Rebuild My | 58 Corvette
Photos by Allan Mason.
Correspondent Allan Mason, produced a South Florida Today report on a ground up reconstruction of this really nice 1958 Corvette. The report included most of these shots, and we just found the rest for this Cruiser Sighting. Enjoy.
THE HEART OF THE 58 CORVETTE
Designed by engineers who built the industry’s first high-compression V8-s the 283-cubic inch (4.6 litre) Corvette V8 is the very heart of its sports car performance. This is the world’s first mass-built engine to develop so much power for its size- up to more than one horsepower for each cubic inch of piston displacement, a hitherto unachieved goal. Its admirable power and torque characteristics center on a rigid, extremely compact block, an ultra-short piston stroke, and advanced overhead valve layout. And for ’58, buyers could command its scintillating response in any of four great versions- ranging up to 290 horsepower.