BaT Auction: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette 4-Speed

This 1959 Chevrolet Corvette is finished in red over a matching interior and is powered by a 283ci V8 paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Features include a color-matched hardtop, a white soft top, twin four-barrel carburetors, and a Positraction rear end. The car was reportedly sold new in California and later brought to Washington state, where it was acquired by the seller in February 2020. A tune-up and carburetor rebuild were reportedly carried out within the last year. This C1 Corvette is now offered with an owner’s manual and a clean Washington title assigned to the seller’s corporation.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette 4-Speed

The fiberglass body was refinished in red with white coves during previous ownership. The removable hardtop is depicted above, and videos showing the headliner and white soft top are available here.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette 4-Speed

Body-color 15″ steel wheels feature chrome covers with simulated knockoffs and wear wide-whitewall tires.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette 4-Speed

The interior was re-trimmed during previous ownership and features red seats with matching carpets, door panels, and lap belts. Appointments include a radio, a cabin heater, and crank windows.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette 4-Speed

Instrumentation consists of a 160-mph speedometer and a 7k-rpm tachometer, as well as gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, amperage, and oil pressure. The five-digit odometer shows 40k miles. The speedometer does not work, and total mileage is unknown.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette 4-Speed

The 283ci V8 features dual Carter four-barrel carburetors. Maintenance within the last year is said to have included a tune-up and a carburetor rebuild.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette 4-Speed

Casting #3756519 is visible on the engine block.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette 4-Speed

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed manual transmission and a 4.11:1 Positraction rear end. Additional undercarriage photos can be viewed in the gallery.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette 4-Speed

An owner’s manual is included in the sale along with copies of the National Corvette Restorers Society technical information manual and judging guide.

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A drive-by clip is provided above, and a driving video can be viewed below.

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