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The 1958 Corvette had 4 headlights instead of two in prior years.  The front grille was similar, but with four less chrome bars.  Inside the Corvette, there were many changes.  Mainly, all the instruments were positioned in front of the driver instead of spread out across the dash board, not to mention a center console was added.  In addition, seatbelts became standard.

About 10% of 1958 Corvettes were ordered with the 290 horsepower fuel injected V8.  A Corvette with the 230 horsepower standard engine hit 60 mph in 9.2 seconds, while its big brother with 290 horsepower reached 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.

Engine Facts:
Standard engine: V8, 283 cid, 230 horsepower @ 4800 rpm
Optional Engine #1: V8, 283 cid, 245 horsepower, two four-barrell carburetor
Optional Engine #2: V8, 283 cid, 250 horsepower, rochester fuel injection
Optional Engine #3: V8, 283 cid, 270 horsepower, two four-barrell carburetors

Optional Engine #4: V8, 283 cid, 290 horsepower, rochester fuel injection

Chassis Facts:
The wheelbase was 102 inches, while the overall length was 177.2 inches (slightly longer than the 1957 Corvette.

Options Available:

AM Radio -
$144.45
Four-speed manual transmission -
$215.20
Heater -
$96.85
Windshield Washer -
$16.15
Parking Brake Signal -
$5.40
Powerglide Automatic Transmission -
$188.30
Auxiliary Hardtop -
$215.20
Electric Power Windows -
$59.20
Positraction axle with 4.11:1 ratio-
$48.45
Positraction axle with 3.7:1 ratio-
$48.45
Hydraulic Folding Top Mechanism -
$139.90
Courtesy Lights -
$6.50
White sidewall tires -
$31.55
Five 15 x 5.5 inch wheels -
??
Heavy Duty Racing Suspension -
$780.10
Optional Cover Color -
$16.15
283, 245 horsepower dual four carburetors -
$150.65
283, 270 horsepower dual four carburetors and Duntov camshaft -
$182.95
283, 250 horsepower with fuel injection -
$484.20
Positraction axle with 4.56:1 ratio-
$45.00
 

Pricing in 1958:
$3,591.00

Total Production:
9,168

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1958 corvette parts

1958 Chevy Corvette that has had a mild mechanical and interior custom job. The car has a late model 350 w/ a 700R automatic transmission that perform together to make this Corvette drive as good as any late model Corvette on the road. It has power steering that makes it easy to drive in town in close traffic and smooth as glass on the interstate. It does not shake, rattle or shimmy on the road. In stop and go traffic, even with the air conditioning going it does not overheat like most old Corvettes do.

From Brad Marks in Baltimore, MD.

1958 Chevrolet Corvette

Signet Red with Perfect Red Pebble Grain Interior, White Coves, and new White Soft Top. 283/270hp with Proper Dual 4's, Matching Numbers and 4 Speed Transmission. Options include Original Working Wonderbar Radio, Heater, and proper stainless wheel covers with wide whitewall tires. Complete frame off restoration on this Corvette.

From Josh Kellner in Lake Como, PA.


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