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1959 Chevrolet Corvette C1
This car is awaiting preparation for MOT and UK registration. After the initial MOT it will no longer require one after April 2018.
The information about the car is confirmed by an appraisal from Jim Winter Collectible Car Appraisals in December 2016.
From that we can report that it is a 1959 Model 800 Corvette, built at the St Louis, Missouri assembly plant. It is number 372.
The engine is a 350ci which was built at St Catherines, Ontario in September 2011. The number is K0911C8K. This is a replacement engine and is fitted with an Edelbrock carb and Edelbrock aluminium intake manifold. Because the height is greater than the original engine and carburettor, the car has a Thunderbolt hood scoop fitted, and an uprated HEI distributor and a new alternator. The engine runns very well and the 4-speed gearbox is in good working condition.
The car is an older restoration that is standing up very well, although there is a couple of areas on the red part of the body that need local repairs and painting, which will be done prior to sale. The recorded mileage is 29,000. The grille and bumpers are original and are in very good condition. The chassis is original and has had a small repair carried out, but is in very good condition.
The conclusion of the appraisal from James Winter, the Curator of the British Columbia Transportation Museum is that this early Corvette in overall good condition and the upgrades enhance the car’s appeal.
The car is tax exempt, and will be MOT exempt after it has got the UK licence plates.
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- Condition: Used
- Transmission: Automatic
- Recorded Mileage: 27854
- Engine Size: 5800
- Cylinders: V8
- Date First Registered: 1959
- Drive Side: LHD
- Fuel: Petrol
- Exterior Colour: Red/White
- Interior Colour: Black
- Tax Exempt: Yes
- MOT Exempt: Yes
- Our Price: £64995
- Our Grading: 2