Throughout the many years the Corvette has been in existence, it has maintained its reputation for being a classic sports car. Each generation has passed, adding more power and an altered design, but what happens when you want to take a classic Corvette and give it a modern twist? This is where a dedicated team can step in to restore and upgrade the veteran vehicle into the masterpiece it was intended to be. Now, there have been plenty of restored and upgraded vehicles in our time, but this particular project stands out because of the particular vehicle undergoing the transformation: a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster.

The updated and restored Corvette took three years to complete, but the final product is a vehicle that stays true to its history. The custom Spectrum turquoise vehicle is all Corvette - not leftover parts from random sports cars - and is even powered by a modern Corvette LT1 Generation II 350 that develops an impressive 420 HP (an impressive update over the first generation 283 HP), mated to a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission.

The 1958 Corvette Roadster LT1 700R4 Pro Touring is now available for sale at RK Motors for a price of $119,900 - an impressive offer considering the car is typically estimated at over $200K.

Hit the jump to read more about the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster LT1 700R4 Pro Touring.

  • 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster LT1 700R4 Pro Touring
  • Year:
    1958
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Corvette LT1 Generation II 350
  • Transmission:
    700R4 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    420
  • Price:
    119,900
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Exterior and Interior

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster LT1 700R4 Pro Touring Exterior
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We’re not sure who has owned this vehicle over the span of fifty years since its production, but it took the restoration team three years to get this thing live and kicking. To start everything off, the team had to unbolt the car from its frame and sodium blast it to remove all factory defects and accrued damage from the 50 years of its existence. A new custom fabricated, gloss black SR3 Motorsports frame was then put in for a modern touch. After that, the Corvette was painted in a custom Spectrum Color developed turquoise color combined with the traditional white door coves of the original Corvette. The restored sportscar also comes with a custom color matched turquoise vinyl top with a glass window that flows into a trunk featuring 1958 specific chrome spears.

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster LT1 700R4 Pro Touring Interior
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The interior features a special leather that also pays tribute to the original design with some thoughtful modern upgrades. The original seats are combined with a white dash, a smaller diameter aluminum Grant steering wheel wrapped with a color matched turquoise rim, and a the Lokar transmission shifter.

Engine

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster LT1 700R4 Pro Touring Drivetrain
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Under the hood, there is a modern Corvette LT1 Generation II 350 engine that features a cast iron block, aluminum heads, and electronic fuel injection. The engine delivers a total of 420 HP and is mated to a modern 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission that is cooled by a passenger floor mounted transmission cooler. The engine is combined with a dual exhaust with aluminum tubing.

Prices

This special 1958 Corvette Roadster LT1 700R4 Pro Touring is available for sale at RK Motors and is priced at $119,900.

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster LT1 700R4 Pro Touring Exterior
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10 comments:

  (714) posted on 01.27.2012

I love the color of the car it’s very cooling in the eyes and unique. It’s engine has a good performance and nice interior design.

  (449) posted on 12.7.2011

I love this vintage roadster! Even though it is an outdated vehicle it still looks so lovely and attractive, and I have to agree that it is already great on its body paint. Good thing as well that it has an impressive engine.

  (502) posted on 10.21.2011

Looking at this car, a scene from 80’s films are reoccurring to my mind. The days maybe gone, but I guess Corvette will live as long as there are cars being build. I love the color and design of this one, which made it more unique and classic.

  (474) posted on 10.3.2011

Back in the passed, truly love to reminisce and see old cars, that still alive and restored and can go along for more years. Without this we can surely enjoy more advance cars on our generation.

  (242) posted on 09.19.2011

The interior part of the car is really great. This kind of vintage car is like a brand new car. The interior and exterior part are great and its look like a Mercedes Benz brand new car because of the body of the car is too long.

  (459) posted on 09.1.2011

Woah! I like the design of the car. The color is unique, the bumper and all the parts of the car is unique. But I don’t like the price of the 
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  (449) posted on 08.18.2011

Yeah right, that was unbelievable.. I thought this would cost a lot more now that it has been upgraded.. I was surprised to know that it’s for sale for in that amount..

  (477) posted on 08.12.2011

Actually, I don’t like the design of the car, the color and the bumper, though I would say that it really has a big name in this industry. They want some twist for this Corvette, and if they will stick on this design, I doubt if it will sell like hotcakes.

  (379) posted on 08.12.2011

Aside from the boost power performance. I would love to see a modified styling for the vehicle. However, its a good thing that the interior has an elegant design.

  (745) posted on 08.12.2011

Even during the early days, the engine performance of the car is kind of remarkable. I was impressed with the power output of its restored version. BTW, for all the vintage car this is quite cheaper!

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