I had the pleasure of meeting the seller and grabbing some photos of this beautiful C1, these photos do not do it justice, this is a very nice 59 that has been lovingly cared for by its owner.... Micheal Svoboda is the COO of Driveway Deals and has a love for corvettes since middle school when he seen a 63 Split Window going through restoration.
1959 Corvettes have a special appeal for fans of the fiberglass. Perhaps it’s the fact that the ’50s were ending and taking with them a special time in our history. Perhaps it’s the quad headlights or the brightwork that were somehow exactly right for this model. Whatever the cause, this 1959 Corvette deserves a place in your collection simply because it’s the ideal combination of charisma and performance. This is a private seller car out of a personal collection of outstanding high-end Corvettes. The owner purchased the car after it was restored and has owned it for over 30 years and has meticulously taken care of this car.
Roman Red with white side coves – is there anything more purely American than this ‘Vette? Detailing on these cars is exquisite and you can see why they’re so popular just by looking over all the little things that add up to such a great look. The toothy grille, the slender “gills” in the side coves, and the beautiful emblems on the nose and tail that are miniature works of art, all of it makes this Corvette something for the ages. The fact that the restoration was rather well done certainly helps, and even though it was completed a few years ago, it still looks great when you’re rushing down your favorite country road. The fiberglass is in good condition, the doors fit well. The chrome was all refinished, and even though this is just a 2-seater, there’s quite a bit of it, all of which is in excellent condition. This is one great-looking Corvette!
Flashy was in style in the 1950s, which certainly explains the bright two-tone red and white upholstery. The seat covers and carpets were replaced during the restoration, and everything is pretty much the way the factory intended. The center stack hosts the heater controls, a clock, and original radio, A 4-speed manual gearbox makes this Corvette a joy to rip through the gears without fear of missing a shift. And for a Corvette, the trunk is downright spacious, with plenty of room for luggage on that dream road trip.
Power comes from a 1967 Corvette’s 327 cubic inch V8, a neat fit in the ’59’s engine bay thanks to the longevity of the Chevy small block. It certainly looks right in the older ‘Vette, wearing gorgeous cast aluminum valve covers with ‘Corvette’ script, a classic louvered air cleaner, and chrome ignition shield, not to mention some Chevy Orange paint.
|January 30, 2023 11:22 am||$52,500.00|
|Auction started||January 30, 2023 11:19 am|