For Sale at Auction: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Vehicle Description

This 1959 Chevrolet Corvette is the product of a complete ground-up restoration to meet NCRS standards. It has achieved two Top Flight Awards, a Performance Verification Award and the coveted Duntov Mark of Excellence with a final score of 98.6. The car was purchased in July 2010 from a gentleman who had owned it since 1971. It was in good restorable condition and retained the original paint. The options included 4-speed manual transmission, deluxe heater, Wonder Bar radio, parking brake alarm, courtesy light and folding top. After the car was purchased, local NCRS members were asked to examine the car and advise on its restoration. They strongly recommended a ground-up restoration to NCRS standards due to its good overall condition and the amount of original parts that were present. The project began in July 2010 and was completed it in April 2012. It was completely disassembled, about 75 pictures were taken and notes made documenting fasteners, inspection marks, etc. A body dolly was constructed out of 1.5-inch square tubing to use for body work and painting. All of the fasteners were sent out for replating, all chrome components were re-chromed and stainless parts polished. The 283/230hp 8-cylinder engine was sent out for machining and the current owner did the final assembly. The frame and all black steel parts were powder-coated in satin black for a lasting restoration. The bodywork was completed and PPG DDL Acrylic Lacquer (as originally used in 1959) was used for top-coating. The paint was carefully cut and buffed to replicate the original finish, showing some degree of orange peel. Out of a possible 350 points only one point was ever deducted for paint. This Corvette has approximately 200 miles since the completion of its restoration. **SOLD AS A PAIR WITH LOT #1419**

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1445583
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:WHITE
  • Interior Color:RED
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:132627
  • VIN:J59S109556

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Barrett-Jackson Auctions
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260