1959 Chevrolet Corvette C1

Chevrolet Corvette C1

Year: 1959
Chassis no: J59510425
Registration: 644YUW
Registered In: UK
Price: £85,000

1959 Chevrolet Corvette C1

Vin Number: J59510425

Registration number:  644YUW

Ordered new in 1959 by a Doctor residing in the dry state of Tennesee who kept the car for 32 years.  In 1990 he treated the car to a fully documented refesh with model speciaists "Corvettes Born Again" in California.  Since then the car covered a futher 20,000 miles in 26 years having been loved & cherished.  This is american styling at its best with egg crate front grile, rear lights recessed into the wings & exhausts exitiing in the rear bumper outriders.

The engine has recently been fully  rebuilt at 91,050 miles & has covered a scant 700 running in miles since then.  This is documented with assorted large invoices.  As a result the car is in superb mechanical condition & wants for nothing.  This is a matching numbers car with its original engine, transmission & chassis.

The car is finished in Crown Sapphire blue with cream side insert. & matching blue hard top.  It is equipped with a 4 speed Hurst shifter & dual 4 barrel carburettors with the 283 Cid engine outputting around 270hp.  This was a luxury & advanced car for its time bearing in mind the M1 motorway had just opened & another car was being launched called the Mini.

The interior is in beautiful order with blue seats & dash board matching the exterior colour scheme.  Even the original Wonderbar Radio is in situ & working.  4 new tyres have just been fitted with a 5th brand new spare located under the boot floor.

The car comes with a thick history file of service & restoration invoices.  The elderly current onwer approaching 80 years old had power steering fitted to the car making it a real pleasure to manouever in tight spaces at low speeds.  It is a great modifiaction for making the car every day driveable but could also be removed it authenticity is the brief.  The car is now to be sold along with a series 2 E type due to the advancing age & ill health of the current owner 

The car overall is close to concours & would do well at any show.  It is a delight to drive being fast, handling well & making all the right noises.  There is of course an immaculate soft top which may be deployed when the removable hard top is not in place.

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1959 Chevrolet Corvette C1

Vin Number: J59510425

Registration number:  644YUW

Ordered new in 1959 by a Doctor residing in the dry state of Tennesee who kept the car for 32 years.  In 1990 he treated the car to a fully documented refesh with model speciaists "Corvettes Born Again" in California.  Since then the car covered a futher 20,000 miles in 26 years having been loved & cherished.  This is american styling at its best with egg crate front grile, rear lights recessed into the wings & exhausts exitiing in the rear bumper outriders.

The engine has recently been fully  rebuilt at 91,050 miles & has covered a scant 700 running in miles since then.  This is documented with assorted large invoices.  As a result the car is in superb mechanical condition & wants for nothing.  This is a matching numbers car with its original engine, transmission & chassis.

The car is finished in Crown Sapphire blue with cream side insert. & matching blue hard top.  It is equipped with a 4 speed Hurst shifter & dual 4 barrel carburettors with the 283 Cid engine outputting around 270hp.  This was a luxury & advanced car for its time bearing in mind the M1 motorway had just opened & another car was being launched called the Mini.

The interior is in beautiful order with blue seats & dash board matching the exterior colour scheme.  Even the original Wonderbar Radio is in situ & working.  4 new tyres have just been fitted with a 5th brand new spare located under the boot floor.

The car comes with a thick history file of service & restoration invoices.  The elderly current onwer approaching 80 years old had power steering fitted to the car making it a real pleasure to manouever in tight spaces at low speeds.  It is a great modifiaction for making the car every day driveable but could also be removed it authenticity is the brief.  The car is now to be sold along with a series 2 E type due to the advancing age & ill health of the current owner 

The car overall is close to concours & would do well at any show.  It is a delight to drive being fast, handling well & making all the right noises.  There is of course an immaculate soft top which may be deployed when the removable hard top is not in place.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
SALES & VALUATIONS

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e: richard@vandp.net

SIMONE DELLA CORTE
SHOWROOM MANAGER

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e: simone@vandp.net

MICHAEL KLIEBENSTEIN
EUROPEAN SALES and MARKETING

m: +49 170 204 3831
e: michael.kliebenstein@t-online.de

JAN KURTY
EASTERN EUROPE SALES and MARKETING

m: +44 7872 932 675
e: kurtyinterbiz@btinternet.com

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