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1958 Corvette

 

Wheelbase: 102"

Track: 57" Front / 58.8" Rear

Height: 51" Over Hardtop

Length: 177.2"

Width: 72.8"

Curb Weight: 2,926 lbs.

Tire Size: 6.70x15"

Plant: St. Louis

Two 1958 Corvettes entered in the Sebring Grand Prix of Endurance, The last race with official factory participation from Corvette. Sales of the 1958 Corvette reached 9,168. Enough units were finally sold to turn a profit for Corvette for the first time. Extensive redesign for 1958 included new body panels, a new instrument panel, and new upholstery. 1958 Corvettes featured another first for any car, dual headlights on each fender and a 160MPH speedometer.

1958 Options:

Code Description

Quantity

Price

867 Base Corvette Convertible

9 ,168

$3,591.00

101 Heater

8,014

96.85

102 AM Radio

6,142

144.45

107 Parking Brake Alarm

2,883

5.40

108 Courtesy Lights

4,600

6.50

109 Windshield Washers

3,834

16.15

276 Wheels 15x5.5"

404

0.00

290 Whitewall Tries

7,428

31.55

313 Powerglide Transmission

2,057

188.30

419 Auxiliary Hardtop

5,607

215.20

426 Power Windows

649

59.20

440 Two Tone Paint

3,422

16.15

469 283ci 245hp Engine 2 4bbl. Carbs

2,436

150.65

469C 283ci 270hp Engine 2 4Bbl Carbs.

978

182.95

473 Power Operated Folding Top

1,090

139.90

579 283ci 250hp Engine Fuel Injection

504

484.20

579D 283ci 290 hp Engine Fuel Injection

1,007

484.20

677 Positraction Rear Axle 3.70

327

48.45

678 Positraction Rear Axle 4.11

1,772

48.45

679 Positraction Rear Axle 4.56

Unknown

48.45

684 Heavy Duty Racing Suspension

51

780.10

685 4 Speed Manual Transmission

664

215.20

Serial Numbers: E58S001001 through E58S106339 

Base Engine: 283ci V8 230hp

Exterior Quantity Soft Top Wheels Interior
Charcoal 1,631 Bk/W Silver Bg/C/R
Snowcrest White 2,477 Bk/W/Bg Silver Bg/C/R
Silver Blue 2,006 Bg/W Silver Bg/C
Regal Turquoise 510 Bk/W Silver C
Panama Yellow 455 Bk/W Silver C
Signet Red 1,399 Bk/W Silver C/R
Black 493 Bk/W Silver C/R
Silver 193 Bk/W Silver C/R

Abbreviations: Bk=Black, Bg=Beige, C=Charcoal, W=White, R=Red Bl=Blue

 

In 1958, Zora Arkus-Duntov in a Corvette SS hit 183 MPH on the GM proving grounds in Phoenix Arizona.

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