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50 cars in 50 days, celebrating 50 years of Old Cars: Day Fourteen

Old Cars wants to celebrate our 50-year anniversary by bringing you "50 cars in 50 days." Today we offer up a pristine 1959 Chevrolet Corvette.
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Old Cars is turning 50. In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!

 DAY FOURTEEN: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette

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As is so often the case when car fanatics meet their perfect automotive match, Jack Ross fell for his ’59 Corvette by happenstance and luck more than by design. He was prowling the grounds at Bloomington Gold in Bloomington, Ind., the country’s premier Corvette show and a hotbed for unrestored cars, with the idea of maybe finding a 1961 Corvette, or perhaps a 1965 — a year he was particularly fond of. Instead, he became smitten with the gorgeous blue ’59, even though it was missing its hardtop and had lost its original 283 V-8. “We just kept going back to this car, and kept going back to it,” Ross said. “We went over that car I don’t know how many times. The car just stood out. It was just a beautiful car.

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“I wound up buying it and bringing it home, and I’ve had it ever since.”

Ross eventually put new carpet in the car and had the gauges re-done, but beyond that he hasn’t done a lot to his ’59. The car had been restored previously at some point in its life, but Ross isn’t certain when, or who did it.

 “Somewhere along the line someone did a frame-off because the frame was very clean. It was clean underneath. The guy who had it before me traded it for a brand a new pickup truck, so he might not have been the brightest guy. I bet he’s sorry now.”

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