I'll be picking up this '58 Vette in a couple days and will have better pictures then. It belonged to my friend of 25 years that passed away on my birthday 2 years ago. He started building it as a show car in 1973 when he was 19 years old. It was finished about '75 and a show winner into the 80's. The paint is 40+ years old but still looks decent. After checking the VIN, determined it's serial #00026. Built on the 1st day of production October 14th 1957. Five more were built after it that day. When his widow decided to let it go, she was looking for the "right person" to enjoy it as the hot rod it is and not "ruin it by restoring". I told her she can come over for a ride anytime. She was kind enough to let me make a down payment on it, then gave me the time I needed to sell my 61 Impala and get the funds together. She was having a hard time signing the contract as she loved that car. My Impala sold a couple days ago to a cool guy from California that's going to restore. I didn't check the stamp code yet but the Vette engine is a great running built 1967 solid lifter 327 with double hump heads and polished Vette aluminum valve covers. Vintage dual plane aluminum intake and a 750 Holly double pumper. Trans is a Super T-10 with a Hurst shifter and T-handle. Original factory 4:11 posi. Old school chrome traction bars. This car got driven plenty. I'll be changing a few things like putting on some early style Torque Thrust wheels with blackwall tires instead of the wires. The engine compartment will loose the anodized Aeroquip stuff and get an air cleaner that's old school. Also put on some black plug wires, distributor cap and maybe some stock ignition shielding. Start looking for some 3:55 or 3:70 gears. Comes with the stock '58 washboard hood which probably will go back on. Not crazy about the flames but will leave them for now. Has 1970's diamond tuck seats and door panels that are high quality and nice shape. The hardtop and soft top are both included. Already found a year of manufacture license plate and the perfect frame in my junk. Criticism, comments and ideas are welcome.