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1959 Convertible - Rebuilt '59. Saved from oblivion

Red/White with Red interior: ZZ-4 350 / Tremec 5 speed manual - 1004 miles

I rescued this car from possible oblivion.  It was lovingly restored by the team at The Restoration Station in Springboro, OH.

The engine and transmission that came with the car were not the original, so there are no matching numbers.

I had a Jim Meyer rack and pinion front suspension installed along with front disc brakes and power steering.

The stereo system is a Custom Autosound CAM-CVVE-630 with a Memphis 16-PR2.75 200 watt amp.

Asking price: $95000 - Or best offer - Kentucky 41005

1957 Convertible - 1957 Corvette Race Car Big Brake Fuelie

White with Red interior: 283 Fuelie / T-10 4-Speed - n/a miles

NOTE:  Pics may be jumbled up on Chrome, but correct in Safari.

This 1957 Corvette was race-prepared in 1964 by owner Larry Leedy and his best friend, Bob Spicer, who raced the car from late 1964/early 1965 into 1967, possibly 1968.  It was car #1 at its first race and then received SCCA #73, which is how I have restored it.  Their good friend from the “Cal Club” (California Sports Car Club), division of the SCCA, Fred Yeakel, co-drove with Bob for Enduro-type events and Fred also raced it on his own.  

Here are some features of #73 and of the items that Bob and Larry put on their race car that I have put back on the car:

•	Original non-radio and non-heater
•	Big Brake or “Sebring” package, including finned drums, vented backing plates and front and rear air scoops, brake fans, heavy-duty coil springs, five-leaf rear springs, fast steering adapter, and the very rare second front sway bar
•	1960-62 chassis upgrades including traction bars, rear sway bar and larger diameter front sway bar
•	4.10 posi differential
•	Koni racing shocks
•	37-gallon center fill gas tank with top seat backs cut off for clearance
•	1962 radiator and overflow tank
•	Dual-belt pulley system with idler pulley and seven-blade fan
•	1960-61 290/315 HP Fuel Injection unit with driver-side air duct
•	Six-quart 327 trap-door oil pan
•	Stewart-Warner electric fuel pump
•	2.5-inch exhaust pipes
•	Steering column shortened by four inches for driver comfort
•	Full complement of Stewart-Warner gauges, including oil pressure and oil temp gauges taking the place of the unneeded speedometer
•	Vintage PACKARD 440 USA plug wires
•	1962 268 35-amp generator and 1958 002 35-amp voltage regulator
•	American Torq Thrust racing wheels and Goodyear Blue Streak racing tires
•	Weight-saving modifications, such as Plexiglas windscreen replacing the windshield, windows removed from doors, cut-off door posts, and removal of all body trim removed except front bumperettes, grill surround and four teeth (the minimum required)

At the Labor Day 1966 Santa Barbara race, Fred raced #73, but took off the 3 and put a 9 in front of the 7 to make it #97, which was his race number for his personal 1957 race car.  After that, Fred’s number stayed on the car, which has been the cause of confusion between #73 and Fred’s #97 ever since!

When I got the car, it was the quintessential basket case.  But I got a perfect bare body that had a new front end on it because it had been damaged by jack-knifing while being towed home from a race by Larry when he swerved to avoid hitting someone who cut him off, a nearly rust-free California powder-coated bare frame, and everything else was loose or in boxes!

I am a 400+ Level Judge with the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) and I did a frame-up restoration on my 1960 Corvette for which I received the highest level award NCRS offers, the Duntov Award, so named for Zora Arkus Duntov, Chief Corvette Engineer from 1954-1975, and widely acknowledged to be the Father of the Corvette.

After all I learned from that, I began writing what is now the 1958-60 Corvette Restoration Handbook, coauthored with my good friend, Tom Howey.  It is now in its Second Edition and carried by NCRS, Zip, Corvette Central, and Paragon.

Because of my background, I wanted to do #73 as close as possible to how Larry and Bob did, and that was to take an original 1957 Corvette and restore it to as-raced condition.  This means I tried to restore everything on the car not related to racing back to how an original 1957 Corvette would be.  

So #73 is not a tribute car or a fantasy car or one made into a vintage race car as it “might have been” back in the day.  Instead, I restored it as closely as possible to what both drivers have told me regarding how the car was race-prepared, and I consulted with them regularly over the course of the restoration.

I elected to restore #73 to represent how it was at its best race, that being the August 1966 Riverside Six-Hour Enduro, where it came in First in Class and Second Overall with drivers, Bob Spicer and Fred Yeakel, each taking 1.5-hour turns at the wheel.  A Shelby team Mustang was First Overall.  After the race, Carroll Shelby told them, “I didn’t know that pig could run that fast!”

Bob and Larry added everything they could to make the car fast and reliable, but did only what was allowable under SCCA rules at the time.  With #73 being a C1 Corvette, they could use just about anything through 1961-62 they wanted, other than a 327 CI engine that debuted in 1962.  As Bob put it, if Chevrolet offered it for racing, they put it on #73!

I have elected to describe all of these in a book that I have entitled Corvette Race Car, now in the draft stage, the cover of which is in the photos I’ve attached.  #73 was judged in the Concourse Modified Division at the NCRS Greenville, South Carolina in May 2022 and received a score of 100%.  It received 6 points of deductions of 2,250 possible, but received those back by getting six bonus points for having a battery cut-off and a fire extinguisher.

So what can be said of the condition of #73?  Near mint and clean enough to eat off of.  Just look at the pics.

There are a few minor nicks and cracks of the paint, most of which must be pointed out to be noticed.  There is a crack below the lower front of the passenger side (PS) door.  The door jamb rubbed at the top rear inside of the PS and there is a rub mark.  There is a small scratch close to the grill surround in the front.

Minor drips that have mostly been addressed.

I say this for full disclosure and so a buyer will not think anything has been misrepresented.  These few minor imperfections should not deter anyone from being interested in #73 for what it is.  The crowning jewel of this car is that it is a real historic race car that raced back in the day and did well.

This car would be super for a collector who will display it amidst his collection, but is exceptionally well suited for someone who will use it for vintage racing as it was intended and for which many historic race cars are actually being used.  Fred Yeakel’s 1957 was sold in 2007, and the new owner is still racing it!

This stallion has been corralled for over half a century.  Is there anyone willing to open the gate and let this stallion do what a stallion was born to do?

If you run it up to 150 mph with a rev of just under 10,000, you will warm the engine!!!! – Bob Spicer

Asking price: $124500 - Reasonable Offers Considered - Virginia 23005

1956 Convertible - 1956 corvette

red with red interior: 265 / 4sp - 900 miles

1956 Corvette, red with white coves, red interior.  Car was frame off restored in 1994, we have most paperwork for all the work done with a 3 page ledger showing all the parts purchased and or rebuilt to stock condition. Car has 4speed in it now  and the 3 speed  goes with it.  The car has no convertible top , the prior owner said it was never with the car.  Car runs excellent, the carbs were rebuilt along with the radiator and the gas tank was cleaned and sealed.  The car had all the gauges rebuilt but the clock is still now working to to putting the wires on backward.   78k...909 261 3588    this is an early vette with the vin.  1061,the 61st. vette off the assembly line in 1956.  

Asking price: $78000 - - California 92003

1961 Convertible - 1961 All Original #'s Matching 283 CI

ERMINE WHITE with BLACK interior: 283ci / 4 Speed Manual - 42,177 miles




Auxiliary Hard Top
283/230 HP Original

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Asking price: $0 - SHIPPING FINANCING AVAILABLE - New York 12065

1960 Convertible - 1960 with 50,000 original miles

Horizon Blue with Horizon Blue interior: 283 4brl / 3 spd manual - 50,060 miles

Numbers matching 1960 Corvette with original drivetrain, paint, glass, chrome. New cocker Steel belted radials.
New brakes, Clutch, thermostat, starter, generator (have originals).
New Rugs & dash (Al Knock). All other interior parts original. New Blue tooth radio.
new windshield wipers, hoses, gas tank, fuel lines. New LED bulbs in dash.
Carter AFB rebuilt, runs perfect, starts good, no blue or black smoke, no noises, no pulling, everything operational. Rides like a new car.
Chrome in great shape with little pitting. 
Vehicle was in an air-conditioned show room for 17 years and then garaged for the past 25 years.
Private owner since 1997.
Rare horizon blue (760 made).

Asking price: $90000 - - Florida 32818

1961 Convertible - 1961 Corvette Convertible Custom 109310C

Cherry Twilight/Wht. with Black interior: NOM 327ci / 5 Speed Manual - Exempt miles


Cherry Twilight exterior with Cloud White coves, Black vinyl interior, White auxiliary hardtop, convertible top. 

NOM 327ci Fuel Injected engine, Tremec 5 speed manual transmission. 

Features include 4 wheel disc brakes, Wonderbar AM radio, two tone paint, heater, genuine leather seats, power antenna, windshield washers. 

Originally assembled on June 9, 1961, this custom BODY-OFF RESTORED 1961 Corvette Convertible features a rare auxiliary hardtop, has been fitted with a 5 speed manual transmission for comfortable highway cruising, as well as 4 wheel disc brakes for safety, and fuel injection for reliability, and is in very nice condition as well. This car's paint is good-vg, with a great shine. Chrome bumpers and exterior door handles show a vg-exc finish, and weatherstripping, emblems, and taillights are vg-exc as well. 15 inch polished American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels have been added, and BF Goodrich Radial T/A blackwall tires show an average of 9/32nds tread depth remaining. The interior of this 1961 Corvette Convertible shows vg-exc recent custom leather seat, vg-exc carpet, gauges, dash pad, and seatbelts, and vg door panels. Correct appearing Wonderbar AM radio is in place, and a smaller diameter aftermarket padded leather steering wheel has been added. NOM 327ci engine shows casting number 3782870. Additions to this engine include a Comp Cams camshaft, Vortec centerbolt heads, chrome air cleaner, FITECH fuel injection, polished Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, polished finned valve covers, electric fan, aluminum radiator, Powermaster generator, MSD Blaster ignition coil, polished harmonic balancer, billet aluminum pulleys, chrome oil dipstick, chrome water outlet, and Flowmaster 40 Series mufflers. Correct ignition shielding is in place, and the front of the car has been lowered, with added Mustang II front suspension, coil overs, 9th generation Ford Thunderbird rack & pinion manual steering, and a Ford 9 inch rear-end. Call us today to bring home this sharp custom '61! 

Our Price: $115,999. Financing Available with long terms and low rates.

Asking price: $115999 - www.buyavette.net - Georgia 30340

1959 Convertible - 1959 Fuel Injected 290hp

Tuxedo black with Red interior: 283 / 4 speed - 69786 miles

1959 Tuxedo black with Rare Fuel Injection.
283/290hp 4 speed  with auxiliary  hardtop, wonderbar radio and Deluxe heater.
Beautiful restoration done years ago  and stored away. 
Runs beautiful..

Asking price: $129000 - - New Jersey 07823

1962 Convertible - UNRESTORED

RED with BLACK interior: 327 / 4 SPEED - 43000 miles

1962 Chevy Corvette, unrestored original, 4300 miles,  327,  349 horse . Solid lifter,  4 spees,  4.11 gears, interior very good condition,  have original tires, wheels, and hub caps,  removable hard top with the convertible top,  comes with car cover and other parts.

Asking price: $68000 - cash - Pennsylvania 63348

1961 Convertible - Rare Jewel Blue 283/270, NCRS Top Flight

Jewel Blue White Cov with Black interior: 283 / 4-speed manual - miles

Welcome to THE VETTE NET, the most experienced online Corvette broker service, founded in 1998... Whether you are buying or selling a Vette, we offer you our extensive knowledge and commitment to help make your transaction pleasant and professional.  THE VETTE NET is a proud Lifetime Business Member of the National Corvette Museum.

We are pleased to offer a very special and desirable example of the C1 - first generation of Corvettes (1953 - 1962) dressed in a rare color, Jewel Blue, a one year-only color with only 855 models produced - 8.5% of production.  The most significant fact is that this Vette has two NCRS awards, the latest being regional Florida Top Flight in 2018!  This says pretty much everything about the quality and correctness, in addition to that, complete history since day one is available.   Below you can see the options - production numbers - cost... It is likely this is a very rare combo.

It features an older correct lacquer paint which shows a little bit of patina, soft top is new, interior is in great condition, dash was replaced in 2016, all gauges and instruments are in working condition, windshield was replaced with correct NCRS approved replica. 

Here is your chance to own a desirable and certified C1, ready to go, with nothing needed, but another good home!  

Car is privately owned in FLORIDA and can be shipped nationwide and all over the world.  Financing assistance provided by clicking on this link.

For information on this car, please contact anytime Ken at (866) 838-8363 (866-VETTENET toll-free), +1 (941) 586-9924 International, or email Ken@TheVetteNet.com .

Since 1998, THE VETTE NET, a Business Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum, has established itself as the premier source for buying, selling and leasing Corvettes, with thousand of enthusiasts assisted nationwide and international. We drive Vettes, we live the life-style, and enjoy the hobby. Our Motto is "UnderCommit - OverDeliver" and we guarantee a pleasant and straightforward experience. 

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Asking price: $85990 - Collectors alert @ THEVETTENET - ==US== 00000

1958 Convertible - 1958 Corvette Convertible 70K

Signet Red/White with Red interior: NOM 283ci / 4 Speed Manual - 70043 miles


Signet Red exterior with White coves, Red vinyl interior, White convertible top. 

NOM 283ci engine, 4 speed manual transmission. Features include air conditioning, two tone paint, heater, windshield washers, Wonderbar AM radio. 

Originally assembled on July 7, 1958, this 1958 Corvette Convertible is in good condition, and features desirable added air conditioning and front disc brakes. This car's odometer reads 70,043 miles, which are title-documented as actual. This car's paint is in overall good condition, with a nice shine. Convertible top is in overall good condition as well. Side glass on this car shows correct date codes. Chrome bumpers show a vg finish, and weatherstripping and taillights are vg as well. Correct style hubcaps are mounted on good condition steel wheels, and Coker Classic radial wide whitewall tires show an average of 10/32nds tread depth remaining. The interior of this 1958 Corvette Convertible shows vg-exc seats and carpet, good condition gauges and dash pad, and good-vg door panels. Correct appearing Wonderbar AM radio is in place, and a Hurst shifter has been added. The NOM 283ci engine in this car shows casting number 3849852, original casting date February 16, 1966, and final assembly date February 17, 1966. Additions to this engine include a chrome air cleaner, polished Edelbrock carburetor, Edelbrock Torker aluminum intake manifold, chrome valve covers, chrome breathers, chrome valve cover hold downs, chrome alternator, chrome a/c compressor, aluminum radiator, and Yellow spark plug wires. Included with this car will be records dating back to 2005.  Frame is solid, and rust-free. Call us today to bring home this air conditioned straight axle! 

70K Miles. 


Asking price: $58999 - www.buyavette.net - Georgia 30340

1958 Convertible - 1958 Chevrolet Corvette #2246-DFW

Signet Red with Black interior: 283 CID V8 / 4 Speed Manual - 85,268 miles

Gateway Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to present this 1958 Chevrolet Corvette. The Chevrolet Corvette was a sports car produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors. The 1958 model year was the first year of production for a Corvette with quad headlights, and it was available in a variety of colors, including red with white coves, giving the car a distinctive two-tone appearance. giving it a timeless and elegant look. The black interior adds a touch of luxury and sophistication, making it THE car for a night out on the town.
The 1958 Corvette featured a black interior, which was typical of sports cars of the era. The interior included bucket seats, a black soft top, and a variety of gauges and controls.

Under the hood, this 1958 Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a 283 V8 engine, which provides plenty of power and performance. The 4-speed manual transmission offers a smooth and responsive driving experience, allowing for precise control and a thrilling ride.

With the same owner since 2003, This 1958 Chevrolet Corvette is in great condition, with a well-maintained body and engine. It is a true collector's item and would be a great addition to any car enthusiast's collection. Whether you're looking to take it out for a spin on a sunny day or show it off at car shows, this classic car is sure to impress.

The car is offered by Gateway Classic Cars Dallas, This 1958 Chevrolet Corvette can be seen by our DFW Showroom, or for more detailed information including over 100 HD photos and an HD video at www.gatewayclassiccars.com or call to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff @ 817-310-9400. You can also email us at Dallas@gatewayclassiccars.com

Asking price: $99000 - Best Offer - Illinois 62269

1960 Convertible - 1960 Chevrolet Corvette

red&white with red interior: 283 CID V8 / 4speed manual - unknown miles

The C1 Corvette is where it all started. Before the Stingray, way before the ZR1... eight generations back from the today's Corvette and you have the humble beginnings of what would become America's sports car. A stylish, classy, quick little fiberglass 2-seater. Spanning from 1953 to 1962, the first-generation Corvette underwent numerous upgrades and cosmetic changes.

For starters, the first Corvettes were originally powered by an inline 6 engine, known as the "Blue Flame". 1955 saw the first year of V8 muscle, which would forever stay a signature feature for Corvettes. By '56 the C1's rocket-like taillights were gone and redesigned to fit smoothly into the body. In '58 the quad headlights were introduced. 1960 was the last year to feature the heavy grill teeth, and the final year before the introduction of the circle taillight rear end.

This 1960 Vette truly is a beauty! It has a paint matching hard top, PLUS a white soft-top. Driving around a topless Vette is one of the greatest feelings known to man. The red exterior paint is on the brighter side, almost like a blood-orange shade in certain light. It blends beautifully with the C1's iconic white side panel accents and white wall tires. The gauge cluster is a work of art- mid-century galore. Red leather seats- it doesn't get much nicer than that. Not to mention a nice amount of space in the trunk. The interior overall is in great shape.

Under the hood sits a twin four-barrel carbureted 283 Cubic Inch V-8 Engine. And that 4-speed manual transmission is icing on the cake. Thrilling is an understatement. With its small and lightweight body, there is no stopping a speed-hungry Corvette enthusiast.

Asking price: $127000 - negotiable - Illinois 62269

1962 HardTop - 1962 Chevrolet Corvette

burgundy with black interior: 327 Cid V8 / 4speed manual - 98701 miles

1962 Chevrolet Corvette. Known as the top "bang-for-buck" sports car on the market the Corvette has had a strong fan-base since the first Corvette rolled off the line for 1953. When you think of a C1 the vision of this car comes to mind. The dual headlights and stingray style tail make for an elegant appearance that rivals European exotics of it’s time. Finished in a Burgundy Red with a black interior this is a real sharp looker. Under the hood is a 327 cubic inch V8 and is paired to a 4 speed manual. Imagine how this car can get up and go! The sound is intoxicating, you just want more and more as you step on the gas and shift through the gears! Pop off the hard top and cruise with the wind in your hair. If you’re looking for a classic Corvette with style and power this is the one you want to own! Options include Aluminum wheels, AM radio, leather interior, seat belts, and radial tires.

Asking price: $89000 - Best Offer - Illinois 62269

1957 HardTop - 1957 Chevrolet Corvette #863-LVS

White with Red interior: 283 V8 / 3 Speed Manual - 1778 miles

Gateway Classic Cars of Las Vegas presents this 1957 Corvette. It is Polo White with Red interior. The owner states that it has a 283 ci 270 hp V8 with a 3-speed manual transmission. The '57 Corvette is a true 'American Classic', this beautiful example will certainly turn heads and be a hit at the local car show or cruise-in. This Corvette was awarded the prestigious NCRS (National Corvette Restorers Society) 'Top Flight' Award from the Rocky Mountain Chapter NCRS. It is ready to be driven and enjoyed.

Asking price: $144000 - best offer - Illinois 62269

1960 Convertible - 1960 Chevrolet Corvette #832-LVS

White with Red interior: 350 CID V8 / 4 Speed Manual - 34312 miles

Gateway Classic Cars of Las Vegas presents this beautiful 1960 Corvette Ermine White w/ Silver coves and Red interior. It is powered by a new Chevy 350 cubic inch / 350 horsepower V8 4 bbl (purchased over the counter according to the owner) with a 4 speed manual transmission and is equipped with a Vintage Air conditioning system. This classic Corvette was updated mechanically in 2014 (approx. $7500) and restored more completely from 2016-2019 by the previous owner (with many receipts included). This is a very beautiful and drivable example of the first generation Corvette. 

Asking price: $108000 - best offer - Illinois 62269

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