1958

Chevrolet

Corvette

Fuel Injection 2 tops

14,138

Automatic

J58S108022

050121

Select

Vinyl

Gray Blue

Silver Blue

RWD

Classic Car

CA


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Collector-owned, totally restored and highly-collectible 1958 Corvette Fuelie; driven less than 2k miles since restoration. 1958 was the first year for the stunning Silver Blue to appear on a Corvette. The car has both a convertible soft top and a detachable hard top. In 17 years of ownership the car has been started and driven several times per month; short trips on the 17th Mile Drive to Carmel By he Sea or Pacific Grove/Monterey. This car draws more attention than a 2021 Corvette, and many other high-end cars.

1958 saw yet another significant styling update for the Chevrolet Corvette. It was the era of styling excess in Detroit, which in the case of the Corvette meant more chrome, faux louvers in the hood and twin chrome spears down the decklid. The overdone styling has made the '58 Vette highly desirable to collectors - similar to a 1959 Cadillac being the epitome of the era's style and worth far more than a Caddy a year older or newer. The '58 Corvette also received a new palette of colors, and the paint was now acrylic lacquer, replacing nitrocellulose lacquer. The first ever appearance of Silver Blue on a Corvette was 1958, and it was the 2nd most popular color after white that year. 

The single headlight design was replaced with dual headlights at each front corner. Beneath that, large chrome-lined air inlets were added. The scalloped sides or “coves” of the ’58 Corvette’s body now featured outlet vents from the front wheels. Two chrome strips ran the length of the hood, splitting each bank of headlights. These chrome strips pick up again out back, closer to the center of the trunk. The hood also featured horizontal covered louvers, resulting in what has been called the “washboard hood.” This would be a 1958-only feature on the Corvette. The 1958 Corvette had 9.2 inches of added length and 2.3 inches of added width. 

The cabin of the ’58 Corvette was also significantly updated, taking the rather modest dual-cowl approach of the previous dash and embracing a more dramatic interpretation, including a center stack for the analog clock, as well as radio and other controls. The new instrument panel featured a tachometer that was moved to directly in front of the driver. For the 270 hp and 290 hp models, that tachometer went up to 8000 RPM (standard tach was to 6000). Seat belts became standard equipment for 1958. The fuel injection engines are the most collectible and research produced comments like, "...the high-lift racing cam of the 290 hp fuelie should have come with a warning of not 'intended for street use'." This car's 250 hp fuelie engine is exceptionally street drivable. 

The seller is an experienced and eclectic collector, having owned dozens of high-end classics and is an active auction participant. The license plate makes reference to a first Corvette, "STARTER VET". 

This is an extremely great driving, highly attractive Corvette that draws instant attention. The car is offered at $128,000. This car is garaged under a cover in Pebble Beach; to be seen we need notice well in advance.

Engine: Fuel Injected 283 cid V-8, 250 hp, 305 pound-feet torque
Transmission: 2-speed Powerglide automatic
Colors: Silver Blue Metallic with Blue-Gray Vinyl
Odometer: 14,138 miles
VIN: J58S108022



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1958

Chevrolet

Corvette

Fuel Injection 2 tops

14,138

Automatic

J58S108022

050121

Select

Vinyl

Silver Blue

RWD

Classic Car

CA

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