Total Passenger Car Production 1,436,954
Total El Camino Production 22,246
Total Corvette Production 9,670
Total Production (minus trucks) 1,467,880
• This car is 90 % original. The only updates are seat belts and front disc brakes.
• The car has only had one repaint in 1988, in the original color.
• This car will be used for tours most of the time.
Interesting Fact: The 1959 Chevrolet passenger cars were split into series numbers that differed by engine; 6 cylinder vehicles got a particular number and V8 cars of the same model got another number. For example, the 6 cylinder Biscayne 2 door sedan would be series "1111", while the V8 powered series would be "1211" instead. There is no differentiation between 283 and 348 in the Series Number, which makes it harder to determine if a `59 came originally with a high-powered engine. The best you can do in a case like that is to start checking date codes on the engine block, generator, intake, etc. -- this can tell that the car is POSSIBLY original. Without documentation, it's pretty tough to authenticate a `59.