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Designer: Carl Renner
Designer: Chuck Jordan
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Chevrolet Corvette 1958
New for 1958 was the quad lamp restyle, credited to Harley Earl, but likely to be the hand of Chuck Jordan . The 1958 Corvette was 2inches wider and 9inches longer, and the rear suspension was improved, At the front the bonnet acquired horizontal louvres (nicknamed 'washboard'), but they were just decorative, as were the chrome 'suspenders' that ran down the bootlid. Four versions of the 283cu in (4,637cc) V8 engine were available from 245bhp to 290bhp injected. Carl Renner had already given the Corvette its side cove (1956), and would give its ducktail rear end (1961).


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Chevrolet Corvette 1958 - boot badge
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Chevrolet Corvette 1958 - The 1958 Corvette grille lost 4 of its 'teeth' and appeared with just 9.
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Chevrolet Corvette 1958. For 1958 the grille had only 9 'teeth' instead of 13, and the corner vents were just dummies. Four versions of the 283cu in (4,637cc) V8 engine were available.
Chevrolet Corvette 1958 front
Chevrolet Corvette 1958
Chevrolet Corvette 1958 rear
Chevrolet Corvette 1958. The chrome 'suspenders' running down the bootlid were a 1958 only feature.
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Chevrolet Corvette 1958 - these side 'coves' were designed by Carl Renner for the 1956 Corvette, and retained until 1963.
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Chevrolet Corvette 1958 - The passenger grab handle was new for 1958.
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Chevrolet Corvette 1958. This view shows the side 'coves' often used in two tones colour schemes. The smooth top-mounted rear lights gave a nice profile; better than the sunken in earlier lights.
Chuck Jordan
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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