1959 Chevrolet Corvette
The C1 was the first generation Chevrolet Corvette, produced from 1953 to 1962.
There were not many changes for the '59 Vette. The louvers on the hood were now gone, as were the chrome strips running down the trunk lid. Also, a storage shelf was added below the grab bar on the passenger side of the dash.
The base 283 engine gained 10 horsepower and was now rated at 230 hp. The top fuel-injected engine gained 25 horsepower and was rated at 315 hp.
1959 Corvette Key Differences
Key differences of the 1959 and 1960 Corvettes include a hood without louvers, and no chrome strips running down the trunk lid.
For 1959, Corvette seats had pleating that ran the width of the car (from left to the right), while for 1960, the seats had pleating that ran the length of the car (from front to back).
The 1958 to 1960 Corvettes shared the same basic body design. The '59 and '60 Vettes are virtually identical.
How to Identify a 1959 Corvette
1959 Corvette Hood
1959 Corvette Trunk
1959 Corvette Seats
1959 Corvette Interior
1959 Corvette Dash
1959 Corvette Headlights
1959 Corvette Grill
1959 Corvette Rear Bumper
1959 Corvette Tail Light
1959 Corvette Side Cove
1959 Corvette Trunk Emblem
1959 Corvette Wheel
More 1959 Corvette Pictures
For more photos of vintage 1959 Corvettes, visit the C1 Corvette Image Gallery at the Muscle Car Jungle.
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