For Sale: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette in Charlotte, North Carolina

$117,900  

Vehicle Description

If you're a Chevrolet aficionado, it doesn't get much better than owning a first-generation Corvette. That's because, regardless of year, every C1 shares a connection to the car that started a now legendary brand. To this very day, 1953-62 Corvettes are highly desirable collectables that continue to be some of the most sought after cars on the planet. And this sweet roadster, a fully sorted, professionally built resto-mod, is a perfect example of why. With a hot LT1/6-speed drivetrain and attractive black on red aesthetics, it's an excellent tribute to the golden age of Americana. And if you're looking for a unique classic that you can drive, show off and watch appreciate, it's the timeless head turner you've been patiently waiting for!

CURVES FOR THE CURVES

Clean, classy and ready to roll, this contoured roadster's curvaceous body was massaged back to life during a detailed, professional restoration. Like most C1s, the car was originally assembled at GM's new-for-1954 St. Louis manufacturing facility. And, like most restored C1s, its fit and finish presents much better now than it did 63 years ago. In fact, judging by the looks of this Chevy's smooth fuselage, there's no evidence it has ever seen any kind of catastrophic damage. And today, layered in a glossy combination of Tuxedo Black and Inca Silver two-stage, the car rolls as one spectacular classic that's superbly detailed.

1958 to 1962 was a banner era for the Corvette, as Chevrolet wanted to prove its new flagship could run with the best cars in the world while retaining classic style that would eventually bear an American icon. At the front of this polished and refinished drop-top, a toothy grille centers a low tag frame between chrome-trimmed headlights, a translucent header roundel and chrome-trimmed parking lamps. At the sides of that grille, intricate bumpers bend around chrome-trimmed fenders that are detailed with small cross-flags, finned cove inserts and color-keyed LT-1 scripts. Between those fenders, a '58-exclusive hood leads the eye to polished wipers, chip-free glass and a custom Boyd Coddington top that shades a custom Boyd Coddington Speedster Deck Lid. At the back of that hood, traditional mirrors reflect traditional door handles and professionally widened quarters. And at the back of the car, a flowing decklid hangs a second Corvette roundel and '58-exclusive trunk spears between chrome bumpers and flush, chrome-trimmed taillights.

A CORVETTE OF A DIFFERENT ERA

If you think the exterior of this classic is impressive, you're going to LOVE what's under its hood! Sourced directly from a fourth-generation Corvette, the car's high performance LT1 is widely regarded as one of the best small blocks ever produced. At the front of the "LT1" branded mill, a polished serpentine drive spins a polished alternator and lucid power steering. Impressive carbon fiber air tubes feed a polished throttle body. Once air enters that body, it flows through a factory intake, which feeds GM-spec heads and GM-spec internals. High-octane fossils are provided by modern fuel injection. Fire is sourced through familiar Taylor plug wires. Spent gases exit through coated GM manifolds. And cooling comes courtesy of a big radiator that's backed by two electric puller fans. Visually, not a detail was missed under this Chevy's body-matched bonnet. Niceties such as polished breathers, polished valve covers, carbon fiber fuel rail covers and a polished power steering reservoir provide just the right amount of flash to give the engine a clean, finished look. And the smooth small block fires right up, idles perfectly and accelerates like a modern sports car.

A CORVETTE OF A DIFFERENT ERA: PART 2

Flip this C1 upside down and you'll find glossy floor tubs that are a solid testament to years of weekend-only miles. The modern motor spins an equally modern BorgWarner T56 6-speed. That kit rides a proven fourth-generation Corvette suspension. At the front of that chassis, power rack-and-pinion steering makes quick work of sharp turns. At the corners of that chassis, power-assisted fourth-generation Corvette calipers squeeze a quartet of drilled and slotted rotors. Exhaust is managed by coated, true-dual pipes, which bark through an H-shaped crossover and coated Edelbrock mufflers. And power meets the pavement through attractive ZR-1-style wheels, which spin 255/45ZR17 BF Goodrich Comp T/As in front of 315/35ZR17 BF Goodrich Comp T/As.

TRADITION WITH A FEW TWISTS

In keeping with this roadster's high performance theme, interior outfitting remains tasteful and minimal. The car's thick vinyl buckets are an excellent place to spend the weekend. Black, fade-free carpet is protected by contrasting floor mats. A stylish, two-tone dash sweeps a factory speedo over a crisp VDO tach and clean VDO accessory gauges. An old school Wonder Bar radio shades controls for a modern Alpine CD Changer, which funnels tunes through a series of modern speakers. Flowing door panels center long armrests in front of power-assisted windows. The driver feels the road through a speed-drilled steering wheel and a fourth-generation Corvette shifter. And a fully carpeted trunk hides the aforementioned CD Changer.

A highly desirable drop-top that wraps a professional, ground-up restoration around a hot V8 and modern 6-speed, this slick Corvette has a little something for everyone. And what's better: it's exactly the kind of classic that provides endless fun on the highway and celebrity status in the parking lot. Where else can you get such an excellent combination of style, performance and investment potential? Don't miss this opportunity to experience a stellar piece of American history!

HIGHLIGHTS

Timeless first-generation Corvette resto-mod that's the product of a professional restoration

5.7 liter GM LT1 V8

6-speed manual transmission - BorgWarner T56

Power rack-and-pinion steering

C4 Corvette suspension

C4 Corvette 4-wheel power disc brakes upgraded with drilled and slotted rotors

Tastefully modified body with Tuxedo Black and Inca Silver paint

Red vinyl interior with modern audio

Custom Boyd Coddington Speedster Deck Lid and convertible top

17-inch ZR-1-style wheels

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • 1958 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID:CC-1479137
  • Price:$117,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1958
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Odometer:1100
  • Stock Number:136976
  • VIN:J58S102102

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RK Motors Charlotte
7600 Statesville Road
Suite H
Charlotte, NC 28269