1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE RESTO-MOD CONVERTIBLE - 65776 Sold* at Las Vegas 2008 - Lot #788 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE RESTO-MOD CONVERTIBLE http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/65776/65776_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #788

1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE RESTO-MOD CONVERTIBLE

Auction Las Vegas 2008
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 788
Year 1958
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style RESTO-MOD CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN J58S106149
Exterior Color SILVER-BLUE
Interior Color SILVER-BLUE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 350
Transmission 6-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #788 - A one-of-a-kind 1958 Resto-Mod. A perfect blend of old and new that was just completed. Every effort was made to preserve the stock original appearance while incorporating a new LS2 powerplant with a Tremec 6-speed, power steering, power brakes, power windows, air conditioning, heated seats, iPod dock and more. The car began as an actual 1958. The chassis was modified with all new parts by Paul Newman with the bulk of construction and restoration completed by Greg Thurmon of GTS Customs. The design concept was to preserve a stock look without sacrificing modern conveniences, handling and ride. This blend was achieved by converting original gauges to work with the LS2, painting the car in the original color of Silver Blue, custom dying the leather to match the stock Silver Blue vinyl, adding custom stock appearance shift plate, converting the original radio to AM/FM and most notably having custom wheels created to duplicate the look of the 1958 hubcaps, scaling up the diameter to accommodate modern profile 55 series tires. Even a Corvette enthusiast will have to look twice before realizing this is not a bone stock Corvette. Over $225,000 is invested in the build.