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Single-Family-Owned 1959 Chevrolet Corvette

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Auction Sold


  • Sold forTag
  • Ended
    Tue, Nov 21, 2023
    8:30 pm UTC
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  • ViewsEye outline20,763
  • LocationPin outlineStuart, Florida
Mileage1,249 Miles
Engine327 cu-in V8
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Inspired by the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket design study, the “solid axle” generation of Chevrolet’s Corvette was redesigned for 1956 with quad headlamps and dramatic side coves. The 1959 Corvette was an evolution of this initial restyle, shorn of its immediate predecessor’s faux hood louvers and chromed vertical bars on the rear deck. The 1959 Corvette was further upgraded by the addition of trailing radius rods intended to suppress axle hop under acceleration. In fact, period Chevrolet advertising in The New Yorker called the 1959 Corvette a “precision instrument at work — a superb vehicle created solely to serve the art of driving.”

In fact, it’s no different today. After nearly 65 years, rare is the Corvette that is retained within the same family, unavailable on the public market until now. A single-family example, this 1959 Chevrolet Corvette is one such car, passed from father to daughter the type of automotive story commonly heard but rarely seen. 


  • A single-family-owned example

  • Optional four-speed close-ratio, Synchro-Mesh manual transmission

  • Finished in Frost Blue with Snowcrest coves

  • Upholstered in Blue and White with a Blue color-matched “quick-change” hardtop

  • Currently features a 327 cu-in engine

  • Toned down exterior styling for 1959 with the faux louvers disappearing from the hood and the removal of the  trunk "spears"

  • Vintage North Shore Corvettes of Massachusetts and TWA window decals

  • Please note that while the odometer currently displays 1,249 miles at the time of cataloging, the true mileage is unknown


  • 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

  • Modified with power brakes

  • Mechanical parking brake

  • 16.4 gallon fuel tank

  • Vented chrome wheel covers with simulated knock-off hubs

  • Cowl ventilator

  • “Chrome-bound” windshield

  • Dual exhaust ports in rear bumpers

  • Crank-operated windows

  • Vinyl-covered instrument panel crown and doors

  • “Competition-type” steering wheel

  • Dual electric windshield wipers

Known Imperfections

A “driver” quality example with the following known imperfections:

  • Possible engine mount modifications made for a previously fitted larger engine

  • Minor scuff on the right front fender

  • Inoperative driver’s side tail light

  • Chip on lower left side windshield

  • Inoperative Wonder Bar radio

  • Disconnected tachometer

  • Small tear in the driver’s seat

  • Some pitting on the chrome bumpers

  • Worn soft top

  • Crack in hard top rear window


  • Original “quick-change” removable matching fiberglass hardtop

  • Jack handle

  • Spare trunk-mounted tire

Ownership History

As relayed by the consignor, the consignor’s father purchased this 1959 Corvette as a new car and since that time it has remained in the family, passed from father to daughter.

Hagerty Marketplace has confirmed a clean title status, the owner maintains the title in hand and will send it to the Hagerty Marketplace team to be reassigned to the new owner after the auction is complete.

Additional Notes

A Broad Arrow Group Consignment Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner of this vehicle

Contact: Hunter Harris Phone: 772.925.9304 email:

Optional vehicle service contract available for $750. Learn more about the program here. *Sales tax may be applicable.


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