This 1959 Chevrolet Corvette remained with a single owner for 40 years before being acquired as a project by the seller in 2019. It retains a 283ci V8 and two-speed automatic transmission, though both will need to be rebuilt or replaced. The car is finished in white over turquoise and is equipped with a matching hardtop, chrome aftermarket wheels, and an AM/FM/8-track radio. This C1 Corvette is now offered as a non-running project with a selection of spare parts and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

No Reserve: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Project

The fiberglass body is finished in white with color-matched coves, and closeups of the finish, trim, and lenses are presented in the photo gallery below. One of the upper-fender molding strips is missing, though two spare moldings wrapped in GM packaging are included in the sale. The passenger-side window exhibits several cracks, as shown in the gallery below.

Chrome 15” wheels have been added at each corner and wear Fisk Edition thin-whitewall radial tires. No soft top is present, though a matching hardtop is included and shown in the gallery below. The video attached above features a walk around of the exterior.

No Reserve: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Project

The seats have been reupholstered, though the rest of the turquoise interior is said to require attention. Closeups in the gallery below show the dash trim, carpeting, door panels, and other areas, including cracking on the rim of the ivory-colored steering wheel and deterioration of the grab bar covering. An AM/FM 8-track player has been added to the console, and an uninstalled Wonder Bar radio accompanies the sale. A removed set of visors is also included.

No Reserve: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Project

Instrumentation includes a semicircular 160-mph speedometer and a central 7k-rpm tachometer pod flanked by gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, amperage, and oil pressure. The five-digit odometer shows 56,500 miles, though true mileage is unknown. The car has not been driven during current ownership due to its mechanical state.

No Reserve: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Project

The carbureted 283ci V8 is paired with a floor-shifted, two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. According to the seller, both the engine and transmission will need to be rebuilt. A January 1959 date code is shown cast on the transmission tail housing in the gallery below.

No Reserve: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Project

The suspension system features hydraulic shock absorbers all around with a coil-sprung independent front setup and semi-elliptical leaf springs out back. Two uninstalled shock absorbers are included among spare parts shown in the gallery below. The hydraulic braking system utilizes drums all around. Additional underside photos are also provided in the gallery.

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