Buyavette.net, a Corvette super-showroom out of Atlanta, Georgia, presents this neatly-restored, ’59 Corvette convertible.
The early ‘Vette is by far one of the cleanest that we’ve seen, the original Roman Red paint and white convertible top offering an overwhelming, “Fabulous-Fifties” blast from the past like only certain, ’50s-model Chevys can. The car, as it currently stands, has good-to-excellent condition paint, and all of the ‘Vette’s chrome seems to be clean and intact, though moderate-to-severe scratches, patina and pitting can be found in certain places throughout the chrome.
The ‘Vette has red, vinyl interior, and is a fully-documented car with 59,673 original miles recorded. The car’s original, 170-horse 283 and 4-speed are intact, and the engine’s casting number, 3794226, corresponds to a 1958-63 283 engine that would’ve been installed in a Chevy passenger car or truck. The motor’s casting date also corresponds with the late 1962 calendar year, and the ‘Vette’s stamp pad reveals a “D” suffix, which corresponds with the 170-185bhp, 283 option for Chev’s passenger cars and trucks from 1958-60.
The factory-correct 283 under the hood of this ’59 ‘Vette convertible wears a pair of pre-1967, 350 horse-style Corvette valve covers made from aluminum. Other parts that have been replaced on the early ‘Vette include the gas tank, sending unit and floor mats, and the frame appears to be solid with no rust.
All together, this ’59 Vette is ready to roll and is in desperate search for an early-’Vette enthusiast who would be willing to give the ride a new home.