1958 Corvette Star Car Goes to Auction

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The 1958 Corvette received new comprehensive designs.The exterior acquired quad headlamps. The grill had nine teeth (the previous year had thirteen). The rear trunk decklid received twin chrome fender spears. The hood featured simulated louvers, resembling the old washboard.
The 1958 Corvette received new comprehensive designs.The exterior acquired quad headlamps. The grill had nine teeth (the previous year had thirteen). The rear trunk decklid received twin chrome fender spears. The hood featured simulated louvers, resembling the old washboard.

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This beautiful 1958 Corvette Star Car lot number is T142.1 and crosses the block Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida.

The 1958 Corvette received new comprehensive designs. The instrument panel was new as was the steering wheel. The ’58 also gained new upholstery that some might mistake for something similar to abbotsford car detailing but isn’t. The exterior acquired quad headlamps. The grill had nine teeth (the previous year had thirteen). The rear trunk decklid received twin chrome fender spears. Keeping your vintage car clean could be a bit of issue, so having a vacuum from somewhere like https://www.bissell.com/vacuums/handheld-vacuums could be helpful to keep your upholstery tidy and like new. The hood featured simulated louvers, resembling the old washboard.

The 1958 Corvette received new comprehensive designs. The instrument panel was new as was the steering wheel. The '58 also gained new upholstery.
The 1958 Corvette received new comprehensive designs. The instrument panel was new as was the steering wheel. The ’58 also gained new upholstery.

Mecum’s Star 1958 Chevrolet Corvette is painted Panama Yellow with white inserts. The two-tone exterior color was an option and was chosen by 3,422 people.

It’s topped off with a white convertible top and features near-flawless chrome and stainless accents. The estimate on this car is $80,000 – $100,000.

The 1958 Corvette was 2 inches wider, and 10 inches longer than its predecessor. In spite of this, there was little change in weight. The base model weighs in at 2,793lbs.

Our Corvette’s lot number is T142.1 and crosses the block Thursday, January 12, 2017. This cars engine option is the fuel injected 283 that produced up to 290 hp.

3,764 Corvette chose RPO685, the 4-speed manual transmission which this car has.

There were 9,168 1958 Corvette convertibles produced and of them only 455 were painted the Panama Yellow.

1958 Corvette Auction Tag
1958 Corvette Auction Tag

1958 CORVETTE STAR CAR FEATURES:

  • Panama Yellow with White top and Dark Charcoal interior
  • Few miles since frame-off restoration
  • Correct dual carburetors
  • Block casting number 3737739
  • Stamp number F0417CT
  • Spinner hubcaps on wide Whitewall tires
  • Superb chrome and stainless

To learn more about this Corvette and other’s at the Mecum Auction visit their website: https://www.mecum.com/

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