1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible T10 Borg Warner 4-speed transmission


Description


Matching numbers 283/245 HP engine
Rebuilt dual quad engine
T10 Borg Warner 4-speed transmission
Period correct carburetor, generator, distributor, intake and radiator
Roman Red finish with White coves
White soft top and restored hardtop with dated glass
New Red Al Knoch interior
Correct hubcaps with wide Whitewall radial tires
Ignition and plug shielding in place
Trunk complete with spare tire, board and trunk mat
The gauges were redesigned for better legibility with concave lenses to reduce reflections and a new 7,000 RPM tachometer with graduated markings for safe, cautious and danger zones of engine operation. Perhaps the most important interior improvement was the new T-handle shifter with reverse lockout. A fabulous restoration done in comprehensive body-off fashion, this 1959 Corvette is powered by a rebuilt matching-numbers 283/245 HP small-block engine equipped with dual inline Carter 4-barrel carburetors on an aluminum intake manifold and mated to a BorgWarner T-10 4-speed manual transmission. Period-correct items include the Carter quads and intake manifold, generator, distributor and radiator. The car’s Roman Red paint and white coves are an iconic Corvette motif of the period, here made even more dramatic by the new red interior by automotive upholstery ace Al Knoch. The car additionally offers the choice of a matching red auxiliary hardtop (complete with correct dated glass) and a new white soft top. Such details as correct ignition and plug shielding, the original Wonderbar radio, spare tire, board and trunk mat, and correct spinner wheel covers over wide whitewall radial tires all meet the expectations of every demanding collector.
1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible T10 Borg Warner 4-speed transmission
$ 21,000.00
Used
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Matching numbers 283/245 HP engine
Rebuilt dual quad engine
T10 Borg Warner 4-speed transmission
Period correct carburetor, generator, distributor, intake and radiator
Roman Red finish with White coves
White soft top and restored hardtop with dated glass
New Red Al Knoch interior
Correct hubcaps with wide Whitewall radial tires
Ignition and plug shielding in place
Trunk complete with spare tire, board and trunk mat
The gauges were redesigned for better legibility with concave lenses to reduce reflections and a new 7,000 RPM tachometer with graduated markings for safe, cautious and danger zones of engine operation. Perhaps the most important interior improvement was the new T-handle shifter with reverse lockout. A fabulous restoration done in comprehensive body-off fashion, this 1959 Corvette is powered by a rebuilt matching-numbers 283/245 HP small-block engine equipped with dual inline Carter 4-barrel carburetors on an aluminum intake manifold and mated to a BorgWarner T-10 4-speed manual transmission. Period-correct items include the Carter quads and intake manifold, generator, distributor and radiator. The car’s Roman Red paint and white coves are an iconic Corvette motif of the period, here made even more dramatic by the new red interior by automotive upholstery ace Al Knoch. The car additionally offers the choice of a matching red auxiliary hardtop (complete with correct dated glass) and a new white soft top. Such details as correct ignition and plug shielding, the original Wonderbar radio, spare tire, board and trunk mat, and correct spinner wheel covers over wide whitewall radial tires all meet the expectations of every demanding collector.

Additional information

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Convertible
Year: 1959
Doors: 2
Mileage: 16473
Transmission: Manual
Interior Color: Red
Exterior Color: Red
Vehicle Identification Number: J59S101813
United States, Illinois, Chicago
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