Single-Family-Owned 1959 Chevrolet Corvette
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1959 Chevrolet Corvette Walk Around and Driving Video
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
Dual exhaust ports in rear bumpers
Vinyl-covered instrument panel crown and doors
“Competition-type” steering wheel
Dual electric windshield wipers
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
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
Spare trunk-mounted tire
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional vehicle service contract available for $750. Learn more about the program here. *Sales tax may be applicable.
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