1958 Chevrolet Corvette
Serial Number J58S108089
For sale is this mostly unrestored 1958 Chevrolet Corvette. I am helping my friend sell this vehicle. The Corvette is thought to have originated in Missouri. My friend, Harold, is the retired Sheriff of Copiah County, Ms. He was helping a fellow who was then the owner of the ’58. This gentleman (then about 90 and now deceased) had bought the car in 1972 from a new car dealer in Missouri. It was on that dealer’s used car lot. For the next 47 years the car resided at this gentleman’s shop in Georgetown, Ms. Harold bought the car in 2019.
The Corvette, one of only 9158 manufactured in 1958 had had very little use in the last 10 years. The mileage then was 107201 and now is 107406. Harold needed to do some work to get the car running again. He did the following: new exhaust from the manifolds back; new gas tank and lines; new fuel pump; new brakes with new shoes. Wheel cylinders, master cylinder, and all brake lines; rebuilt the carburetor; new plugs and wires; cleaned out the radiator; serviced engine and transmission. Some of he chrome on the front end of the car was missing and this was sourced and replaced at a cost of $2k+. New Al Knoch seat covers were installed with new seat cushions and new carpet was installed. The door panels are the originals. The engine, transmission and rear end were serviced. The Corvette, other than that previously described is pretty much original. Some years ago the car was painted white. It previously was Royal Turquoise Blue. The current paint is nice; not perfect but nice.
The engine in the car is not the original engine. It is a 283ci engine thought to a 1959 block. We know nothing of the original engine. The parts number for the intake manifold is 3746828. The car has a 2 speed Powerglide automatic transmission. It is easy to drive and shifts very smoothly. The car has both tops although the canvas for the convertible top was no good and was tossed. The car cranks, starts, drives, and stops very well. It is an excellent driver.
All of the lights work; the tachometer needs a cable; the speedometer works and do all of the instruments. The radio does not work (but can be rebuilt). The chrome is acceptable for this 60+ year old car. The glass is good. The car in not restored and has 60+ years of road grime on the bottom It has that dirt and grime but no rust.
These early C1 Corvettes are in demand. Original examples like this one are especially rare. The vehicle is located just outside of Crystal Springs, Ms. which is about 25 miles south of Jackson, Ms. (which is located at the intersection of Interstate 20 and 55) and can be seen and inspected and driven there. We have more photos that we can provide. Direct any questions or requests to Mike Martin at 601-906-1196 and/or [email protected]