Manufactured since 1953, the Corvette has been proclaimed as "America's Sports Car." It was the first all- American sports car built by an American car manufacturer. Corvettes combine very powerful engines with relative affordability. Corvettes are an Icon and no collection is complet without at least one. The First Generation cars produced until 1962 are one of the most desirable and rapidly appreciating cars in todays collector car market.
Corvettes tend to emphasize simplicity over technical complexity. Where nearly all competing marques rely on smaller, more complex and faster-revving engines, the Corvette uses a simpler OHV design coupled with a larger displacement to make up for the lower rev limit pushrods impose. The result is usually less expensive to manufacture and maintain. Another example of this philosophy is the continued use of transverse leaf springs in the suspension.
This very nice 1958 Corvette is in excellent running and driving condition. While not a numbers matching example, it does have a correct 283 with the desirable Dual Quads (removed for easier driving but included in the sale), with 270 HP, and the 8,000 RPM tachometer, and is finished in very nice color combination. 1958 was a pivotal year as the double headlights came into the design and also the trunk spears and louvered hood, which were only offered in 1958 tend to set them apart from other Live Axle Vettes.