Rare 1958 Corvette C1 for sale

This very rare 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 283 V8 has come up for sale.

It looks stunning finished in black and silver paintwork, especially with its curved coupe looks thanks to a removable hard-top.


What makes this car so special is that it is the very first generation of the 'four headlamp' model and therefore one of the most desirable.

In 1958 only, the car came with a faux washboard-louvered bonnet, as seen in the pictures. It also has chrome spears jutting out from the trunk, again unique to that year of production. After this year they were smoothed out.

This car is also an all-matching numbers car, meaning it is totally original.

Powered by a 4.7-litre V8 engine, it produces 268bhp, has a 0-60mph time of 11.5 seconds and has a top speed of 112mph.

This particular example has the original engine, which looks immaculate and is finished off nicely with a chrome air filter on top of the engine. It also has the optional two-speed automatic gearbox that allows the V8 engine to rev all the way up to 8,000rpm.

The details on this car are fantastic with lots of chrome on the outside and leather on the interior. Even the exhaust pipes, which are located within the rear bumper, have chromed tips.

Although the car has covered 100,000 miles, this isn't actually a lot for a 59-year-old car. That averages at just 1,695 miles per year.

This car also featured in an issue of Classic Cars Magazine in February of this year and has just recently been restored by Kent-based specialist Claremont Corvette, including a full re-build of the removable hard-top roof and a new wiring loom.

The car is currently being sold by Claremont Corvette for £75,000.