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Make:                  Chevrolet

Model:                 Corvette Convertible

Year:                    1959

Origin:                 St. Louis, Missouri

Production:        1958 – 1960 | 9,670 (59')

Engine:                283 cu. in. 4.6 L V8

The 1959 model Corvette had very similar qualities to that of its 1953 – 1958 predecessors. A decrease in the amount of body chrome and more powerful engine offerings were the only two significant modifications.  

 

Instrument graphics were slightly different and an added storage bin on the passenger side. A positive reverse lockout shifter with “T” handle was standard along with a 4-speed manual transmission. This was the only year that a turquoise convertible top color could be ordered, and all 24-gallon fuel tank models through 1962 could not be ordered with the convertible top due to inadequate space for the folding mechanism.  

 

Rare options included RPO heavy-duty brakes and suspension, RPO 686 metallic brakes, RPO 276 15’x5.5’ wheels, RPO 426 power windows, and a RPO 473 power convertible top.