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 1959 Corvette Convertible . Mild Restomod. A complete body off the frame restoration completed 4 years ago by Mel Bryson & Sons racing team of Vida, Or., and driven 4000 miles since completion. Paint is 1966/67 Corvette Sunfire Yellow, a soft mellow yellow. All new Al Knoch black interior, Al Knoch black convertible top, and a freshly restored correct black 1959 hardtop. All the chrome and stainless trim was re-chromed or polished. New correct tinted windshield with all new rubber and fasteners. All hood, door, soft top and trunk hinges were reconditioned, coated and installed with new fasteners. This Corvette is powered by a new Chevrolet Performance ZZ4 350 C.I. crate engine, upgraded with a new aluminum Edelbrock hi-output manifold, progressive linked dual four Edelbrock carburetors, an Edelbrock hi-output alternator, MSD distributor and ignition, producing a responsive yet manageable 385 horsepower for comfortable and reliable cruising.A completely rebuilt Borg Warner super T10 4-speed transmission with a Corvette correct shifter was placed behind a new Center force flywheel/clutch coupled by a balanced drive-line to the positraction 3rd member with new 3:70 gears.A Messler Engineering front coil-over independent front suspension was installed including adjustable aluminum shocks, rack & pinion power steering and disc brakes. The stock rear end housing was soda blasted and new rear suspension, including springs, anti-sway bar, control arms, and track locator were re-coated before being installed with new shocks A new fuel tank, sending unit, filters, and fuel lines were installed along with a new Dewitt aluminum radiator and Griffin aluminum shroud with dual thermostatically controlled electric fans. An Edelbrock hi-flow aluminum water pump was installed for improved cruising and engine temperature control.Sanderson ceramic coated headers connected to a custom exhaust system with Bassani Xhaust mufflers routed through the bumper for a mellow exhaust sound and look.Front tires are 17" BF Goodrich G-force sport mounted on Foose polished aluminum Nitrous wheels while the rear tires and rims are 18" using the same BF Goodrich/Foose combination. The tire/wheel combination in conjunction with the 2" dropped front spindles give the 1959 Corvette the perfect slightly lower front stance and appearance.

  Bill Croxton, wacroxton@gmail.com, 408 472-5053



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