1959 Chevrolet Corvette

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Overview


Slight changes were made for the 1959 Corvette; like the loss of unneeded chrome and hood louvers, which cleaned up the look.


Slight changes were made for the 1959 Corvette; like the loss of unneeded chrome and hood louvers, which cleaned up the look. Rear-tailing rods were added and contributed to a softer ride and better handling. All of this added to a sportier image and reflected its true competitive spirit: the Corvette was racking up victories on the racetrack.

Production Numbers


2-Dr. Convertible 9,670
Total Production 9,670

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP 0 to 60 Quarter mile
V8 283ci Rochester Fuel Injection 290hp - -
V8 283ci 2x4bbl 270hp 6.6 sec 14.5 sec @ 95 mph
V8 283ci Rochester Fuel Injecion 250hp - -
V8 283ci 1x4bbl 245hp - -
V8 283ci 1x4bbl 230hp - -

Transmission


  • 2-Speed Powerglide Automatic
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Tuxedo Black
Snowcrest White
Classic Cream
Frost Blue
Crown Sapphire
Roman Red
Inca Silver

Interior

Blue
Black
Red
Turquoise

OEM Brochures


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