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1958 Corvette Production and Performance Numbers


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Model Year Highlights
  • 1958 marked the first year of an extensive redesign for the Corvette which consisted of different body panels, dual headlights, non-functional hood louvers and two chrome spears on the trunk door.
  • This wast the first year that seat belts were factory installed in the Corvette.
  • In previous years, Corvette paint consisted of nitrocellulose lacquer with the exception of Inca Silver which came in acrylic lacquer. For 1958, all Corvette paints came in acrylic lacquer.

Available Options
RPO Description MFG's Price Production
867 Base Convertible $3,591.00 9,168
101 Heater $96.85 8,014
102 AM Radio, Signal Seeking $144.45 6,142
107 Parking Brake Alarm $5.40 2,883
108 Courtesy Lights $6.50 4,600
109 Windshield Washers $16.15 3,384
276 Wheels, 15x5.5 $0.00 404
290 Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 $31.55 7,428
313 Powerglide Automatic Transmission $188.30 2,057
419 Auxiliary Hardtop $215.20 5,607
426 Power Windows $59.20 649
440 Two-Tone Paint Combination $16.15 3,422
469 283ci, 245hp Engine (2x4 carbs.) $150.65 2,436
469C 283ci, 270hp Engine (2x4 carbs.) $182.95 978
473 Power Operated Folding Top $139.90 1,090
579 283ci, 250hp Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 504
579D 283ci, 290hp Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 1,007
677 Positraction Rear Axle 3.70:1 $48.45 1,123
678 Positraction Rear Axle 4.11:1 $48.45 2,518
679 Positraction Rear Axle 4.56:1 $48.45 370
684 Heavy Duty Racing Suspension $780.10 144
685 4-Speed Manual Transmission. $215.20 3,764
Total Production (all convertibles):  9,168

Color Options
RPO Exterior Ditzler # Dupont # RM # Interior Soft Top Production
36 Silver NA NA NA Charcoal/Red White/Black 193
190 Panama Yellow NA NA NA Charcoal White/Black 455
199 Black NA NA NA Beige/Red White/Black 493
252 Regal Turquoise NA NA NA Charcoal White/Black 510
499 Snowcrest White 8160 2697 986 Beige/Charcoal/Red Beige/White/Black 2,477
729 Charcoal NA NA NA Beige/Charcoal/Red White/Black 1,631
756 Signet Red 70826 2704-LH NA Charcoal/Red White/Black 1,399
757 Silver Blue NA NA NA Beige/Charcoal White/Beige 2,006

Performance Numbers
Magazine GM Spec. MT Sports Car Illus. MT
Pub. Date NA 3/1958 12/1957 3/1958
Engine NA Base 283 ci 579 579D
Axle NA 4.11 3.70 4.11
Transmission NA NA NA NA
0-30 mph NA NA 3.3 sec NA
0-40 mph NA NA 4.5 sec NA
0-50 mph NA NA 5.8 sec NA
0-60 mph NA 9.2 sec 7.6 sec 6.9 sec
0-70 mph   NA 9.5 sec NA
0-80 mph NA NA NA NA
0-90 mph NA NA NA NA
0-100 mph NA NA 21.4 sec NA
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 17.4/83.3 15.7/90.0 15.6/95.0
Top Speed NA NA NA NA
Braking NA NA NA NA
Handling NA NA NA NA