BF Classifieds: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette

UPDATE 2/27/2020 – It didn’t take this beautiful Corvette to find a new home! We just heard from Pat and it was sold to a Barn Finds Reader in less than 3 days. Congrats to both parties and we hope the new owner will keep us updated on it!

This great-looking 1959 Chevrolet Corvette comes to us via our own Barn Finds Classifieds section — remember to scan there if you are looking for a car or you can send us your listing as well. It’s located in Pompano Beach, FL and is said to have only traveled 72,680 miles from new. Check out the BF Classified ad to contact the seller, whose asking price is $40,000.

The seller tells us that the car appears to be numbers-matching. I hope that is the case as it certainly affects a Corvette’s value. I don’t see anything that appears non-stock and the wheel covers and just-right-width whitewall tires look terrific. I’m not sure where the car is pictured but it certainly has nice GM neighbors!

Sometimes it can be fun to play “car detective”. In this case, I was intrigued by the script on the bottom of the trunk lid. Was this a customized car? I decided to zoom in further and do some research.

Imagine my surprise when I found this original ad for the dealership selling 1959 Corvettes! Apparently Don Allen Chevrolet in New York City occupied the lower two floors of GM’s New York headquarters and sold a lot of Corvettes! That might explain the New York license plate on the front of the car. However, it turns out there was also a Don Allen Chevrolet (using the same font, so they must have been part of the same dealership organization) in Miami, Florida. So who knows the details as to which Don Allen the car came from? I’m guessing New York, myself. There are some copies of other 1959 Don Allen Corvette ads here on the C1 Registry page.

The interior looks nice and those keys look awfully inviting to me! And with only 9,670 1959 Corvettes produced,

Oh my, it’s even a four-speed! The seller tells us it runs and drives great — why not combine picking the car up with a Florida vacation? Those that frequent this site will know that I just purchased a car in Pennsylvania — the wrong direction to go in mid-winter — so be smarter and pick up a sunny Florida convertible! Check out the BF Classified ad to learn more!

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  1. bobhess Member

    This car rings every Corvette bell that I’ve ever rung. Nice!

  2. ccrvtt

    Best rear end styling ever.

  3. DRV

    Funny, one ad has a yellow ’59 and the color was discontinued in ’58. They made the ad before the colors were decided.
    This one is a really nice driver. One could have fun driving and tinkering.

  4. Steve

    In Florida you only need one plate. They don’t care what you put on the front.

  5. Andy

    Great looking car at one appears to be a realistic price. Hope it finds a good home.

  6. Geoff Jakiel

    There was also a Don Allen Chevrolet on Main Street in Buffalo, NY.
    My dad’s brand new ’63 Greenbrier was purchased there. Nine passenger with an 80 horse motor.


    • Clutchartist

      I don’t remember Don Allen Chevrolet. I do however remember Hunt on Delaware, Gillogly on Union, and Dave Hallman in Hamburg.

  7. moosie moosie

    MD in New York is a Doctors plate.

  8. JohnfromSC

    Nice, but “appears numbers matching” isn’t sufficient in Corvette world. With restamps aplenty, closeup pics of the engine and tranny #’s are very important to establishing value. That’s also why complete ownership history adds much value to C1 vintage and c2s.

    Nice ride. GLWTS!

  9. Kniedo

    Great, would love to see the 69 hurst come up for sale next

    • Johnny Cuda

      and the 69 SS after that!

  10. Capt RD

    Price a car close to its real value and the car will sell.

  11. Chas H

    Not enough photos for a $40K car.

  12. Bill

    Are the seats original?

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