1959 Chevrolet Corvette




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Despite its carryover design, the 1959 Corvette was still a very desirable automobile. The cleaner body and a much stronger V-8 engine combined to make a package that was strong to say the least. The 230 horsepower 283 cubic inch engine was the most popular choice. The 1959 Chevrolet Corvette could do the 1/4 mile in less than 15 seconds and 0-60 MPH times of less than 8 seconds. Top speed was listed at 128 MPH with 4:11:1 gears.

Handling and brakes were plenty good and there was no need for any of the heavy duty racing extras. The extras were only intended for sports car racing. Road and Track wrote in 1959 that “The 1959 Corvette is a pretty good sports car and had more performance per dollar than anything you could but”. The 290 horsepower fuel injected engine got the most prase from “Road and Track”.


1959 Chevrolet Corvette
1959 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevy cleaned up the 1959 Corvette by eliminating the chrome bars on the decklid and simulated louvers on the hood. Interior alterations included repositioned armrests and door handles reshaped seats for more support and extra storage space on the dash.


1959 Chevrolet Corvette
1959 Chevrolet Corvette





1959 Chevrolet Cars For Sale



1959 Chevrolet Trucks For Sale