Article: Sarsaparilla Speedster: 1958 Restomod Corvette Is A Killer

March 28, 2020

By Bradley Iger in LSX Magazine

The Corvette may have had a few teething issues when the first examples started rolling out of a makeshift truck assembly plant in 1953, but it didn’t take long for Chevrolet to get the kinks worked out.

In just a few short years GM’s low-slung two-seater was transformed into a world-class sports car, thanks in no small part to the introduction of the new “Fuelie” 283ci small-block V8 for the 1957 model year, as well as an optional four-speed manual gearbox. The substantial revisions that Chevrolet designers applied to the bodywork in the prior year, which had given the Corvette a noticeably more athletic appearance, certainly didn’t hurt either.

Read More: Click Here to read what prompted Mark Beatty, of Graham, Washington, to choose the 1957 Corvette for his restomod project and to see pictures of his creation.

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