1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Go to just about any car show and you're likely to find at least a few vintage Corvettes. One of Detroit's most adored creations, late '50s Chevys continue to be restoration magnets for builders and collectors alike. The only problem is: once you've been “vetted” it becomes increasingly difficult to stand out. Well, with a classic like this handsome restomod, standing out is guaranteed to be a nonissue.
Benefitting from a comprehensive restoration by Mike Walker's Street Rods Only shop in Decatur, Illinois, this sports car's time-tested looks are backed by an impressive list of hardware that includes a 350ci Chevy ram jet mill coupled with and 700R 4-speed automatic transmission, this resto build is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Virtually showroom new, a pristine frame, bodied with a 58 Corvette (some old, some new, mostly new), sprayed with 2 tone bright orange and sporting slightly off white coves, is truly a sight to behold. Eye catching yet tasteful, loud but soft spoken, ostentatious yet elegant, this Vette shows many sides. Custom five spoke C5 oversized chromed wheels and radial rubber bands are on all four corners.
Two tone tan interior leather featuring cream insides and tan bolsters occupy a cozy passenger space. An exterior matching dash wraps around the front of the buckets and stretches from door to door. The curved instrument cluster is highlighted by a circular machined aluminum panel and features all new Walker's gauges with orange numbering within a white field. Fronting the dash is a matching off white 3 spoke rally steering wheel. Door panels are custom designed and power window switches are imbedded within the panels. Also seen is air conditioning, power steering, AM/FM/CD radio with a sound system, and an electric hood opener. Flooding the floor is pristine cut pile brown carpeting. Please note that there is not a convertible top installed on this car, and the rear space it occupied, it is now a flip up storage area.
The 350ci Chevrolet Ram Jet fuel injected, cast-iron engine block is matched with a durable rotating assembly that delivers a pump-gas-friendly 9.0:1 compression ratio, as well as a smooth hydraulic roller camshaft that complements power delivery with a great idle quality. This power plant has a retro look, but all modern engineering. A 700R 4-speed transmission is attached to the back of the engine.
Looking carefully one can really see the quality of the frame-off restoration and forethought that took place for this build. Everything is virtually new from the 4-wheel disc brakes, to the C4 front and rear suspension, chromed coil over springs, and a stainless exhaust system.
Overall a new creation with 1958 style. Get in, turn the key and feel the power of the crate engine, and 4-speed transmission push you down the road in style. Prepare to be ogled! Orange you glad I did not say stared at?
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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