1959 CUSTOM DOWNS BODY CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE - 182116 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #1286 1959 CUSTOM DOWNS BODY CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/182116/182116_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #1286

1959 CUSTOM DOWNS BODY CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1286
Year 1959
Make CUSTOM
Model
Style DOWNS BODY CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 59CR00128
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color TAN
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 350
Transmission 6-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #1286 - Absolutely no expense spared build. PPG Street Nationals award winner. Resto-Mod 1959 Downs body Corvette, the goal was to maintain the Corvette's Reubenesque contours while sweeping them clean of any interruption details. Billet Specialties Rail wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagles, behind which are brightly finished Corvette C4 brakes with slotted and cross-drilled rotors. The smoothed engine compartment is home to a brand new LS1 Corvette small block V8 pushing north of 400hp backed by a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission and driving a Billet Specialties serpentine belt accessory drive system. The car is built on a full custom tube chassis using C4 independent front suspension and a 9" Ford rear end with coilover shocks providing the dampening. The custom interior showcases the skilled workmanship and creative design of Dave Schober, who matched the smoothed and painted surfaces with hand-stitched white upholstery on the door panels, seats, kick panels and shifter boot, the diamond tufted seat and door inserts are a trick extra touch. A custom console with Hurst shifter, Auto Meter classic gauges, Vintage Air and billet controls round out the interior appointments. Everything about this car is custom. 2014 Detroit Autorama Best in Show winner.
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