This 1958 Corvette Barn Find Can Be Yours at Awesome Joe’s Auctions

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This 1958 Corvette Barn Find Can Be Yours at Awesome Joe's Auctions

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Just 9,168 Corvettes left the St. Louis factory during the 1958 model year.

Currently up for sale on Awesome Joe Auctions is a partially restored black example that’s already undergone some serious work since the owner pulled it out of a covered barn and “brought it back to its glory days,” to borrow a phrase from the listing (and Bruce Springsteen).

The Corvette had sat in a barn since 1985 after a fresh repaint. While the black paint featuring red coves looks good from a distance, some of the close-up photos show chipping on the trunk and peeling on the coves.

Still, we’ve seen a lot worse.

1958 Corvette Barn Find Can Be Yours at Awesome Joe's Auctions


As is, the car is said to be “an excellent driver,” thanks to the extensive mechanical work that is verified through a box of service records and some big bucks already spent.

“You can take this car anywhere,” the seller boasts.

That sounds like a legitimate claim since thousands of dollars worth of previous work in 2017 includes a Dewitts radiator and Vintage Air to keep you and your car cool on these hot summer days. Other new parts include the wiring harness, front disc brakes, radio, a small block built to look period correct, Bilstein shocks, carpet, convertible top, and upholstery on the seats.

1958 Corvette Barn Find Can Be Yours at Awesome Joe's Auctions


The new owner might consider replacing the door panels, which are a little beat up, and the dash pad looks like it might need some minor attention. While it was repainted 35 years ago, it wouldn’t hurt to head to the paint booth again.

Other than that, this is a pretty sharp non-original C1 Corvette with a reasonable price tag, if the bidding doesn’t go too crazy over the next six days. The current bid is said to be $29,950, but under bid history on the auction website, we’re not sure if that is an active offer.

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How would you feel with this vintage Corvette sitting in your garage?


Source:
AwesomeJoeAuctions.com

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5 COMMENTS

  1. IN SPITE OF THE PROPER HOOD & “TUSKS” NOT BEING THERE I LIKE IT, THE SEATS LOOK LIKE A WELCOME CHANGE FROM VINYL, IT HAS THE PROPER WHEELS. I’D LIKE A HARDTOP FOR IT .

  2. Craig and Michael are correct. The louvered hood and tusks are a “BIG” part of what makes a 58 unique from a 59 and 60. Not a particularly valuable car yet, and certainly will never be unless they get the hood and trunk correct. Really just an average C-1 that was left to rot. Someone should have some fun with it though.

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