Chassis Frame: Restored production 1959 Corvette Suspension: Restored production 1959 Corvette: (Front) Coil springs with GM-Delco tubular shocks (Rear) Longitudinal leaf springs with GM-Delco tubular shocks Steering: Restored production 1959 Corvette with GM-Saginaw 16:1 recirculating ball steering gear, non-power-assisted Brakes: Restored production 1959 Corvette drum-and-shoe with 11-inch drums, non-power-assisted Wheels: Production 15 x 5 1/2-inch stamped steel wheels with chrome full-wheel covers Tires: Firestone Indy 500 "Firehawk" radials with 2 1/2-inch whitewalls, P215/70R15 all around (Reproduction of RPO 290 6.70-15 wide whitewalls)
Engine Restored Chevrolet Gen I smallblock V8 Modification: .060-inch overbore, aftermarket 327/350hp camshaft with hydraulic lifters, rotating assembly balanced before final assembly Displacement: Just over 283 cubic inches Compression Ratio: 9.5:1 Block: Original Chevrolet smallblock V8, casting # 3737739 (Leftover '58 casting) Cylinder Heads: Production 1960 Corvette 283 heads (Casting # 3774692) Ignition: GM-Delco "conventional" (non-electronic) ignition system Induction: 1 Carter WCFB four-barrel carburetor on a cast-iron intake manifold Exhaust: Reproduction '59 Corvette dual exhaust system Radiator: Restored production '59 Corvette GM-Harrison copper-brass radiator Horsepower: 230 @ 4800 rpm (Advertised) Torque: 300 ft. /lbs. @ 300 rpm (Advertised)
Transmission Restored original Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed manual (RPO 685) Shifter: Restored GM four-speed shifter with reverse lock-out Rearend: Restored production '59 Corvette with Positraction (RPO 675) and 4.11:1 rear gears
Interior Restored production 1959 Corvette New For '59: Reverse lockout on 4-speed shifter, redesigned door panels/gauges, storage bin under grab bar Seats: Restored production '59 Corvette seats Upholstery: "Roman Red" Vinyl Carpets: Red/black/white "Salt & Pepper" nylon loop-pile Instrumentation: OEM 1959 Corvette (0-160 mph speedometer, 0-7000 rpm tachometer with 5500 rpm redline, plus fuel level, oil pressure, ammeter and coolant temperature gauges, plus clock) Sound System: OEM GM-Delco "Wonderbar" signal-seeking AM radio (RPO 102) Heater/Defroster: Restored production '59 Corvette GM-Harrison deluxe heater/defroster (RPO 101) Air Conditioner: Remove hardtop (or lower soft top), roll down windows, and let the breeze from nearby Lake Ontario do the rest.