1959 Chevrolet Corvette Survivor – 270HP V8 4Speed
Sometimes even good and quality things fail at some points.
This “America’s sports car” is an “old lady” having no less than eight generations under its belt, but the vehicle could reach 62 years of age and still look almost as pristine as the day it left the factory line. And without any “cosmetic surgery.” Such examples are very hard and rare to find.
These days everyone is talking about how barn finds are becoming hard to come by. The red 1959 Corvette seems to have had all the makings needed of a great survivor.
There was a low mileage odometer reading of just 33,084 miles / 53,244 km. The Roman Red example had a matching crimson hardtop, white-wall tires, period-correct steelies, as well as a traditionally red cockpit. According to the professional appraisal sheet posted online by eBay seller mjm426330, everything was mostly original.
Including the numbers-matching 283ci (270 horsepower) V8 engine with its four-speed transmission. Even better, nothing had been restored on the car, so all the signs of wear and tear belong to an “untouched” 62-year-old vehicle! Surely part of its life was spent in storage, from 1974 to 2016 when it was purchased by the current seller from the family of the original owner.
It’s no wonder the professional appraisal concluded that overall, this 1959 Corvette is in the class of “mostly Survivor,” and that such vehicles “are almost impossible to find, as most have been restored or need a lot of attention.”