Iconic Masterpiece, Tuxedo Black 1959 Corvette roadster with original 283 ci V8 engine under the hood, topped off with with dual quads and a 4-speed transmission to put the rubber to the road. Very nice chrome bumpers, grill and side trim. white coves and wide whites and spinner caps for that nostalgic look. Very nice black interior with newer seat covers and lots of new parts and great dash with clear crisp instrumentation. Under the hood of the piece of art on four wheels is a very rare and desirable 283 cubic inch CU block, with 496C options rated at 270 horsepower, with dual four barrel carburetors, high lift cam and correctly paired with a Borg Warner 4 speed transmission. This information is all validated by the stamp on the front of the block FI230CU. There is no vin block stamping correlating to the vin number on this car or on most early C1 corvettes. Very nice black paint and chrome jewel this black beauty. It is a very correct car retains its or original C1 imperfect hand built fiberglass body. These early C1s are gorgeous, but not quite as smooth and sleek as todays C8 Corvettes. EXTERIOR: Beautiful Tuxedo black paint Original fiberglass body White coves with new stainless trim Very nice chrome on the front and rear bumpers Black convertible topINTERIOR: Very nice black upholstery on the factory bucket seats Original iconic steering wheel Clear and crisp tach and gauges New carpet kit Classic radioMECHANICS: Correct, original 283 dual quad engine casting number 373773 suffix code FI230CU Casting Date Sept. 10 1958 Correct Corvette aluminum valve covers Chrome ignition shielding Carter carbs WFCB Winters intake 3739653 Correct 1959 Dual Quad breatherUNDERCARRIAGE: Very impressive undercarriage Solid rear axle L86 3725899American Dream MachinesAt American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.