An exceptional and beautifully restored example of this mostly all original and completely rust-free convertible with its believed to be original 283cid/270HP 2 x 4 barrels V8 engine with correct date correct casting # 3737739 & date code B 24 8 & assembly stamp F226CU. The car also has a date correct T10 BW 4-speed manual transmission dated 12/31 with the tail shaft dated 1/6/58. The Positraction rear end is dated J217 and stamped AH 1108 with 3.70:1 gears. The engine has restored carbs and the correct dual quad air cleaner, upper and lower ignition shielding, correct radiator, hoses and clamps & correct tach drive generator.
The car boasts what appears to be an accident free body with original bonding strips intact and with re-chromed bumpers and which is finished in Base/Clear coat Corvette correct ‘Snowcrest White with Silver Blue Coves’ matched to a ‘Silver Blue’ interior and it’s original factory ‘Snowcrest White’ hardtop. The car was ordered Soft Top delete. The car has all an all new windshield and windshield weatherstripping with the windshield posts having been re-chromed. As stated this car has a phenomenally straight and beautiful original body with all bonding strips intact. The under carriage is very original with bare natural fiberglass floors. The car has factory wheels and hubcaps with Whitewall radial tires and the ‘Silver Blue’ interior was restored with new seat covers, dash pad, door panels and Daytona carpet and is all consequently in as new condition throughout. The car has it’s original chrome factory short shifter, new emblems and lights.
The car has a factory 4-speed transmission and shifter, rebuilt factory gauges and a period correct Chevy AM radio. We understand that the original factory options of the car included: Base Corvette Convertible $3,591, Heater $96, AM Radio Wonderbar $144, Courtesy Light $6, Windshield Washers $16, Sunshades $10, Whitewall tires $31, Auxiliary Hardtop with no soft top $N/C, Two-Tone Paint $16, 270HP engine with 2x4BBL carbs (1 of 978 built); 9.5:1 compression, high lift special camshaft, highspeed valve system with mechanical valve lifters, finned aluminum rocker covers, notched pistons; $182, Positraction Rear Axle with 3.70:1 (1 of 1,123 built) $48, 4-speed manual transmission $215, Standard brakes.
The car boasts its original and optional very desirable CU code 270HP/283 ci engines with 2×4 carb, there was a total production of only 3,764 with 4-speed manual transmission. The engine number is F226CU which would be correct for the car. The floor boards, trunk are completely solid and the undercarriage frame is rust-free and the car has had no signs of any accidents – obviously an always garaged and cherished car since new from the looks of it!