1958 Corvette Specifications


Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Wheelbase, inches 102.0
Length, inches
177.2
Width, inches
72.8
Track, inches
front: 57.0 rear: 59.0
Height, inches
51.1
Curb Weight, pounds
3,050


 
Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
6.70x15

Brakes
front: 11-inch drum
rear: 11-inch drum

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
4-speed manual (opt)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.70:1

Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch 4.6/283
4.6/283 4.6/283 4.6/283 4.6/283
Bore x stroke, inches 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00
Fuel Management 1 x 4-bbl. 2 x 4-bbl. fuel injection 2 x 4-bbl. fuel injection
Horsepower @ rpm 230 @ 4800 245 @ 5000 250 @ 5000 270 @ 6000 290 @ 6200
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot 300 @ 3000 300 @ 3800 305 @ 3800 285 @ 4200 290 @ 4400


 
Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
230 hp, 4-sp man.
250 hp, 4-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec
9.2
7.6
0-100 mph, sec
NA
21.4
1/4-mile, sec @ mph
17.4 @ 83
15.7 @ 90

Source: Sports Car Illustrated


 
Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible
9,168
$3,591.00


 
Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
Heater
8,014
$96.85
AM Radio, signal seeking
6,142
144.45
Parking Brake Alarm
2,883
5.40
Courtesy Lights
4,600
6.50
Windshield Washer
3,834
16.15
Wheels, 15 x 5.5
404
0.00
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15
7,428
31.55
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
2,057
188.30
Auxiliary Hardtop
5,607
215.20
Power Windows
649
59.20
Two-Tone Paint
3,422
16.15
245 hp Engine
2,436
150.65
270 hp Engine
978
182.95
Power Operated Folding Top
1,090
139.90
250 hp Engine Fl
504
484.20
290 hp Engine Fl
1,007
484.20
Positraction Rear Axle, 3.70:1
1,123
48.45
Positraction Rear Axle, 4.11:1
2,518
48.45
Positraction Rear Axle, 4.56:1
370
48.45
Heavy Duty Racing Suspension
144
780.10
4-speed Manual Transmission
3,764
215.20


 
Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Charcoal
1,631
Snowcrest White
2,477
Silver Blue
2,006
Regal Turquoise
510
Panama Yellow
455
Signet Red
1,399
Tuxedo Black
493
Inca Silver
193