1958 Chevrolet Corvette - Dream Ride #13

Ed Hoyt's long-ago ride in 1965 led to his first-day '58 fuelie many years later.

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TRANSMISSION : Original Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed manual transmission (rPO 685) with "skinny stick" consolemounted shifter and no reverse lockout
REAREND: Restored original with 3.70:1 rear gears

INTERIOR: Restored production '58 Corvette
NEW FOR 1958: New dash design with 0-160-mph speedometer, tach relocated to top of steering column (0-8,000 rpm for optional solid-lifter 270 and 290hp engines; 0-6,000 rpm for all other engines) and passenger-side dash grab bar in front of anodized trim insert with white "CORVETTE" lettering
GAUGES: Restored '58 instrument panel with 0-160-mph speedometer, 0-8,000 rpm tachometer (6,500 rpm redline), ammeter, oil pressure and fuel level gauges
SEATS : Restored '58 buckets, upholstered in blue-grey vinyl
CARPETS: Reproduction loop-pile carpeting
STEERING WHEEL: Restored stock 17-inch-diameter wheel
SOUND SYSTEM: Optional (RPO 102) GM/Delco signal-seeking Wonderbar AM radio
CLIMATE CONTROL: (Heat) Optional (RPO 101) heater. (Air conditioning) roll down windows and lower top

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