1958 Chevrolet Corvette 283/230 Four-Speed
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1958 Chevrolet Corvette 283/230 Four-Speed Undercarriage
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The 1958 model year was one of unbridled opulence within Detroit, as, for most all makes and models, the decade’s extravagance reached its chrome-slathered zenith. This was especially true at General Motors, which saw the production of such grandly trimmed machines as the Buick Limited and the original Chevrolet Impala. Chevrolet’s sports car, the Corvette, was not exempt and was dressier than ever this season. It adopted the newly in-vogue quad headlights and featured a larger grille, also following an industry-wide trend. Most distinctive were the designs of the hood and rear deck, which featured stamped-in faux cooling louvers and a pair of decorative chrome spears or “tusks,” respectively.
Distinctively American in its design but nonetheless remaining a true, proud sports car, it was a beautiful automobile, and while the louvers and “tusks” would be one-year-only features, this same basic design was employed through the final season of “C1” production in 1962.
This car is part of the George Foreman Collection, which comprises over 50 cars from the 1930s through today, with a focus on American classics and late-model sports cars.
Offered from The George Foreman Collection
Finished in Signet Red with Snowcrest White over a red vinyl upholstered interior
Chassis Serial Number (J58S104223) decodes as:
J - Corvette
58 - 1958 Model Year
S - St. Louis Plant
104223 - Sequential Serial Number
Features the 283 cu-in 230 horsepower V8 engine with four-barrel Carter carburetor
Optional close-ratio Synchro-Mesh four-speed manual transmission
Equipped with both a white vinyl soft top and body-colored fiberglass hard top
Full three-stage paint correction, oil change, and battery replacement conducted by Dr. D’Tail in April 2019
New clutch kit installed in November 2023
This 1958 Chevrolet Corvette is offered with the five-digit odometer currently showing just over 73,212 miles at the time of listing; however, the true mileage is unknown
Engine block casting number: 8756519
Intake Manifold casting number: 3746829
Passenger side exhaust manifold casting number: 3750556
Box-girder, X-member reinforced frame
Glass-fiber-reinforced plastic body - sculptured side panels
Independent coil spring front suspension with stabilizer bar
Outrigger-mounted semi-elliptic rear springs
Direct double-acting shock absorbers
Hydraulic 11 inch self-energizing brakes
Mechanical parking brake
16.4 gallon fuel tank
Chrome wheel covers with simulated knock-off hubs
Dual exhaust ports in rear bumpers
Vinyl-covered instrument panel crown and doors
“Competition-type” steering wheel
Dual electric windshield wipers
Please note that the vehicles in The George Foreman Collection have been in long-term static storage and will benefit from additional mechanical attention prior to being driven. Bidders are encouraged to review the Additional Documents section of each lot for any recent mechanical service rendered to help return certain vehicles to running condition. Additionally, bidders should carefully review the photos of each lot in the collection, which may highlight the oxidation of metal components certain vehicles sustained as the result of a garage fire caused by a golf cart battery in March 2019. Although none of the vehicles sustained fire damage from the fire itself, the negative cosmetic effects of the corrosive soot vary greatly from vehicle to vehicle and can be observed in the photo galleries of each lot. All lots are sold as is, where is, and bidders are responsible for any desired diligence before placing a bid.
A blemish on driver’s exterior rearview mirror
Paint chip near fuel door
Broken door handle ball
Oxidation on windshield frame
Cracking on rubber windshield seal
Vinyl headliner on hard top is loose in some areas
Body-colored fiberglass “quick-change” hardtop with stand
Trunk-mounted spare tire
Replacement driver’s interior door handle
Additional fuel cap
A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle.
Contact: Cason Vogel Phone: 904.504.7848 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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