Many car enthusiasts dream of owning a classic car one day. Other car enthusiasts wish they could have real racing car in their garage. This stunning 1958 Chevrolet Corvette with an incredible history fits both requirements and is for sale right now.
This car is not part of the history that was pasted just for resale either. According to the listing, it was raced as far back as the 1960s. Around 1970 it was stored and left until it was rescued from storage in 2001. A complete restoration took place in 2002, and it has been in operation ever since.
Under the hood is a fuel-injected Rochester 283ci V8 that sends power to the rear wheels via a Muncie-built four-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential. It’s not some kind of restomod either, as it still has ribbed drum brakes, a solid rear axle and 15-inch steel wheels.
These brakes may not seem suitable for a race car, but they are actually part of a very rare factory competition brake package. A few parts of the car that aren’t vintage are mostly safety-related, including a racing driver’s seat, updated roll cage and fire extinguisher.
Perhaps one of the most desirable features of this particular Corvette race car is that it is still street legal. The five-digit odometer shows 21k miles, and the current owner has put on about 4,000 of those. This is the kind of ride where we get to see someone actually drive a car and meet up for a coffee between vintage race weekends without a problem.
In fact, the listing has several images and videos showing this particular car in action. Some of these events include Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Laguna Seca and the historic Lime Rock Festival. The new owner will receive all of these materials along with an additional set of wheels and tires.
Corvette available on Bring the trailer where the auction ends on Wednesday, August 17. At the time of this writing, the price is $31,000, which is quite reasonable for such an iconic, functional, classic car with such an individual history.