In motorsport the Corvette was a serious contender thanks to the fuel-injected V8 engine. It won the 1959 SCCA B-Production championship that year.
Demanding even more performance, several people including Gary Laughlin, Jim Hall and Carroll Shelby wanted to replace the Fiberglass body with a lightweight aluminum counterpart and three such cars werer made by Scaglietti.
1959 Chevrolet Corvette – did not sell for $46,000 This 1959 Corvette Convertible is a beauty and an eye catcher. Total production was 9,670. Some original, most is new or rebuilt. Automatic transmissions were limited in production. This classic is trusty, fun and a dream to drive. Auction Source: 2010 Mecum at Monterey