1958 Chevrolet Corvette
The Corvette was introduced in 1953 as Chevrolet's two-seater sports car. The first generation of the Corvette, which was manufactured from 1953 to 1962, is now referred to as the C1.
The 1958 Corvette received an exterior styling update which included dual headlights, larger front and rear bumpers, a redesign of the side cove, and different tail lights. Imitation louvers were added to the hood, while two chrome strips were added to the trunk.
The '58 Corvette was 9.2 inches longer, and 2.3 inches wider than the '57. The interior was also updated with a different dash with all the instruments in front of the driver, and a new central console where the clock resided.
Engines and transmissions remained the same for '58, but the top fuel injected 283 was now rated at 290 horsepower.
1958 Corvette Key Differences
Key differences of the 1958 Corvette include the hood with fake louvers, and the two chrome strips running down the length of the trunk lid.
The 1958 to 1960 Corvettes shared the same basic body design.
How to Identify a 1958 Corvette
1958 Corvette Headlights
1958 Corvette Hood
1958 Corvette Trunk
1958 Corvette Grill
1958 Corvette Fender Trim
1958 Corvette Tail Light
1958 Corvette Side Cove
1958 Corvette Front Emblem
1958 Corvette Dash
1958 Corvette Wheel
More 1958 Corvette Pictures
For more photos of vintage 1958 Corvettes, visit the C1 Corvette Image Gallery at the Muscle Car Jungle.
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