This resto-mod came with a special request from our customer: “I want it with a new suspension, steering, disc brakes, and everything. I also want it to go faster than my Lamborghini!”
So our job begins as a body off resto-mod.
- Art Morrison Chassis
- Seme & Son’s Small Block Chevy 427 V8 600 HP Engine
- Hilborn Fuel Injection system
- March Performance Drive System
- Modern Driveline TKO600 Transmission
- Flaming River Steering Components
- Ron Francis Wiring Harness
- Ultimate Headers
- Dakota Digital Gauges
- US Mag Wheels
- Federal UHP Tires 225/45R18
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About the 1958 Corvette:
In an era of chrome and four headlamps, the Corvette succumbed to the look of the day. The 1958 model year and the four that followed all had the exposed four-headlamp treatment and prominent grills, but a faux-louvered hood and chrome trunk spears were unique to 1958. The interior and instruments were updated, including placing a tachometer directly in front of the driver. For the 1958 model, an 8000 rpm tachometer was used with the 270 hp (200 kW) and 290 hp engines, rather than the 6000 rpm units used in the lower horsepower engines. Optional engine choices included two with twin carburetors (including a 270 hp model with Carter 2613S and 2614S WCFB four-barrels) and two with fuel injection. Power output for the highest rated fuel-injected engine was 290 hp. Displacement remained 283 cid. For the first time, seat belts were factory-installed rather than being dealer-installed as on previous models. Rare options were RPO 684 heavy-duty brakes and suspension (144), RPO 579 250 hp engine (554), RPO 276 15″×5.5″ wheels (404).