1958 Corvette Specifications

The 1958 Corvette was flashier than its predecessor, due to improvements made inside and out. It also gave a strong performance -- proving that this car was far from all style and no substance. Here are the specifications for the 1958 Corvette:

The 1958 Corvette had an official 290 horsepower at 6,200 rpm.
The 1958 Corvette had an official 290 horsepower at 6,200 rpm.

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

Typeohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8 ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch4.6/283
4.6/283 4.6/2834.6/2834.6/283
Bore x stroke, inches3.875 x 3.003.875 x 3.003.875 x 3.003.875 x 3.003.875 x 3.00
Fuel Management1 x 4-bbl. 2 x 4-bbl.fuel injection2 x 4-bbl.fuel injection
Horsepower @ rpm230 @ 4800245 @ 5000250 @ 5000270 @ 6000290 @ 6200
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot300 @ 3000300 @ 3800305 @ 3800285 @ 4200290 @ 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

Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:

1953 Corvette
1954 Corvette
1955 Corvette
1956 Corvette
1957 Corvette
1958 Corvette
1959 Corvette
1960 Corvette
1961 Corvette
1962 Corvette


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