1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE - 161249 Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #1305 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/161249/161249_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1305   1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Auction Scottsdale 2014
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Status Sold
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Lot 1305
Year 1958
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN J58S106149
Exterior Color BLUE
Interior Color BLUE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 350
Transmission 6-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #1305 - A one-of-a-kind 1958 Resto-Mod with 350cid V8 LS2, 6-speed manual transmission and 643 miles since completion. A unique blend of old and new that was completed a few years ago. Every effort was made to preserve the stock original appearance while incorporating a new LS2 powerplant with a Tremec 6-speed transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, air conditioning, heated seats, iPod dock and much more. The chassis was modified with all new parts by Paul Newman with the bulk of construction and restoration completed by Greg Thurman of GTS Customs. The design concept was to preserve a stock look without sacrificing modern conveniences, handling and ride. The 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 appearing shift plate, converting the original radio to AM/FM and most notably having custom wheels created to duplicate the look of the 1958 hubcaps while scaling up the diameter to accommodate a modern 55 profile tires. Even the best Corvette enthusiast will have to look twice before realizing this is not a stock Corvette. This car comes from a private collection and stays at a comfortable 74 degrees year-round. This Corvette has been enjoyed for a mere 643 miles since completed.
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