also put in the car at this time. For safety, the original drum brakes have been replaced with power boosted disks on the front end. The original drums and uprights to suit are available with the car to the buyer.

The body was stripped back of its original paintwork and smoothed before being professionally coated in the original red colour with contrasting white coves. The paintwork on the car is near flawless and would suit a very fussy buyer. Likewise, the chrome was all replated, the bars and trims are straight without any pitting or dents and shine as brightly as they did when the car was new. Fit and finish on the body is extremely good, the doors open and close nice and smooth without dropping at all. The windscreen glass is new as is the top on the car which is white vinyl to match the coves.

Inside again is near flawless in presentation. The paintwork on the dash is perfect as are the gauges which have all been completely restored and refinished. The trim is unmarked throughout and all of the chrome details shine like new. Colour coded period correct lap seatbelts are fitted to the car for safety. The car sits on the original set of steel wheels with radial wide white wall tyres and a set of perfect factory hubcaps.

This is one of the most desirable Corvette models and has been beautifully restored to a factory standard with only very minor and well hidden reliability and safety upgrades. The fit and finish of the car is second to none and the car is kept in a climate controlled “Carcoon” which is available to the purchaser upon sale. If you are a fussy buyer and want one of the nicest classic Corvette’s available on the market this is one to strongly consider.

NEW STOCK DROPS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AND THE DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8AM TO 2PM. OTHERWISE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FOR GENUINE VEHICLE INQUIRIES/INSPECTIONS TUESDAY TO SATURDAY ALL OTHER TIMES, PLEASE CALL LOCKY MCCANN WITH INQUIRIES OR TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO VIEW ON 0403935488

GOT A CLASSIC CAR TO CONSIGN OR SELL? PLEASE CONTACT BEN ATKINSON ON 0416407540

Located at 2 Palings Court, Nerang on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Inspections by appointment only. We are also practising social distancing so please be mindful of the 1.5m rule.

PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle is being sold on consignment, consignment vehicles are sold as is without registration unless otherwise stated and there is no cooling off period or warranty expressed written or implied by the consignee. Information is provided to us by the consignee and is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgement solely.

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