SUMMARY * Received the NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award in 2010 / 3-time NCRS Top Flight Award winner * 3-time Bloomington Gold certified / Received the Vette Vues Magazine Tri-Power Award in 2014 * Correct 283 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / Dual-quad carburetion * Correct Borg Warner T10 4-speed manual transmission * Correct posi-traction rear axle * Sale includes all of the car's awards * Roman Red paint / Optional factory hardtop * Black vinyl interior / Black convertible top * Optional factory heater / Wonder Bar radio * 15-inch wheels ---------- There's really no such thing as an undesirable Corvette. But, in the name of variety, a lot of vintage Vettes have been transformed into insular hot rods that just aren't as cool as their pure, correctly restored peers. That's why this national award-winning roadster is so appealing. Built to be a correct small block curve carver, evidenced by its dual-quad 283 and tough T10 4-speed, it features a rich Roman Red over Black color combination that's both attractive and timeless. It's won pretty much every accolade you can think of, including a Vette Vues Magazine Tri-Power Award, three Bloomington Gold awards, three NCRS Top Flight awards and the coveted NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence. And it is, after all, America's favorite sports car, which means there's a built-in level of style, value and exclusivity that most old school metal simply can't match. So, if you're in the market for a cool rendition of a pedigreed collector car, this incredible roadster could be the literal interpretation of your next classic! BODYWORK/TRIM This contoured Chevy's curvaceous body was massaged back to life during a thorough, body-off restoration. Like most C1s, the car was originally assembled at GM's new-for-1954 St. Louis manufacturing facility. And, like most restored C1s, its fit and finish presents much better now than it did 55 years ago. In fact, judging by the looks of this roadster's smooth profile, there's no evidence it has ever seen any kind of catastrophic damage. And today, layered in vivid Roman Red 2-stage, the car rolls as one spectacular classic that's superbly detailed. Thanks to uniquely American aesthetics and an increasing focus on well-rounded performance, the '58-'62 Corvette presents a fluid yet detailed appearance. At the front of this polished and refinished drop-top, a textured grille floats between familiar T3 headlights, small, chrome-trimmed parking lamps and elaborate header ornamentation. In front of that grille, chrome nose guards reflect intricate bumpers, which bend around chrome-trimmed fenders that follow patriotic Corvette emblems with finned cove inserts. Between those fenders, a sculpted hood leads the eye to polished wipers, curved glass and fresh Black canvas that's supplemented by a factory hardtop. At the back of that hood, traditional door handles reflect a stylish driver's mirror. And at the back of those doors, Bill Mitchell's famous 'squatter' decklid hangs a bright Corvette roundel above chrome bumpers, a chrome tag frame and four familiar taillights. ENGINE Tilt this roadster's glossy hood and you'll find a 283 cubic inch, dual-quad V8 that proudly displays a correct 3756519 casting number. Consistently chosen over Rochester's much-hyped Ramjet fuel injection as GM's ultimate hot rod option, this stout small block is widely regarded as the starting point of Chevrolet's amazing performance legacy. The car's big 4-barrel carburetors, which breathe through a small, louvered air cleaner, funnel life in to a correct Winters intake. At the sides of that intake, correct heads hang finned Corvette valve covers over correct, fully restored exhaust manifolds. Behind those manifolds, a chrome-capped distributor sequences fire through chrome-sleeved plug wires. And in front of those wires, an aluminum, Harrison-branded radiator circulates coolant through pliable hoses and reproduction tower clamps. In addition to its killer powerpl
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