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Old 09-06-2018, 03:35 PM
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Hello friends, recently came across this 1958. It looks rough, and I don't yet know if its a matching numbers car. I'm assuming its not, but I could be wrong.

Any idea what its worth in this condition?

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28000 high horse original motor 22000 low horse original motor 18000 non original motor no rust good body 15000 or less with nom bad body or rust issues.
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Those are honest values if someone tells you worth more they are a dreamer or if they tell you a lot less they are a flipper.
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Those are honest values if someone tells you worth more they are a dreamer or if they tell you a lot less they are a flipper.

thank you for the feedback. I'm going to try to get it and then decide what to do with it. thanks!
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thank you for the feedback. I'm going to try to get it and then decide what to do with it. thanks!
Note that a couple of the value items on the car for 1958, the louvered hood and the chrome tusks for the trunk, are missing. These are significant deductions on the car. Without seeing the engine compartment or interior, it’s hard to make other observations related to value. You need to check for prior damage, front end boys repair, and rust. Obviously needs a full restoration.

Also remember that 1958 engines do not carry a VIN derivative, so their motors do not technically “match” even when original. The block number, casting date, and pad assembly code can be correct and appropriate, but unlike a Corvette block that has a VIN, it doesn’t “match” the chassis VIN.
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Note that a couple of the value items on the car for 1958, the louvered hood and the chrome tusks for the trunk, are missing. These are significant deductions on the car. Without seeing the engine compartment or interior, it’s hard to make other observations related to value. You need to check for prior damage, front end boys repair, and rust. Obviously needs a full restoration.

Also remember that 1958 engines do not carry a VIN derivative, so their motors do not technically “match” even when original. The block number, casting date, and pad assembly code can be correct and appropriate, but unlike a Corvette block that has a VIN, it doesn’t “match” the chassis VIN.
thank you for the info!
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There is no hole for the emblem on the front nose? And it’s the wrong grille, tail lights.

Thats gonna be a labor of love for sure. I found a 58 about 10 years ago. https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...958-price.html

This might help you. This car was purchased for 20k. Frame turned out good. Motor was sold (64 327 CE). Repainted with a real nice paint job. Last I checked he is about mid 30’s all in. This turned out to be a no hit body. Interior still hasn’t been done to my knowledge.
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Digging the hood, outside that car looks to be pretty intact. How is the rest of it?
Check for rust where it hides!
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More to the point, what is the "story" on the car? History, prior ownership, length of time sitting. Why?
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They don't all have to be high dollar NCRS beautiful trailer queens that never see the open road....a tatty driver is just as cool, even cooler if it's actually driven. I'd make it a safe and reliable driver and enjoy it for what it is. Good luck on your quest!
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I always think Old School Gasser when I see these C1 projects.
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The best thing about a 58 is that it can be painted Panama Yellow, awesome color on a C1.
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The best thing about a 58 is that it can be painted Panama Yellow, awesome color on a C1.

For sure (charcoal interior)... That 66 sunfire yellow and C5/C7 in yellow. Not sure why it works so well???
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Stick or Auto ?
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More to the point, what is the "story" on the car? History, prior ownership, length of time sitting. Why?

Only story is family is selling after the passing of owner, dad. Sat in garage since 1971, don't know why. Hopefully will find out some more.
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They don't all have to be high dollar NCRS beautiful trailer queens that never see the open road....a tatty driver is just as cool, even cooler if it's actually driven. I'd make it a safe and reliable driver and enjoy it for what it is. Good luck on your quest!

I like that idea! If its not too bad, and I can get it roady worthy at a reasonable cost, I might just drive it mostly as is! Fun!
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Stick or Auto ?
4 speed manual, which if I've don research correctly, was an option for 58.
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Originally Posted by dklumpp View Post
28000 high horse original motor 22000 low horse original motor 18000 non original motor no rust good body 15000 or less with nom bad body or rust issues.
If anyone has a line on a C1 in any of these prices ranges, shoot me a PM, I'm looking.
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Clean it up, make it safe and reliable, and make it your daily driver.

No one will be cooler than you.
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