Track: 57" Front / 58.8" Rear
Height: 51" Over Hardtop
Curb Weight: 2,975 lbs.
Tire Size: 6.70x15"
Plant: St. Louis
The 1959 Corvette was basically the same as the 1958 in outside appearance, except for the absence of the simulated
hood louvers, and the twin chrome trunk spears. The dash instruments were redesigned, and a new tachometer face was
used. The "T" shift handle with a reverse lockout was introduced in 1959, for another Corvette first.
Base Engine: 283ci V8 230hp
Engine Options: 283ci 245hp -2 4bbl. Carbs, 283ci 270hp -2 4Bbl Carbs,
283ci 250hp Fuel Injection, 283ci 290hp Fuel Injection
Zora's XP700 was revised, lengthened, and exaggerated. A double bubble transparent plastic hardtop was added. Zora
began work the CERV 1